Emily Owens

Emily Owens, M.D. got off to an OK start Tuesday, while NBC dominated the night with The Voice and its coverage of the second presidential debate.

Airing against the debate, Emily Owens bowed to 1.7 million viewers and a 0.5 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, building on Hart of Dixie's lead-in audience (1.3 million, 0.6), but it was down more than 50 percent compared to Ringer's debut, which premiered mid-September last year in the same slot. However, Dixie and Owens combined for The CW's most-watched Tuesday since Nov. 29.

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Boosted by another big performance from The Voice (12.1 million, 4.6), NBC's debate coverage led the way with 12.2 million viewers and a 4.7.

ABC's Dancing with the Stars (12.7 million, 2.1) slipped a tenth, while Fox's Raising Hope (4.3 million, 1.7) and Ben and Kate (2.9 million, 1.2) were down a tenth and three-tenths, respectively.

8 p.m.
CBS: NCIS: Los Angeles (R) 8.1 million viewers (1.4 demo rating)
ABC: Dancing with the Stars 12.7 million (2.1)
Fox: Raising Hope 4.3 million (1.7); Ben and Kate 2.9 million (1.2)
NBC: The Voice 12.1 million (4.6)
CW: Hart of Dixie 1.3 million (0.6)

9 p.m.
CBS:
Presidential debate 8.3 million (2.2) [9-11 p.m.]
ABC: Presidential debate 11 million (2.8) [9-11 p.m.]
NBC: Presidential debate 12.2 million (4.7) [9-11 p.m.]
Fox: Presidential debate 4.2 million (1.7) [9-11 p.m.]
CW: Emily Owens, M.D. 1.7 million (0.5)