NBC’s The Voice expanded to a second night last night with a results show that, like its performance one, airs directly against ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. The first Tuesday episode of The Voice this season did a 3.2/8 in adults 18-49, down 22% from the Monday performance episode. For comparison, the dropoff between performance-results show for Dancing this week (fast national-to-fast national) was 4%, for American Idol last week it was 15%. In Live+Same day, Idol averaged a 5.3 and 4.4 demo ratings for its 2 shows last week, The Voice is doing a 4.1 and 3.2 this week (last number is fast national). With CBS’ drama lineup in reruns, The Voice still ranked as the highest-rated program of the night in 18-49. Its lead-in, The Biggest Loser (2.0/6 for an hourlong episode vs. two-hour episode last week), and lead-out, Fashion Star (1.5/4), were flat, though the latter may be adjusted down because of a possible Voice overrun. The Dancing results show (2.7/7) was down 7% from its season premiere last week. Body of Proof (2.0/5) was down a tenth from its fast national last week. (The procedural is normally adjusted down when it follows a Dancing results show as it was the case last week.)
The good news for Fox came in the 8-8:30 PM half-hour where Raising Hope (1.6/5) was up 7%, posting its first ratings gain in its temporary new slot after three weeks of declines. But New Girl (2.3/6) was down 12% to a series low, and Breaking In (1.3/3) was down 7% to tie its season low. NBC (2.2/6, 6.3 million) and ABC (2.2/6, 11.9 million) finished the night tied for No.1 in adults 18-49, with ABC winning outright in total viewers. Univision (1.6/4, 3.70 million) had a strong night, tying Fox (1.6/5, 3.57 million) for third place among 18-49 and actually topping Fox in total viewers, a rare feat for the Spanish-language broadcaster over a Big 4 network. The CW’s Ringer was down a tenth following a 90210 rerun vs. an original last week.
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