Ratings: ‘The Voice’ Takes Tuesday Over Series-Low for ‘The Conners’

“NCIS” and “FBI” lead CBS to easy total viewers win — but NBC is crowned king of the demo

Last Updated: December 5, 2018 @ 9:24 AM

“The Voice” took Tuesday’s Nielsen ratings crown, besting ABC’s “The Conners” among adults 18-49 for just the second time in a head-to-head battle at 8 p.m. Meanwhile, the Roseanne Barr-less spinoff hit a series low in both that key demo (1.3 rating) and total viewers (6.6 million).

NBC rode “The Voice’s” victory, combined with a “Saturday Night Live” Christmas special, to a primetime ratings win among the Big 4 networks and The CW. But the overall eyeballs champ was CBS, which pulled in plenty of viewers with its “NCIS” and “FBI”-packed procedural block.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.1 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 5.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., “The Voice” scored a 1.4/6 and 8.8 million viewers. The 2-hour “SNL” holiday special at 9 landed a 1.0/4 and 4.1 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.0/4 and first in viewers with 9.9 million. At 8, “NCIS” earned a 1.2/5 and 11.8 million viewers. At 9, “FBI” posted a 1.0/4 and 9.6 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 10 received a 0.8/4 and 8.2 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 0.8/4 and in viewers with 4.3 million. At 8, “The Conners” fell to a series-low with a 1.3/6 and 6.6 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Kids Are Alright” had a 0.8/4 and 4.3 million viewers. “Black-ish” at 9 got a 0.8/3 and 3.5 million viewers. At 9:30, “Splitting Up Together” settled for a 0.6/3 and 2.8 million viewers. “The Rookie” at 10 managed a 0.7/3 and 4.2 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 2.5 million. At 8, “The Gifted” received a 0.7/3 and 2.1 million viewers. “Lethal Weapon” at 9 also landed that rating/share combo, but rose to 2.9 million viewers.

The CW was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million. “The Flash” at 8 earned a 0.7/3 and 1.8 million viewers. “Black Lightning” at 9 managed a 0.3/1 and 989,000 viewers.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.3 million.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1.1 million.