Ratings: CBS Dramas Dominate Again, Voice Clip Show Quiets NBC's New Comedies, Dixie Steady

CBS had another very, very good Tuesday this week, as each of its three dramas dominated their time slots in both total viewers and in the 18-49 demo.

NCIS, for starters, repeated as the night’s most watched/highest rated program — with 18.5 million viewers and a 3.6 rating — despite dipping about 10 percent from Season 10’s premiere. NCIS: LA (14.9 mil/3.1) was also down about 10 percent while trouncing all comers. And newbie Vegas, with 12.1 million viewers and a 2.1 rating (down 19 and 16 percent), nearly doubled second-place Private Practice‘s audience while topping the 10 pm demo.

Elsewhere on the night:

* NBC’s The Voice recap special brought its numbers down 30 percent to 8.22 mil/2.9, setting up the 9 o’clock comedy hour for declines. Go On, with 6 mil and a 2.2, was down 13 and 19 percent, while The New Normal (4.6 mil/1.7) slipped 10 and 15 percent. Capping the Peacock’s night, though, Parenthood (4.5 mil/1.7) dipped just a few percentage points.

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* Fox’s Raising Hope returned to 3.9 million total viewers and a 1.7 rating as a self-starter, down more than 40 percent from its Season 2 premiere (which of course led out of New Girl). Ben and Kate (3.3 mil/1.6) dropped 24 percent, but New Girl (5.1 mil/2.8) held onto its premiere numbers. The Mindy Project — which apparently is set here, in (a very sunny version of) New York City…? — fell 20 percent from its debut, to 3.75 mil/1.9.

* Dancing With the Stars‘ whatever-that-was special opened ABC’s night with a soft 8.2 mil/1.3, placing fourth in the hour. DWTS‘ results show then held steady week-to-week with 11.8 mil/2.1, but Private Practice‘s 100th episode (6.1 mil/1.6) slipped 16 percent in the demo.

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* The CW’s Hart of Dixie opened Season 2 with 1.54 million total viewers and a 0.7 rating, down just a tenth in the demo from its series debut (which aired on a Monday) and flat with 90210‘s year-ago performance in the Tuesday-at-8 spot.

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What were you tuned into this second Tuesday of the new Fall TV season?