"The Voice" grows 16 percent for first "knockout round' episode and helps deliver NBC a ratings victory
"The Voice's" first-ever knockout round Monday raised the singing competition's ratings enough to give NBC a win for the night, according to preliminary numbers.
While preemptions for coverage of Hurricane Sandy and power outages render the ratings for all of the networks approximate, NBC so far shows a commanding lead in the advertiser-cherished 18-49 demographic with a 4.4 rating/11 share and second in total viewers with 11.4 million.
"The Voice" from 8 to 10 p.m. rose 16 percent from last week's one-hour episode, delivering a 5.0/12 — the night's highest rating for an individual program — and drawing 12.8 million viewers. "Revolution" at 10 dipped slightly, receiving a 3.1/8 and taking in 8.4 million total viewers.
ABC took second place in ratings and first in total viewers with a 2.7/6 and 13.8 million. Its primetime slate showed growth across the board, starting with "Dancing With the Stars" from 8 to 10, which climbed 13 percent over last week's one-hour installment for a 2.7/6 and took most-watched honors for the night with 15 million viewers. "Castle" at 10 also enjoyed a significant boost, jumping 35 percent from its last original airing two weeks ago for a 2.7/7 and drew 11.9 million total viewers.
CBS, which came in third in ratings and total viewers with a 2.2/5 and 7.2 million, ran repeats with the exception of the CBS News special "Super Storm Sandy" at 10, which drew a 2.1/5 and grabbed 8 million total viewers.
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