UPDATE, 2:25 PM: Looks like there’s even more holiday cheer out of The Voice’s Tuesday performance. Final numbers are in and the NBC singing show saw an addition 3% rise among adults 18-49 to 3.4/10 over the fast nationals that had the show up 10% from last week’s Tuesday low tie. The Voice’s 13% rise over its November 26 show may have been helped by the 5% bop up that The Biggest Loser got in final numbers. Previously steady with last week in fast nationals and now at 2.1/6, last nights show is tied with the reality series October 15 premiere for a season high.
PREVIOUSLY, 9:04 AM: There were no holiday specials on the Big 4 last night but it certainly was Christmas on The Voice (3.3/9). With holiday tunes galore from both contestants and judges, the live one-hour show trimmed to a final five contestants with a single elimination from the singer pool and the end of the TwitterSave experiment. After being beaten by Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and tying a Tuesday series low last week, the NBC competition series also got a present in a 10% rise over its November 26 show. The Voice was the night’s highest-rated show and the second-most-watched with 11.89 million viewers. NBC had a good night overall: The Voice’s lead-in The Biggest Loser (2.0/6) was steady with last week while the singing show’s 10 PM lead-out Chicago Fire (2.3/7) was up 10% over its November 26 episode. With a 2.6/7 rating, NBC was No. 1 among adults 18-49 on Tuesday while a repeat-filled CBS was in the top slot viewer-wise with 10.124 million.
CBS was all encores last night with NCIS (1.6/5), NCIS: LA (1.4/4) and Person Of Interest (1.3/4). NCIS was the most-watched show of Tuesday’s primetime with 12.37 million viewers.
Fox had an almost full slate of originals last night with a 9 PM New Girl (0.9/3) the only encore. It was a good night for the network’s newbies with Dads (1.4/4) marking a 17% rise over its November 26 series low and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (1.6/5) bopping up 7%. At 9:30 PM, The Mindy Project (1.2/3) slid 14% from its November 26 episode.
The CW’s fall finales of The Originals (1.1/3) and Supernatural (1.1/3) were steady with last week in the demo, but Originals hit a series viewership high with 2.443 million tuning in. And with a 2% rise over last week, Supernatural’s 2.45 million viewers bested Fox’s New Girl and Mindy Project’. Overall, last night’s 2.45 million viewers on the CW marked 3% rise over last week and was the network’s most-watched Tuesday since November 4, 2008, when the net had 2.5 million watching 90210 and Privileged.
On ABC, there was a premiere of a sort last night with the return of Primetime: What Would You Do? (1.0/3) for a three-episode run. The hidden camera series hosted by ABC News’ John Quinones was down 41% from its last premiere on September 14, 2012. With a Marvel Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (0.9/3) repeat kicking off the night, freshman comedies The Goldbergs (1.4/4), back after two weeks, and Trophy Wife (1.1/3), back for its first original in three weeks, were down 13% and 8%, respectively. That’s a low for Goldbergs and a low tie for Trophy Wife.