'The Voice' wins again against weak competition

Night two of the red button pushers gave NBC a win in adults 18-49 and viewers, though it wasn’t much of a victory. The Voice only had to do battle against a special penultimate episode of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance and repeats on CBS and ABC, so it was relatively easy to post a 3.9 rating/12 share in the key demo and attract 8.3 million viewers, according to early estimates.

Still, the talent show saw some drop off from Monday: It lost 7% of its young adults (though it ran in a different timeslot on Tuesday) and was down 42% versus its comparable audition episode last season that aired on Feb. 6 (6.7/12). Still, the freshman season of The Voice ran in-season and it’s possible viewers still haven’t figured out that originals of their favorite (or not-so-favorite) shows are starting to air on network TV right now. So let’s throw the judges a bone for right now, k?

The premiere of the Matthew Perry starrer Go On on NBC had an admirable debut and, naturally, won its timeslot against repeats. It posted a 3.4/9 and averaged 9.5 million viewers. An original of The New Normal – which featured Shania impersonating Little Edie! — earned a 2.5/7 and 7 million, which is flat with Monday night’s preview after The Voice.

The return of Parenthood only earned a 1.9/5, down 14% from last year’s premiere. I’m sad to report it was the drama’s lowest-rated premiere ever. Hold it together, Braverman clan!

Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance earned a 1.5/4, the same as last week, and 4.3 million viewers.

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