'The Voice' ratings drop for battle rounds (but still beat 'Glee')
NBC’s The Voice was one hour later, one hour shorter, and about one rating point lower Tuesday night.
After shifting to 10 p.m. for the start of the “battle rounds,” the singing competition dropped 19 percent from its record-setting first two weeks. The Voice delivered 10.3 million viewers and a 4.6 preliminary rating among adults 18-49.
That’s still enough to beat usual Tuesday night leader Glee, which had 9.1 million viewers and a 3.6 rating — winning 8 p.m. and roughly steady with last week.
Overall, NBC came in first place, with The Voice growing 77 percent from its The Biggest Loser (8.8 million, 2.6) lead-in.
CBS was second with NCIS (17.1 million, 3.5) and NCIS: LA (14.7 million, 2.8) hitting season lows, followed by The Good Wife (11.6 million, 2.0).
Fox had Raising Hope (5.4 million, 2.2) growing to its best number in two months, followed by a similar spike for the now-deceased Traffic Light (3.3 million, 1.4) (For those who missed the news: Fox canceled five shows last night).
ABC was in fourth place with Dancing With the Stars results show (17.1 million, 3.2) up 7 percent and Body of Proof (10.3 million, 2.1) up 5 percent.
CW had One Tree Hill (1.4 million, 0.6) and Hellcats (1.2 million, 0.5).