By Hal Boedeker
10:39 AM EDT, April 24, 2013
UPDATED POST: "NCIS" left viewers with a scary cliffhanger Tuesday. But there was no uncertainty about the CBS drama's popularity: It was the most-watched show locally and nationally.
In Central Florida, "NCIS" drew 229,400 viewers.
SPOILER ALERT: Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Ziva (Cote de Pablo) drew closer on a mission to Germany to find her father's killer. The hour ended with their car being struck, and a promo to next week showed Gibbs (Mark Harmon) asking about their health.
Back to ratings: ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" ranked second with 190,300 viewers. Boxer Victor Ortiz was dropped from the competition.
"The Voice" was No. 3 with 182,100 viewers. Two other series topped the 100,000-viewer mark: CBS' "NCIS: Los Angeles" with 166,300 and ABC's "Body of Proof" with 160,500. The No. 6 show was "Hell's Kitchen" on Fox with 81,900 viewers.
"The Voice," however was No. 1 with the 18-to-49 age group. Amy Whitcomb, a singer from Longwood, beat a fellow singer on Adam Levine's team in the battles round.
No. 2 was truTV's "Hardcore Prawn" (it was No. 7 in total viewers). Rounding out the top five in popularity with young adults were "Hell's Kitchen" on Fox, "Body of Proof" and "NCIS." The "Dancing" results show was No. 14 in that count.
In national broadcast ratings, "NCIS" was the most-watched show with 17.3 million viewers, according to updated ratings. "The Voice" drew 12.8 million, but was by far the night's favorite of young adults.
At 9, "NCIS: Los Angeles" was the destination for 14.2 million while "Dancing With the Stars" had 12.7 million fans.
At 10, "Body of Proof" was in front with 9.4 million. CBS' "Golden Boy" was the choice of 7.9 million, but will that freshman drama survive?
CBS won the night in total viewers and edged NBC for the lead in young adults. The prime-time averages in total viewers: CBS with 13.2 million, ABC with 9 million, NBC with 6.2, Fox with 3.5 million and The CW with 880,000.
The numbers for more reality series: ABC's "Splash" with 4.9 million, "Kitchen Nightmares" with 4.8 million and NBC's "Ready for Love" with 2.9 million. NBC pulled "Ready for Love" after last night's telecast.
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