With the Olympics now over,
The "Voice's" sixth season premiere was down slightly from last year's season opener in the key demographic, though it had a bigger audience overall.
Among advertiser-desired 18- to 49-year-olds, the show garnered a rating of 4.7, losing about a tenth of a point from last year's March premiere. However, the two-hour episode drew an average of 15.7 million viewers, marking its biggest audience since 2012 when it aired after the Super Bowl. Compared with a year ago, viewership increased 15%.
In 18-49, a ratings point equals roughly 1.3 million viewers.
"The Voice" has brought back judges
NBC won the night outright among the major broadcasters with an average 18-49 rating of 4.2 and total viewership of 14.2 million.
Against "The Voice" -- but no Olympics --
CBS returned to its regular comedy lineup, starting with "How I Met Your Mother," which earned a 3.6 in the demo and 9.3 million viewers overall, making it the night's top-rated non-reality show. It fell 5% from its last original episode in the demo and was second only to "The Voice."
CBS' other comedies --