Even though NBC’s “The Voice” delivered lower-than-usual numbers for its Wednesday airing, it still managed to propel freshman “Chicago Fire” to a series high.

At a 3.7 adults 18-49 rating with 10.4 million viewers, “Voice” provided a far stronger lead-in for “Fire” than usual companion series “Law & Order: SVU.” As a result, “Chicago Fire” moved to a solid 2.3 adults 18-49 rating with 7.1 million.

It presently sits in a tie with CBS’ “CSI” for the timeslot victory in the demo; even if it dips slightly in the finals, it will still likely beat out fellow freshman “Nashville,” which posted a 2.0 and 6.0 million for ABC at 10PM.

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