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TV ratings: 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' rises; 'Voice' slips but wins Tuesday

TV ratings: 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' rises; 'Voice' slips but wins Tuesday
Jaimie Alexander as Lady Sif on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (Kelsey McNeal / ABC)

Tuesday's episode of "The Voice," the final round of blind auditions, fell in the ratings from last week but was still the top show in prime time, propelling NBC to a nightly victory in a key demographic. 

"The Voice" averaged 13.1-million viewers, according to early numbers from Nielsen. Its rating among 18-to-49-year-olds, the demographic preferred by advertisers, fell 17% from last week to a 3.4. In the 18-to-49 category, a ratings point equals about 1.3-million people.

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The new comedy "About a Boy" also fell week-to-week by 16% in a key demo to a 2.1 and drew an overall audience of 7.9 million. Fellow newcomer "Growing Up Fisher" was down slightly from its most recent episode and held onto most of its lead-in, earning a 1.8 in 18-to-49. After the comedy hour, "Chicago Fire" scored a 2.0 and 7.3-million viewers, improving on last week. 

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TV viewing among the key 18-to-49 age group was generally down on the first Tuesday night of daylight saving time.

Despite that, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." grew 11% to a 2.0 rating with CBS in reruns, after falling sharply last week. "The Goldbergs" held steady with a 1.5, while "Trophy Wife" rose a bit from last week's low to a 0.9. The new series "Mind Games" surged to a 0.9 after notching a weak 0.6 a week ago.

Fox's comedies were generally down. "Glee" lost a tenth of a point for a 0.9, matching its lowest ever. "New Girl" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" slipped to a 1.3 and a 1.2, respectively.

On the CW, "The Originals" gained 12% from last week to a 0.9 in 18-to-49 (1.9-million viewers overall). 

CBS only aired reruns but still had the edge over NBC in average total viewership. (9.4 million vs. 9.2 million).

[For the Record: An earlier version of the post mistakenly referred to "Chicago Fire" as its spinoff "Chicago P.D."]

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