The finale of "The New Normal"
" dominated the 8 p.m. hour on Tuesday night and also gave "The New Normal
" its best ratings since October, though CBS repeats still ended up leading primetime overall.
Among other Tuesday notables, ABC's "Splash
" continued a steady ratings nosedive, while CBS' "Golden Boy
" slipped without originals as a lead-in.
For the night, NBC averaged a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49, tops in the key demographic. ABC's 1.7 rating and FOX's 1.6 rating followed fairly closely in the key demo, with CBS averaging a 1.4 rating. The CW did a 0.2 key demo rating on Tuesday night.
Overall, though, CBS averaged an estimated 9.54 million viewers and a 6.2 rating/10 share, edging out the 9.33 million viewers and 6.1/10 for ABC in Tuesday primetime. NBC was third with a 4.5/7 and 6.98 million viewers, well ahead of the 3.73 million viewers and 2.3/4 for FOX. The CW averaged only 690,000 viewers and a 0.5/1.
[Univision averaged 3.81 million viewers and a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49 for Tuesday night.]
8 p.m. -
"The Voice" was up from last Tuesday for NBC, averaging 13.61 million viewers and a 4.3 rating among adults 18-49 in the 8 p.m. hour. A repeat of "NCIS" was second overall with 10.88 million viewers and tied for third with a 1.4 key demo rating. ABC's "Splash" was down to 5.71 million viewers and a 1.4 rating in its third airing. FOX's "Hell's Kitchen
" remained steady with 4.74 million viewers and a 1.9 key demo rating. On The CW, a repeat of "Hart of Dixie" averaged 748,000 viewers and a 0.3 key demo rating.
9 p.m. - The "Dancing with the Stars" results show averaged 13.6 million viewers and a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49 to put ABC in first for the 9 p.m. hour. CBS' repeat of "NCIS: Los Angeles" was second overall with 10.02 million viewers and tied for second with a 1.6 key demo rating. NBC's two episodes of "The New Normal" finished third with 4.26 million viewers and a 1.4 key demo rating, with "The Voice" boosting the bubble comedy to its strongest 18-49 ratings since October and its biggest audience since September. FOX was fourth with a "New Girl" repeat (2.75 million viewers and a 1.3 key demo rating) and a new "The Mindy Project" (2.68 million and a 1.4 key demo). The CW's repeat of "Beauty and the Beast" drew 632,000 viewers and a 0.2 key demo rating.
10 p.m. -
"Body of Proof
" was down from last week, but still won the 10 p.m. hour for ABC with 8.68 million viewers and a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49. CBS' "Golden Boy" drew 7.73 million viewers and a 1.3 key demo rating in second. NBC's "Smash
" averaged 3.07 million viewers and a 0.9 key demo rating in third.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.
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