Tuesday's episode of "The Voice," the final round of blind auditions, fell in the ratings from last week but was still the top show in prime time, propelling NBC to a nightly victory in a key demographic.
"The Voice" averaged 13.1-million viewers, according to early numbers from Nielsen. Its rating among 18-to-49-year-olds, the demographic preferred by advertisers, fell 17% from last week to a 3.4. In the 18-to-49 category, a ratings point equals about 1.3-million people.
The new comedy "About a Boy" also fell week-to-week by 16% in a key demo to a 2.1 and drew an overall audience of 7.9 million. Fellow newcomer "Growing Up Fisher" was down slightly from its most recent episode and held onto most of its lead-in, earning a 1.8 in 18-to-49. After the comedy hour, "Chicago Fire" scored a 2.0 and 7.3-million viewers, improving on last week.
TV viewing among the key 18-to-49 age group was generally down on the first Tuesday night of daylight saving time.
Despite that, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." grew 11% to a 2.0 rating with CBS in reruns, after falling sharply last week. "The Goldbergs" held steady with a 1.5, while "Trophy Wife" rose a bit from last week's low to a 0.9. The new series "Mind Games" surged to a 0.9 after notching a weak 0.6 a week ago.
On the CW, "The Originals" gained 12% from last week to a 0.9 in 18-to-49 (1.9-million viewers overall).
CBS only aired reruns but still had the edge over NBC in average total viewership. (9.4 million vs. 9.2 million).
[For the Record: An earlier version of the post mistakenly referred to "Chicago Fire" as its spinoff "Chicago P.D."]
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