Christmas lights, Showtime at the Apollo and even ladies in lingerie all tried, but couldn't bring down the live semifinals of The Voice.
You have to hand it to the other networks, though, they did at least attempt to topple the NBC hit by pointing the big guns their way.
ABC's attempt with the Great Christmas Light Fight, two hours worth, from 8-9 and again from 9-10 did only 1.3 and 1.2 respectively, but had a more respectable showing in adults 25-54.
A new Conviction only brought 0.8 to the table.
On CBS Kevin Can Wait was the winner of scripted programming with 1.5 in 18-49 and 2.1 with the 25-54 crowd. Man with a Plan delivered 1.2 and 1.8 while 2 Broke Girls fell to a series low with similar numbers at a 1.2 and 1.9.
The Big Bang Theory was a repeat delivering 1.4 and a 2.4 with the slightly older crowd, but the big winner for CBS was the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show that aired at 10.
No surprise here, but adults 18-34 turned out in droves capturing a 2.2 rating, the 18-49 came in at 2.1 and 25-54 also had 2.2. It seems the desire to see women in their undies is universal.
Over on NBC, The Voice semifinals aired two episodes. It's interesting, but this is not a show for the younger crowd. The audience almost triples as the ages increase.
From 8-9, the 18-34 rating was 1.2, the 18-49 was 2.1 and 25-54 was 2.9
From 9-10, the 18-34 rating was 1.2, the 18-49 was 2.0 and 25-54 was 2.8. Quite the difference.
Timeless was new, but didn't retain The Voice crowd. The must have filtered out like concert goers, because the rating dropped to 1.2 for the 18-49 crowd and over a full point in each of the other categories.
Fox aired Showtime at the Apollo directly against The Voice, probably hoping to capture some of their audience away with proven talent. It didn't work.
From 8-9, the 18-34 rating was 0.7, the 18-49 was 1.0 and 25-54 was 1.4
From 9-10, the 18-34 rating was 0.8, the 18-49 was 1.2 and 25-54 was 1.5.
Over on The CW, two repeats of Supergirl aired from 8-10 and pulled in 0.4 and 0.3, respectively.
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