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'NCIS,' 'The Voice' are Tuesday ratings winners

By Hal Boedeker

Staff writer

8:45 AM EDT, March 27, 2013

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Mark Harmon and Adam Levine know how to draw crowds. Harmon and "NCIS" had the most viewers in the nation Tuesday night. Levine, Blake Shelton and "The Voice" were most popular with the 18-to-49 age group.

"NCIS" averaged 18.6 million viewers, and spinoff "NCIS: Los Angeles" brought in 14.5 million, according to updated ratings. They helped put CBS on top in total viewers and the 18-to-49 age group.

ABC and NBC, which have struggled on Tuesday, received help from reality contests. "Dancing With the Stars" brought 13.4 million viewers to ABC for skater Dorothy Hamill's departure from the show because of injury. "The Voice" had 12.4 million fans for NBC.

The prime-time averages in total viewers: CBS with 13.8 million, ABC with 9.9 million, NBC with 6.6 million, Fox with 4.1 million and The CW with 900,000. CBS edged NBC in the 18-to-49 age group, because NBC's count slid after "The Voice."

ABC has more good news at 10, when "Body of Proof" was tops with 9.6 million. "Golden Boy" on CBS charmed 8.1 million. "Smash," which is anything but, brought 3.1 million to NBC.

"The Voice" was the favorite reality show at 8. It was far ahead of "Splash" on ABC with 6.7 million and "Hell's Kitchen" on Fox with 4.7 million. It was not a good night for comedy. On NBC, "Go On" had 5.1 million viewers and "The New Normal" had 3.3 million. On Fox, "New Girl" had 4.2 million viewers and "The Mindy Project" had 2.6 million.

In Orlando, "NCIS" waltzed past "Dancing With the Stars" to claim most-watched status Tuesday. "NCIS" drama drew 270,400 viewers, and the dance contest pulled in 245,700.

The next three series in total viewers were "NCIS: Los Angeles" with 179,500 viewers, "Splash" with 159,100 and "Body of Proof" with 155,500.

No. 6 was "The Voice" with 153,400 viewers. But there was good news for the NBC singing contest: It was the No. 1 show in the 25-to-54 age group. (The next four series in that count were "NCIS," "NCIS: Los Angeles," "Dancing With the Stars" and "Splash.") "The Voice" was also No. 1 with the 18-to-49 age group.

Back to total viewers: The No. 7 show was "The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News Channel with  83,200 viewers and "Golden Boy" with 82,300 at 10 p.m. As for other 10 p.m. dramas, FX's "Justified" drew 40,800 and "Smash" was the destination for 37,400.