NBC's Tuesday ratings streak is still alive, even with "The Voice" falling a bit with this week's round of live performances.
With "The Voice" and "The Biggest Loser," NBC was the highest-rated network for the seventh Tuesday in a row, drawing a 2.9 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, according to early numbers from Nielsen.
Tuesday night's episode of "The Voice" -- a strong outing for judge-coach Christina Aguilera's team -- fell 8% to a 3.3 in the young adults demo, but it was still the top-rated telecast in prime time. "Biggest Loser" jumped 17% to a 2.1, for its highest rating since its season premiere.
While NBC won in the demo, CBS had the biggest audience overall, with an average of 15.1 million viewers, compared with NBC's 9.72 million. "NCIS," which fell a tick in the demo to a 2.9, brought in nearly 19 million. Among 18-49, "NCIS" again beat ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
"NCIS: Los Angeles" fell 8% to a 2.4, while "Person of Interest" was flat with last week's 1.9.
ABC's lineup was down across the board in 18-49, with "S.H.I.E.L.D.," the "Avengers" offshoot, falling a tick to a 2.5 from its last original telecast, which was two weeks ago, though it held steady among 18-34-year-olds.
The freshman ABC comedies "The Goldbergs" and "Trophy Wife" both fell by double digits to a 1.5 and 1.2, respectively. ABC's 10 p.m. special "Spotlight With Robin Roberts," previewing Wednesday night's CMA Awards, drew a 0.7 in the demo and an average audience of 3.39 million viewers.
Now that the World Series is over, Fox's Tuesday comedy lineup is back -- and seeing some positive numbers.
The politically incorrect, Seth MacFarlane-produced comedy "Dads" rose 3% to a 1.4 compared with its last original two weeks ago, while Fox's other newbie "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" also rose 3% to a 1.6. Tuesday's highest-rated comedy "New Girl" picked up 11% to a 2.0 and "Mindy Project" jumped 15% to a 1.5.
Follow on Twitter: @rfaughnder
ON LOCATION: People and places behind what's onscreen
PHOTOS: On the set: movies and TV
PHOTOS: Celebrity production companies