TV Ratings: 'The Voice' and Special 'X Factor' Drop, 'Trophy Wife' Improves

A steady "NCIS" leads scripted, without competition from "SHIELD," while ABC's comedies lose nothing without their lead-in.
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"The Voice"

The Voice led another Tuesday on NBC, though the two-hour "knockout round" was down six-tenths of a point from last week to a season low 3.5 rating among adults 18-49. The episode was off only four-tenths of a point from spring's comparable outing. Prior to The Voice, The Biggest Loser (1.8 adults) shed two-tenths of a point from last week, giving NBC a nightly average of a 3.0 adults rating and 9.6 million viewers.

A steady NCIS (3.0 adults) led scripted programming across the broadcast networks, while NCIS: LA (2.6 adults) inched up a tenth of a point. Person of Interest (1.8 adults) dropped four-tenths of a point against competition from The Voice, hitting a series low. CBS averaged a 2.5 rating with adults 18-49 and 15.2 million viewers.

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Going head-to-head with The Voice during its second hour, and shedding some of its demo in the process, a special Tuesday X Factor averaged a 1.5 rating with adults 18-49 and 4.8 million viewers. In the demo, that's a half of a point (25 percent) hit from its last outing.

The lack of an original SHIELD dampened ABC's Tuesday but did not harm the 9 p.m. comedies. The Goldbergs (1.7 adults) held steady without its lead-in, and Trophy Wife (1.4 adults) improved by two-tenths. (Some credit here may go to the lack of New Girl and The Mindy Project airing on Fox.) ABC averaged a 1.2 rating with adults 18-49 and 4.1 million viewers.

Both The Originals (0.9 adults) and Supernatural (1.1 adults) held last week's scores on The CW. The network posted a 1.0 rating with adults 18-49 and 2.1 million viewers for the night.