TV ratings: 'NCIS' finale rises Tuesday, 'The Voice' steady in later timeslot

ncis-s10-finale-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The season finale of "NCIS" Tuesday delivered the show's biggest total audience since mid-March and led CBS to a convincing win in total viewers for the night. "The Voice," meanwhile, shifted to a later timeslot on NBC and was more or less on par with last week, dropping just a tenth of a point in the 18-49 demographic.

The season premiere of "So You Think You Can Dance" on FOX brought in OK numbers for FOX, and the "New Girl" and "Mindy Project" finales were even with last week. ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" results show was up a little bit.

CBS averaged 12.9 million viewers and an 8.2 rating/13 share in households for the night, finishing well ahead of second-place ABC (8.2 million, 5.3/9). NBC (7.45 million, 4.6/7) came in third. FOX was fourth with 4.2 million viewers and a 2.5/4. The CW (926,000, 0.7/1) trailed.

NBC scored a narrow win among adults 18-49 with a 2.4 rating, edging the 2.3 for CBS. FOX took third at 1.8, followed by ABC, 1.4, and The CW, 0.3.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS" season finale (18.2 million viewers, 11.4/19 households)
NBC: "The Voice" rerun (6.6 million, 4.3/7)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" season premiere (5 million, 3.0/5)
ABC: "Wipeout" (4.4 million, 2.7/4)
The CW: Movie - "Leap Year" (1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "NCIS" (3.2)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS: Los Angeles" season finale (13.35 million, 8.4/13)
ABC: "Dancing With the Stars" (11.6 million, 7.6/12)
NBC: "The Voice" (10.2 million, 6.2/9)
FOX: "New Girl" season finale (4.1 million, 2.5/4)/"The Mindy Project" season finale (2.65 million, 1.7/3)
The CW: "Leap Year" (823,000, 0.6/1)

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

10 p.m.

ABC:
"Body of Proof" (8.5 million, 5.7/9)
CBS: "Golden Boy" (7.1 million, 4.7/8)
NBC: "Grimm" (5.5 million, 3.4/6)

18-49 leader: "Grimm" (1.7)

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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