The finale of the third cycle of NBC's The Voice drew
season highs with adults 18-49 and total viewers on Tuesday. The two-hour
telecast drew a 4.9 rating from 9-11 p.m. and 14 million total viewers, up 11% and 18%, respectively, vs. last May's finale. The show returns
in March for its fourth cycle with new judges Usher and Shakira replacing Cee Lo
Green and Christina Aguilera. NBC easily won the night with an overall 4.0
rating/11 share, according to Nielsen overnight numbers.
CBS was in a distant second with a 2.6/7, as its lineup
rebounded from season lows. NCIS was up 18% to a 3.3, while NCIS: Los
Angeles improved 12% to a 2.9. Rookie Vegas rose 7% to a 1.6.
ABC took third with a 1.4/4. Following a repeat of the
holiday special A Charlie Brown Christmas, both Happy Endings and
Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23 improved from last week. Happy
Endings was up 8% to a 1.3 and Don't Trust the B---- rose 10% to a
1.1. Private Practice was even with last week at 1.2.
Fox aired repeats to finish with a 0.8/2.
The CW re-aired the special It's a Very Merry Muppet
Christmas for a 0.5 with both 18-49s and 18-34s.