8:54am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'The Voice' Boosts 'Go On,' Can't Save 'Smash'
NCIS (3.1 adults), off a tenth of a point from last week, helped drive CBS to a narrow win among adults 18-49 on Tuesday night. NCIS: LA (2.6 adults) and Golden Boy (1.4 adults) were also down, by three tenths of a point each, giving the network an average 2.4 adults rating and 13.5 million viewers for the night.
NBC had the night's strongest broadcast with The Voice (3.9 adults). The episode was down nine tenths of a point (19 percent) from Monday's two-hour season opener, and its addition to the schedule boosted Go On (2.1 adults) and The New Normal (1.4 adults) to highs not seen since the comedies last had the strong lead. Go On, which had Matthew Perry reunite with Friends co-star Courteney Cox, was up 1.1 points from its last original, while The New Normal finale saw a smaller boost of half a point. The Voice momentum didn't carry over to Smash, though. The series pulled a 1.0 adults rating, up just three tenths of a point. NBC averaged a 2.2 rating with adults 18-49 and 6.6 million viewers.
The second episode of ABC's Splash pulled a 1.6 rating with adults 18-49, dropping an entire point from its premiere. Dancing With the Stars' results hour (2.3 adults) was also down from the Tuesday opener last spring (3.1 adults). Body of Proof (1.7 adults) was up by two tenths of a point for another season high. ABC averaged a 1.9 rating with adults 18-49 and 9.8 million viewers.
Both Hell's Kitchen (1.9 adults) and New Girl (2.2 adults) were down by a tenth of a point from last week on Fox. The Mindy Project (1.5 adults) was down by two tenths of a point, giving the network an average 1.9 rating with adults 18-49 and 4.1 million viewers.
Encores gave the CW a 0.3 adults rating and 898,000 viewers.
Univision averaged a 1.3 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.3 million viewers.