The Voice

Opposite NBA on cable, Fox's 'Dance' dips in demos, while 'Brooklyn DA' opens softly for CBS

NBC singing competition “The Voice” was easily the top-rated series in key demos on the first Tuesday following the conclusion of the television season, but it continues to fade as it nears the homestretch of its season. The night also saw a quiet series premiere for CBS’ “Brookly DA” and a modest return for ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss.”

TNT’s coverage of Game 4 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals between the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat was expected to rate as the No. 1 program of the night among young adults, but early data wasn’t available.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “The Voice” averaged a 3.0 rating/8 share in adults 18-49 and 10.4 million viewers overall in the 9 o’clock hour, easily standing as Tuesday’s No. 1 series in 18-49. It was down a bit in 18-49 from last week’s 3.2 and a 3.5 the week before, and was up a little in total viewers. Also for NBC on the night, it had the top broadcast program in the 8 o’clock hour with a “Voice” recap special (1.7/5 in 18-49, 6.4 million viewers overall), and it closed things out with an encore of the recent series finale of “The Office” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall).

At ABC, “Extreme Weight Loss” (1.2/3 in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall) was down 20% (0.3) from its year-ago premiere on a Sunday, building in 18-49 rating with each half-hour. And at 10, “Body of Proof” (1.2/3 in 18-49, 7.4 million viewers overall) wrapped its run by winning the hour over CBS and NBC.

CBS went with repeats of Tuesday regulars “NCIS” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 8.6 million viewers overall) and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.2/3 in 18-49, 8.2 million viewers overall), followed by the premiere of “Brooklyn DA” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 5.0 million viewers overall), which was down rather sharply from a repeat of “48 Hours Mystery” that aired in the hour on the comparable night a year ago.

Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” (1.8/5 in 18-49, 5.0 million viewers overall) was down 10% in 18-49 (0.2) from last week’s regular-night premiere; it was up some in total viewers, likely gaining older viewers who were watching the season finale of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” last Tuesday.

Univision placed third on the night in 18-49, led by “Amores Verdaderos” at 9 (1.7/5 in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall).

CW aired encores of “Hart of Dixie” (0.3/1 in 18-49, 0.9 million viewers overall) and “America’s Next Top Model” (0.2/0 in 18-49, 0.5 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 1.9/6; Fox, 1.8/5; Univision, 1.4/4; ABC, 1.2/3; CBS, 1.1/3; CW, 0.2/1.

In total viewers: CBS, 7.3 million; NBC, 6.6 million; ABC, 5.3 million; Fox, 5.0 million; Univision, 3.4 million; CW, 0.7 million.

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