After airing a recap last Tuesday, NBC’s The Voice (4.4/13) returned in full force, up not only from last week (+47%) but also vs. the last original on the night two weeks ago (+10%). The Voice boosted Go On (2.8/7, up 33% from last week), The New Normal (2.0/5, up 18%), and Parenthood (2.0/6, up 25%). Parenthood posted its first No. 1 finish among 18-49 in the 10 PM hour this season, tying CBS’ Vegas and posting its best demo rating since November. NBC (2.9/8 in 18-49, 7.6 million total viewers) won the night in 18-49 for its first streak of three consecutive nightly wins in almost nine years.
Against a new Voice, CBS’ venerable drama NCIS (3.3/10) took a hit, down 11% from last week. NCIS: LA (2.9/8) was down 6%, while Vegas (2.0/5) held steady. CBS still comfortably won the night in total viewers with an average of 15 million and was a close second in 18-49 with a 2.8/8.
Encouraging news for Fox’s comedy “veteran” Raising Hope (1.8/5), which climbed a tenth from its low season premiere last Wednesday despite facing an original Voice last night vs. a recap last week. Raising Hope, the oldest among Fox’s live-action series, led into newbie Ben And Kate (1.5/4), which dropped a tenth from last week, as did tentpole New Girl (2.7/7). The Mindy Project (1.9/5) was flat.
ABC was status quo, with Dancing With The Stars results (2.1/6) and Private Practice (1.6/4) both flat with last week.
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After its solid return last week, the CW’s Hart Of Dixie (0.4/1) dived 43% in its second airing at 8 PM. The ratings for the TV presentation of Joss Whedon’s Web musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog were well, horrible. The 4-year-old program drew a 0.2/1 in 18-49 and 570,000 viewers.
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