×

‘Voice’ Tops Tame Tuesday, But Continues Late-Season Slump

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.

More TV

  • Beta Drops Trailer, Closes Major Sales

    Beta Drops Trailer, Closes Major Sales on Berlinale Series Title ‘M’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Beta Film has rolled out its first major territory sales on drama series “M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder” (“M – A City Hunts a Murderer”), which has just been confirmed by the Berlin festival as one of seven shows selected for its TV strand, Berlinale Series. Viasat has licensed pay-TV rights for Russia [...]

  • Joel Kinnaman Mireille Enos Esme Creed

    Amazon's 'Hanna,' New Season of 'False Flag' Lead Strong Berlinale Series Lineup

    Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming high-concept thriller “Hanna” will debut at the 2019 Berlinale Series, with its stars – Esme Creed-Miles, Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos – expected in Berlin for its premiere. Netflix also features in the lineup and will debut “Quicksand,” its first Swedish original. A roster of seven shows also includes big-ticket Sky [...]

  • China’s ‘Boonie Bears’ Reach Korea With

    China’s ‘Boonie Bears’ Reach Korea With Animated Series and Movie

    Two seasons of the hit Chinese animation series “Boonie Bears” have been licensed for release in South Korea. The deal was struck by animation studio Fantawild with content distributor Media to Media. The broker has acquired IPTV and VOD rights to “Boonie Bears: Four Seasons” and “Sunsational Summer and Snow Daze,” a total of 104 [...]

  • Mike Royce24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards,

    CBS Orders Comedy Pilot 'Story of Us' From 'One Day at a Time' Co-Creator Mike Royce

    CBS has ordered a pilot for the comedy “The Story of Us” from writer and executive producer Mike Royce. The hybrid comedy tells the story of how an unlikely couple becomes a family through interviews and vignettes spanning 10 years. In addition to Royce, Nick Stoller and Conor Welch will serve as executive producers. Sony [...]

  • 'Schitt's Creek' Stars Reveal Dream Guest

    'Schitt's Creek' Cast Reveals Dream Guest Stars: Oprah, Beyonce and ...

    “Schitt’s Creek” has big dreams. Dan Levy, who stars as David on the series, says his wish list of guest stars includes Oprah, Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Gwyneth Paltrow. “All for different reasons, none of whom we’ll get,” he cracked at the Critics’ Choice Awards. For those who haven’t caught on to the “Schitt’s Creek” [...]

  • Bob Costas Olympics Mike Tirico

    Bob Costas Officially Out at NBC After Nearly 40 Years

    Bob Costas has formally parted ways with NBC after nearly 40 years as a sportscaster for the Peacock. Costas and NBC have been negotiating an exit agreement for months. Word surfaced last summer that he was preparing to end his tenure with the network. Costas confirmed the news in an interview with the New York [...]

  • Happy

    TV Roundup: Syfy Drops First Trailer for Season 2 of 'Happy!'

    In today’s TV News Roundup, Syfy drops the first trailer for the second season of “Happy!” and Imagine Kids & Family sets a partnership with Four M Studios.  FIRST LOOKS Syfy has dropped the first trailer for season two of “Happy!” starring Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt. The new season premieres Wednesday, March 27 at 10/9c [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content