The Voice Ratings Rise Against Rudolph

THE VOICE -- "Live Top 10" Episode 1116B -- Pictured: (l-r) Miley Cyrus, Dolly Parton -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

The Voice rose from last week’s 1.8 rating to 1.9 in the 18-49 demo. The real story, however is the show that is scheduled after The Voice, initially to help boost the fledgling drama’s numbers.  This is Us rises from 2.4 last week to a 2.7 this week. It’s far outpacing The Voice and helping NBC to earn a decisive Tuesday night win.

The situation reminds me a little of when new FOX drama Empire was scheduled after American Idol two years ago. It soon became clear the soapy drama didn’t need Idol’s lead-in as the ratings rose week to week during that first season. 

Via TVByTheNumbers

8 p.m.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS) – S 2.3/8 9.45
The Voice (NBC) 1.9/7 10.60
The Middle (ABC) 1.6/6 6.60
The Flash (The CW) 1.5/5 4.09
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 1.0/3 2.36

8:30 p.m.

American Housewife (ABC) 1.4/5 5.57
New Girl (FOX) 0.8/3 1.86

9 p.m.

This Is Us (NBC) 2.7/9 10.56
NCIS (CBS) – R 1.3/5 9.27
Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) 1.2/4 4.19
Scream Queens (FOX) 0.5/2 1.34
No Tomorrow (The CW) 0.4/1 1.07

9:30 p.m.

The Real O’Neals (ABC) 1.0/3 3.33

10 p.m.

Chicago Fire (NBC) 1.7/7 8.02
Bull (CBS) – R 0.9/3 6.86
Agents of SHIELD (ABC) 0.8/3 2.51

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