NBC’s very, very, very well promoted The Voice hit a high note right out of the gate, dominating Tuesday night with a 5.1 demo rating and delivering 11.8 million total viewers.
As demo ratings go, that represents the strongest series premiere for any network since CBS launched Undercover Boss after the 2010 Super Bowl (to an admittedly much more robust 16.2 rating and total audience of 38.6 million viewers).
Speaking of those Tuesday stalwarts, all told Glee (8.54 mil/3.4) was down double digits from a week ago — hitting a season-low demo — while Dancing With the Stars (18 mil/3.5) was up 14 and 17 percent, respectively.
Elsewhere on Tuesday:
* Among two of The CW’s three waiting-to-be-renewed dramas, One Tree Hill (1.54 mil/0.7) saw a tiny uptick in audience and stayed flat in the demo, while Hellcats dropped to 1.06 million viewers and a Shedding for the Wedding-like 0.4 (!) demo rating. Cheerio, ‘Cats!
* Fox’s Raising Hope (4.6 mil/1.9) fell 10 percent to a series low rating.
* ABC’s Body Of Proof took a step toward a possible pickup by veritably tying the surging second hour of The Voice in total viewers (with 12.1 million), while holding somewhat steady in the demo (with a 2.3).
What did you tune into this Tuesday?