'The Originals' ties a series high, 'New Girl' and 'Mindy' are up
Fast National ratings for Tuesday, November 26, 2013.
While some people suggested that pre-Thanksgiving was too early for "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," viewers disagreed and made CBS' special the night's top show among young viewers. ABC, meanwhile, won Tuesday night overall with "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and the "Dancing with the Stars" finale.
I'm still waiting on a clear explanation for why "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." was up by 35 percent week-to-week in total viewers, but it was provisionally the drama's biggest audience since its premiere. It's hard to believe that the preemption of "NCIS" freed up that many viewers, but who knows?
The absence of "NCIS" hurt "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Person of Interest" a little overall, but the CBS dramas held up well among young viewers.
Meanwhile, FOX's "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" were up week-to-week among young viewers and, other than "Dads," FOX's comedies were all up overall.
Finally, over on The CW, "Supernatural" moved back ahead of "The Originals" overall, while "The Originals" maintained a slim advantage among young viewers.
On to the numbers...