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NBC Has a Hit on Its Hands–Just in Time for May Sweeps; Peacock Scores Huge Win in Tuesday Ratings

May 4, 2011  •  Post A Comment

NBC’s newest hit show continues to gain traction, rising 10% in adults 18-49 over its premiere a week ago to lead the Peacock Network to an overall win in the 18-49 demo Tuesday night, TVbytheNumbers.com reported.

With a two hour episode of "The Voice" dominating the night, NBC averaged a 4.6 rating for the night in 18-49, easily beating CBS (2.9 average), Fox (2.6) and ABC (2.2). CBS came out ahead in total viewers with an average of 14.5 million to ABC’s 11.8 million, NBC’s 10.7 million and Fox’s 6.3 million.

At 8 p.m. Fox’s "Glee" was a hair better than CBS’s "NCIS," 3.6 to 3.5, in the 18-49 demographic for the hour. NBC’s "The Biggest Loser" had a 2.6 in that demo, which was ahead of ABC’s "Dancing With the Stars" recap episode with a 1.8. CW’s "One Tree Hill" managed only a 0.6 in the 18-49 demo.

At 9 p.m. the first hour of NBC’s two-hour "The Voice" scored a 5.4 in the 18-49 demographic, while ABC’s results show for "Dancing With the Stars" and CBS’s "NCIS: Los Angeles" tied at 2.9 in the same demo. Fox’s "Raising Hope" and "Traffic Light" netted a 1.9 and a 1.2, respectively, in the same demo, and CW’s "Hellcats" trailed with a 0.4 in the demo.

The 10 p.m. hour was a big win for "The Voice" with a 5.8 in the 18-49 demo. CBS’s "The Good Wife" beat ABC’s "Body of Proof," 2.4 to 2.0.

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