urx unit loader TV ratings: 'NCIS' and 'The Voice' lead Tuesday and 'Parenthood' matches a season high
parenthood-ratings-dec-11.JPGFast National ratings for Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012

The usual suspects — “NCIS” and “The Voice” — led the way in Tuesday’s ratings, giving their respective networks victories in total viewers (CBS) and adults 18-49 (NBC).

NBC also got a little boost from the last “Parenthood” of 2012, which matched its season high in adults 18-49, and night two of “Take It All,” which was up a tick over Monday’s premiere. “The Mindy Project” was also up slightly for FOX, but “Hart of Dixie” slipped a little in viewers on The CW.

CBS scored a runaway win in viewers, averaging 14.25 million along with a 9.1 rating/14 share in households for the night. NBC (8.1 million, 5.1/8) was the best of the rest. ABC came in third with 4.1 million viewers and a 2.5/4. FOX (3.4 million, 2.1/3) took fourth, and The CW trailed with 1.25 million viewers and a 0.8/1.

NBC posted a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic to lead the way. CBS finished second at 2.3. FOX, 1.5, was third, followed by ABC, 1.3, and The CW, 0.5.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “NCIS” (17.5 million viewers, 11.0/17 households)
NBC: “The Voice” results (11.3 million, 7.0/11)
ABC: Special – “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” (5.6 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: “Raising Hope” (4 million, 2.4/4)/”Ben and Kate” rerun (2.3 million, 1.5/2)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” (1.4 million, 1.0/2) 18-49 leader: “The Voice” (3.5) 9 p.m. CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (15 million, 9.6/15)
NBC: “Take It All” (7.35 million, 4.5/7)
FOX: “New Girl” (4.2 million, 2.5/4)/”The Mindy Project” (3 million, 1.9/3)
ABC: “Happy Endings” (3.3 million, 1.9/3)/”Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23″ (2.5 million, 1.6/)
The CW: Special – “A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa” (1.1 million, 0.6/1) 18-49 leader: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (2.6) 10 p.m. CBS: “Vegas” (10.3 million, 6.7/11)
NBC: “Parenthood” (5.7 million, 3.8/6)
ABC: “Private Practice” (3.8 million, 2.8/5) 18-49 leader: “Parenthood” (2.0)

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