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NBC's THE VOICE Ranks #1, 2 and 3 in Primetime Ratings

NBC has won the Primetime ratings week of Dec. 16-22, with "Sunday Night Football" and the Tuesday and Monday editions of "The Voice" ranking #1, 2 and 3 among Primetime telecasts on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in adults 18-49.

NBC has now finished #1 or tied for #1 eight weeks in a row and during 12 of 13 weeks so far this season, finishing #2 only once during a week in which FOX carried World Series coverage on four of seven nights. In addition to winning last week in adults 18-49, NBC also led the Big 4 networks in every other key demographic.

"Sunday Night Football" ranked #1 for the week among Primetime programs on the Big 4 in adults 18-49, with Tuesday's "Voice" finale #2 and Monday's "Voice" #3 (rankings exclude sports pre- and post-game shows). Other top series for NBC last week were: Monday's "The Sing-Off" and Tuesday's "The Biggest Loser" (tied for #12), Thursday's "Saturday Night Live Christmas" encore (tied for #17) and Wednesday's "Sing-Off" (tied for #23).

"Sunday Night Football" and the "Voice" finale combined to rank #1 among Primetime shows on the Big 4 in every key demographic - adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 - plus kids 2-11 and teens 12-17 (in teens, "SNF" and "The Voice" tied for #1).

Through 13 weeks of the new season, NBC ranks #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in adults 18-49 and is also #1 in every other key demo - adults, men and women 18-34; men and women 18-49; and adults, men and women 25-54.

NBC leads the season by 0.4 of a rating point (with a 3.1 vs. second-place CBS's 2.7), matching the biggest margin for any network 13 weeks into the season in 11 years (since NBC led by 0.7 of a point in 2002).

In total viewers, NBC ranks #2 for the season with an average of 9.9 million viewers, which is its biggest overall audience 13 weeks into the season in seven years (since 2006, 10.3 million). Versus one year ago, NBC is up 12% season to date in total viewers (9.9 million vs. 8.8 million).

Averages for the Week, "Live Plus Same Day"
Net...18-49 Rtg...Total Viewers
NBC...2.4...8.123 million
CBS...1.7...8.820 million
ABC...1.2...5.054 million
Fox...1.1...3.407 million

Season Averages, "Most Current"
Net... 18-49 Rtg...Total Viewers
NBC...3.1...9.878 million
CBS...2.7...11.620 million
ABC...2.3...8.325 million
Fox...2.4...7.109 million

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated. Season figures are averages of "live plus seven day" data except for the two most recent weeks, which are "live plus same day."

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