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12 million watch ‘The Voice’ season finale

“The Voice” season finale (NBC/LEWIS JACOBS/NBC)

Had the finale aired as previously planned, former Alicia Keyes backup singer Jermaine Paul would have been crowned winner of "The Voice" at the same time Melissa Gilbert and Roshon Fegan were getting the hook on "Dancing," which has been pounding "The Voice" in terms of overall audience, although “The Voice” has hung onto its edge among younger viewers.

Pushed one hour later, “The Voice” had one last "Dancing"-free hour in which to name a winner - and bag 12 million viewers, which was its biggest Tuesday night showing this season.

Despite the move to 8, “Fashion Star” moved up a tick, week-to-week in total viewers (4.3 million), though it stumbled slightly among younger viewers.

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