Wednesday Ratings: ‘The Voice’ Dips, but Still Powers NBC to a Win; Strong Finales for CBS’s ‘NCIS’

May 18, 2011  •  Post A Comment

NBC got another strong performance from its breakout singing competition “The Voice,” scoring a narrow win in adults 18-49 for the night over CBS, which got good results from its two “NCIS” season finales, TVbytheNumbers.com reported.

For the night, NBC wound up with a 3.4 average rating in the 18-49 demo, edging CBS (3.2 average) and topping ABC (2.7) and Fox (2.6). Total viewers was a different story, with CBS winning the night by averaging 15.3 million, ahead of ABC (13.9 million), NBC (8.0 million) and Fox (6.6 million).

At 8 p.m. "NCIS" had a 3.8 in the 18-49 demo, ahead of Fox’s "Glee" with a 3.5, NBC’s "The Biggest Loser" with a 2.8 and ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars Freestyle Special” with a 2.4. The season finale of CW’s "One Tree Hill" registered just a 0.7 in the same demo.

At 9 p.m. ABC’s "Dancing With the Stars" result show had a 3.5, besting CBS’s season finale of "NCIS: Los Angeles" with a 3.2, both in the 18-49 demographic. Hour two of "The Biggest Loser" had a 3.1 in that demo, and the season finales of Fox’s "Raising Hope" and "Breaking In" logged a 2.2 and a 1.4, respectively. CW’s series finale of "Hellcats" lagged behind with a 0.5 in the same demo.

The 10 p.m. hour went to NBC’s "The Voice" with a 4.5 in the 18-49 demo, while the season finales of CBS’s "The Good Wife" and ABC’s "Body of Proof" had a 2.5 and a 2.2, respectively.

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