TV ratings: 'Grimm' solid in Tuesday debut, 'NCIS' rises and 'The Voice' falls

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grimm-tuesday-ratings.JPGFast National ratings for Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A two-hour edition of "The Voice" Tuesday was down some from last week's one-hour show, but it still carried NBC to a win in the 18-49 demographic for the night. It also provided a good platform for "Grimm," which debuted in the 10 o'clock timeslot with its best numbers since October.

Also Tuesday, "NCIS" was up over last week for CBS, although "NCIS: LA" fell. "Dancing With the Stars" took a tumble for ABC, which also saw "Splash" erode further. On the upside, though, Diane Sawyer's interview with Amanda Knox scored decent numbers at 10 p.m. "Hart of Dixie" improved over last week for The CW.

CBS averaged 12.8 million viewers and an 8.2 rating/13 share in households for the night, leading second-place NBC (9.75 million, 6.1/10) by about 3 million viewers. ABC (7.8 million, 5.3/8) came in third. FOX was a distant fourth at 3.9 million viewers and a 2.4/4, and The CW (874,000, 0.6/1) trailed.

NBC scored the top spot among adults 18-49 with a 3.1 rating. CBS finished second in the demo with a 2.2, followed by FOX at 1.8. ABC drew a 1.4 and The CW a 0.4.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS" (17.7 million viewers, 11.1/18 households)
NBC: "The Voice" (11.2 million, 7.0/12)
FOX: "Hell's Kitchen" (4.7 million, 2.8/5)
ABC: "Splash" (4.3 million, 2.9/5)
The CW: "Hart of Dixie" (1.2 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (3.4)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS: Los Angeles" (12.9 million, 8.3/13)
NBC: "The Voice" (12.05 million, 7.5/11)
ABC: "Dancing With the Stars" (10.6 million, 7.0/11)
FOX: "New Girl" (3.6 million, 2.3/3)/"The Mindy Project" (2.6 million, 1.7/3)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" rerun (545,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (4.1)

10 p.m.

ABC:
News special - "Murder. Mystery. Amanda Knox Speaks" (8.5 million, 5.9/10)
CBS: "Golden Boy" (7.75 million, 5.1/8)
NBC: "Grimm" (6 million, 3.7/6)

18-49 leader: "Grimm" (2.0)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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