TV Ratings: NFL Saps Viewers from 'NCIS,' 'The Voice'

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A rare Tuesday NFL game pulled viewers away from other networks, leading to lows for NCIS and The Voice in primetime. Fox's telecast of the game, which was delayed several days because of a COVID-19 outbreak among the Baltimore Ravens, easily led primetime.

The Ravens' win over the Dallas Cowboys delivered 13.54 million viewers and a 3.9 rating among adults 18-49 (including a simulcast on NFL Network), far and away the best numbers of the day. They're also a little ahead of the averages for Fox's regular Thursday game this season (12.77 million viewers and 3.8 in the 18-49 demo).

Opposite the NFL game, CBS' NCIS drew its smallest same-day ratings ever, with 8.76 million viewers and a 0.7 in adults 18-49. FBI (6.71 million, 0.6) and FBI: Most Wanted (4.92 million, 0.5) also hit lows.

At NBC, The Voice had its softest outing of the season, pulling in 6.64 million viewers and a 0.7 in the demo. Transplant ended its season by averaging 3.25 million viewers and a 0.4 demo rating for its final two episodes, on par with its same-day averages.

ABC's Big Sky (3.51 million viewers, 0.6 in 18-49) also took a hit, although The Bachelorette (4.32 million, 1.2) was steady week-to-week. On cable, Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight (3.41 million viewers) and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show (3.35 million) finished first and second in total audience, while History's The Curse of Oak Island topped the 18-49 chart with a 0.6.

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