The finale of NBC’s singing competition “The Voice” surged in the Nielsen ratings Tuesday night, based on overnight numbers, pushing the Peacock Network to an easy win in the key 18-49 demo.
TVbytheNumbers.com reports that the two-hour finale delivered a 4.9 average rating among viewers 18-49, way up from last week’s 3.6 and up a half a ratings point from the 4.4 for last year’s broadcast. It was the highest-rated show of the night among all broadcast networks.
CBS put up a fight, with “NCIS” delivering a 3.3 in 18-49, up half a point from last week, and “NCIS: Los Angeles” climbing three-tenths to a 2.9. “Vegas” rose slightly too, up one-tenth to a 1.6.
ABC was mostly higher than a week ago, but the numbers were still modest. “Happy Endings” rose one-tenth to a 1.3 in the 18-49 demo and “Don’t Trust the B” also climbed one-tenth, to a 1.1, while “Private Practice” held steady with a 1.2.
Fox aired all repeats and settled for fifth place among the broadcast nets.
For prime time overall, NBC averaged a 4.0 in viewers 18-49 to win the night, followed by CBS (2.6 average), Univision (1.6), ABC (1.4) and Fox (0.8). CBS took the top spot in total viewers with 14.9 million, ahead of NBC (12.1 million), ABC (4.2 million), Univision (3.8 million) and Fox (1.9 million).