“The Tuesday premiere of ‘The Voice’; helped NBC storm out to a bit Tuesday lead among young viewers and the finale of ‘Parks and Recreation’ avoided the kind of negative (literally) numbers that it would have taken for NBC to squander that lead for the night,” reports HitFix.
The story continues, noting that in total viewers “NBC was still no match for ‘NCIS’-driven CBS overall, of course.
“Tuesday’s biggest takeaway was that although ‘The Voice’ came back strong, it had only a little impact on its competition, for the most part. CBS’ ‘NCIS’ and ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ lost a couple hundred thousand viewers, but only ‘NCIS’ dipped in the key demo and that was only by 0.1. ABC’s ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’ also lost 0.1 in the key demo for its finale, but stayed reasonably steady, though still low.”
B&C writes, “NBC’s ‘Parks and Recreation’ drew 4.2 million viewers at 10 p.m., the highest viewership for the show since 2012, according to Nielsen overnight numbers.
“Among adults 18-49, ‘Parks’ notched a 1.6 rating, a tenth higher than the final season premiere and the highest rating in the demo since 2013. ‘The Voice’ returned strong with a 3.8, up a tenth from last winter’s Tuesday premiere.
“NBC led the night [in the 18-49 demo] with a 3.1 rating/9 share.”