Tuesday Ratings for May 3: 'Voice' Gathers Steam
Matt Click
Matt Click
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Last night, NBC's The Voice proved its worth, fellow singers in Glee fared well and the Dancing stars hit a new low.

The Voice, in its second week, saw a 10% increase in viewership from last week, with 12.68 million total viewers. This show has got chops -- and it needs them. It goes up against dominating force Dancing with the Stars, which saw a definite decrease last night. The ABC reality juggernaut's viewership was down 19% to 15.6 million, a season low. It looks like The Voice is a viable contender for Tuesday nights, because it's definitely sapping viewers from the DWTS results show. What do you think? Does The Voice have what it takes to overtake Dancing with the Stars? Or is it just beginner's luck?

Did you miss The Voice? Or did you watch it instead, and miss the DWTS elimination results? Either way, we've got you covered with our Voice and DWTS recaps.

Viewership for CBS' two NCIS shows faltered this week too. The original was down 10%, with 17.32 million viewers. NCIS: Los Angeles drooped as well, with a 12% decrease and a total viewership of 14.05 million.

Always reliable, the gleeks turned out in droves for a new Glee episode, with a 6% increase and a total viewership of 8.61 million. This number is sure to rise as new episodes continue after the long hiatus.

If you're one of the unfortunate gleeks who missed last night's episode, or just need a refresher, here's our handy recap.

The Good Wife was indeed good to CBS, with 12.26 million viewers, the best numbers for the show since October. And The Biggest Loser stayed consistent, with a commendable 7.35 million (the best ABC can do during the dreaded NCIS timeslot).

Read our recaps of The Good Wife and The Biggest Loser!

What does everyone think of the increasing popularity of The Voice? Is it entertaining and innovative enough to stand up to the likes of Dancing with the Stars, or compete with the ratings of American Idol? Sound off in the comments below.

Source: Nielsen

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