blake shelton team the voice season 6 ratings TV ratings: 'The Voice' playoffs and 'Chicago Fire' return give NBC a demo win; CBS takes total viewersFast National ratings for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

“The Voice” debuted the Season 6 playoffs round to solid numbers, propelling NBC to a win in the 18-49 demo, though it was down some from its Season 5 counterpart episode last fall.

Elsewhere, CBS ratings juggernaut “NCIS” was the overall winner with over 17 million viewers, while “Chicago Fire” came back from a three-week hiatus up for NBC. “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” was down half a million viewers from last week, while “The Mindy Project” was up 400,000 viewers.

CBS was tops of the night in total viewers, earning an average of 13.2 million viewers and an 8.5 rating/14 share in households. NBC was second with 8.1 million and a 5.1/8, followed by ABC (3.4 million, 2.2/4), FOX (2.6 million, 1.6/3) and The CW (750,000, 0.5/1).

In the adults 18-49 demographic, NBC came out on top with a 2.1, followed by CBS at 2.0, ABC at 1.1, FOX at 1.0 and The CW at 0.2.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS” (17.2 million viewers, 10.9/18 households)
NBC: “The Voice” (10.8 million, 6.7/11)
ABC: “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” (4.9 million, 3.2/5)
FOX: “Glee” (2.8 million, 1.7/3)
CW: “The Originals” rerun (736,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “The Voice” (2.8)

9 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (14.4 million, 9.2/14)
NBC: “About a Boy” (7.1 million, 4.5/7)/”Growing Up Fisher” (5.6 million, 3.5/6)
ABC: “The Goldbergs” (4.3 million, 2.5/4)/”Trophy Wife” (2.5 million, 1.7/3)
FOX: “The Mindy Project,” two episodes (2.3 million, 1.5/2)
CW: “The 100” rerun (764,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (2.3)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Person of Interest” rerun (8 million, 5.3/9)
NBC: “Chicago Fire” (7 million, 4.5/8)
ABC: “Resurrection” rerun (1.9 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader: “Chicago Fire” (1.9)

information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are
preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."