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Tuesday Overnights: ‘The Voice’ Fall Season Ender Leads NBC to Victory

Modest 'The Year: 2017' Special on ABC

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 6.1/10, CBS: 3.2/ 5, ABC: 2.6/ 4, Fox: 1.5/ 3, CW: 0.7/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
NBC and Fox: +36 each, CW: +17, ABC: + 4, NBC: -30
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-Ratings Breakdown:
It was an easy Tuesday household overnight victory for NBC, which featured the two-hour fall season finale of “The Voice” at a very dominant 6.7 rating/12 share from 9-11 p.m. ET. Comparably, this was an increase of 10 percent from the 6.1 household rating for the spring season-finale of the singing competition on May 23rd.

Earlier in the evening on NBC was a recap telecast of “The Voice” (translation: repeat) at a 4.8/ 8 (#1) in the 8 p.m. hour.

In the specials department last night was “A Home For the Holidays with Josh Groban” on CBS, featuring more inspirational stories of people whose lives were changed through adoption, at a second-place 3.4/ 5 at 8 p.m. That led into encore telecasts of “NCIS” (#2: 3.4/ 6) and “Bull” (#2: 2.8/ 5) from 9-11 p.m.

On ABC, “The Year: 2017,” featuring a look back at the historic and memorable moments from the year, scored a modest 2.7/ 5 from 9-11 p.m. It led out of repeats of animated “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” (#3: 2.6/ 5) and “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice” (#3t: 2.0/ 3) from 8-9 p.m.

Elsewhere, Fox and The CW were both in all repeats. Fox featured second-runs of “Lethal Weapon” (#4: 2.0/ 3), “The Mick” (#4: 1.1/ 2) and animated special “Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas” (#4: 1.0/ 2) from 8-10 p.m. And The CW aired 2014 movie “Big Game,” which scored a 0.7/ 1 in the household overnights from 8-10 p.m.

‘Tis the season, of course, for repeats, so get used to that word until after the first of the New Year.
What follows are the household overnight results for Tuesday, December 19 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” (R): 2.6/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “A Home for the Holidays with Josh Groban”: 3.5/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice” (R): 4.8/ 8 (#1)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#4)
CW – Movie: Big Game (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice” (R): 2.0/ 3 (#3t)
CBS – “A Home for the Holidays with Josh Groban”: 3.3/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice” (R): 4.9/ 8 (#1)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon” (R): 2.0/ 3 (#3t)
CW – Movie: Big Game (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Year: 2017”: 2.8/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 3.4/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice” (season finale): 6.8/11 (#1)
Fox – “The Mick” (R): 1.1/ 2 (#4)
CW – Movie: Big Game (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Year: 2017”: 2.8/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 3.5/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice” (season finale): 6.7/11 (#1)
Fox – “Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas” (R): 1.0/ 2 (#4)
CW – Movie: Big Game (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Year: 2017”: 2.7/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 2.8/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice” (season finale): 6.6/12 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Year: 2017”: 2.4/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice” (season finale): 6.8/13 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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