TV Ratings: 'America's Got Talent' Dominates Wednesday, 'The Voice' Down

Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" is among the original programs that sank in ratings due to the presidential address.

With the first of two Wednesday episodes airing, NBC's The Voice dipped in the ratings.

Compared to Tuesday's performance, The Voice sank a significant amount, averaging about 9.8 million total viewers and drawing a 3.3 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic during the 8:30-9 p.m. half-hour, according to preliminary numbers. (On Tuesday, the competition series drew 11.97 million and a 4.3 in its 9-11 p.m. time period.)

Two possible explanations for the ratings slip: Viewers were not aware that The Voice was airing on back-to-back nights and the live broadcast of the presidential address which caused programming to run in inconsistent time periods. Final numbers should be in later.

Even so, a new America's Got Talent during the 9:30-10 p.m. half-hour (13.2 million, 3.9) topped the night in viewers and the demo.

Fox's So You Think You Can Dance (2.1), from 8:30-10 p.m., slipped 22 percent due to the live presidential address.

Ratings Bottom Line: NBC continues on its winning streak.
** Preliminary ratings snapshot.

8 p.m.
Total viewers winner: Presidential speech/The Voice (NBC), 9 million
18-49 demo winner: Presidential speech/The Voice (NBC), 2.9

9 p.m.
Total viewers winner: The Voice/America's Got Talent (NBC), 12.8 million
18-49 demo winner: The Voice/America's Got Talent (NBC), 3.8

10 p.m.
Total viewers winner: America's Got Talent/America's Got Talent repeat (NBC), 11.5 million
18-49 demo winner: America's Got Talent/America's Got Talent repeat (NBC), 3.2