Fast National ratings for Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
FOX's "MasterChef" appears to have helped lift FOX to a Tuesday win among young viewers, while CBS' "NCIS" and "NCIS: New Orleans" repeats led overall.
However, with live Election Night coverage impacting programming differently in almost every market, it'd be presumptuous to make any big calls based on the ratings equivalent of exit polling.
Just as it'd be presumptuous to claim that "MasterChef Junior" is a saving grace for FOX's struggling Tuesday -- the cooking show hit series highs and boosted the network's comedies to post-premiere highs -- it would only be of limited use to note the huge drop for "Marry Me" and "About a Boy" out of a weakened "The Voice" lead-in, though the percentage decline can't make NBC happy.
And, finally on the list of things we can't be sure about, ABC's two episodes of "Selfie" did soft numbers, as did the "Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp To Pop!" special.
On to the numbers...