By James Hibberd
Updated March 27, 2013 at 04:12 PM EDT
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What a difference The Voice makes.

Night 2 of the Spring edition of NBC’s reality hit not only held up well in the ratings, but it resuscitated Matthew Perry’s struggling sitcom Go On.

Voice had 12 million viewers and a 3.9 rating among adults 18-49. That’s off a tenth from its second episode last fall, and down 19 percent from Monday’s premiere. Go On (5.6 million, 2.1), which featured a cameo from Perry’s former Friends co-star Courteney Cox, jumped 110 percent from last week’s deaths-door rating (and is probably artificially boosted further by having a minute of Voice overrun in these numbers).

The Voice Effect also helped The New Normal (3.6 million, 1.4), but not nearly as much — up 56 percent. By the time Smash (3.1 million, 1.0) aired at 10 p.m., NBC’s ratings had returned to Crapsville (population: Smash). We’ve been hearing Go On and New Normal are likely to return next season, by the way.

With The Voice returning to Tuesdays, NCIS barely blinked — down only a tenth. But other reality shows took a hit. The second week of ABC’s diving competition show Splash, well, dived — down 38 percent from its premiere last week. Fox’s veteran Hell’s Kitchen fell only a tenth, but that’s an all-time low for the show (which typically airs during the summer).

Also Tuesday: Dancing results was down 26 percent from last year. ABC’s Body of Proof rose to beat CBS’ Golden Boy, which dipped, and won 10 p.m. NCIS: LA was down 10 percent. Fox’s New Girl was down 4 percent and Mindy Project was down 12 percent.

Full Chart:

FOX

8-9P

HELL’S KITCHEN

#7

1.9

4,570

9:00P

NEW GIRL

#5

2.2

4,264

9:30P

MINDY PROJECT

#10

1.5

2,810

ABC

8-9P

SPLASH

#9

1.6

6,666

9-10P

DANCING RESULTS

P

#4

2.3

13,074

10-11P

BODY-PROOF

#8

1.7

9,583

CBS

8-9P

NCIS

#2

3.1

18,063

9-10P

NCIS:LA

#3

2.6

14,322

10-11P

GOLDEN BOY

#11t

1.4

8,079

NBC

8-9P

VOICE

P

#1

3.9

12,017

9:00P

GO ON

#6

2.1

5,642

9:30P

NEW NORMAL

#11t

1.4

3,584

10-11P

SMASH

#13

1.0

3,111

CW

8-9P

HRE-P CTNTL-CW

RS

#14

0.4

1,141

9-10P

BEAST

R

#15

0.2

655

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