the voice premiere ratings TV ratings: NBC wins Tuesday night (no, really) thanks to 'The Voice'Fast National ratings for Tuesday, April 26, 2011

“The Voice” had a strong premiere for NBC Tuesday, outrating “Glee” in the half-hour they opposed each other and giving the network an adults 18-49 victory for the night.

ABC still had the lead in viewers, averaging 14.3 million people along with a 9.3 rating/14 share in primetime. NBC (10.3 million, 6.1/9) came in second, beating out CBS’ 9.8 million viewers and 6.3/10. FOX (7.55 million, 4.5/7) came in fourth, and The CW (1.3 million, 0.9/1) trailed. The CW’s numbers may change some because its lineup was pre-empted in Chicago, the nation’s third-biggest market.

NBC’s 4.3 rating among adults 18-49 led the demo by a pretty good-sized margin. FOX took second with a 3.0, followed by ABC at 2.7. CBS came in fourth with a 1.9, while The CW drew a 0.6.

]]>8 p.m. ABC: “Dancing With the Stars: The Road to the Finals” (12.85 million viewers, 8.3/13 households)
CBS: “NCIS” rerun (11.1 million, 7.2/11)
FOX: “Glee” (8.5 million, 5.1/8)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (7.5 million, 4.6/7)
The CW: “One Tree Hill” (1.5 million, 1.0/2) 18-49 leader: “Glee” (3.4) 9 p.m. ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” results (18 million, 11.6/17)
NBC: “The Voice” series premiere (11.4 million, 6.5/10)
CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” rerun (10.2 million, 6.5/10)
FOX: “Glee” (8.6 million, 5.1/8)/”Raising Hope” (4.6 million, 2.7/4)
The CW: “Hellcats” (1.1 million, 0.7/1) 18-49 leader: “The Voice” (4.9) 10 p.m. NBC: “The Voice” series premiere (12.2 million, 7.1/11)
ABC: “Body of Proof” (12.1 million, 8.1/13)
CBS: “The Mentalist” rerun (8 million, 5.2/8) 18-49 leader: “The Voice” (5.4) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable