ABC's glow from "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
" lasted only a week as the "Avengers" spinoff took a steep drop in its second airing. While the numbers for "S.H.I.E.L.D." were still OK out of context, the reduced lead-in also dropped "The Goldbergs
" and sent "Trophy Wife
" and particularly "Lucky 7
" heading into the Danger Zone.
While ABC had the dramatic results, the network wasn't a factor in the night's big races. Also a non-factor was FOX, which saw its two-hour comedy block continue to slide, with "Dads
" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" now low-rated twins.
On to the numbers...
Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 3.8 rating for Tuesday night, tops in the key demographic. CBS was second with a 2.7 rating, followed by ABC's 1.9 key demo rating and the 1.5 key demo rating for FOX. The CW averaged a 0.4 key demo rating for Tuesday.
Overall, though, CBS dominated with an estimated 15.43 million viewers and a 9.6 rating/15 share for Tuesday primetime, topping the 12.47 million viewers and 7.6/12 for NBC. ABC was third with 5.49 million viewers and a 3.4/6, beating the 2.1/3 and 3.42 million viewers for FOX. The CW averaged a 0.7/1 and 1.09 million viewers.
8 p.m. - "NCIS" ruled the 8 p.m. hour with 19.33 million viewers for CBS, coming in second with a 3.4 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's "The Voice" was second overall with 12.42 million viewers and led the hour with a 3.8 key demo rating. After leading the hour among young viewers last week with a 4.6 rating in Fast Nationals, ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." slipped to third with a 3.1 key demo rating and also finished third with 8.44 million viewers (down from 11.9 million). FOX was fourth with the nearly identical ratings for "Dads" (3.418 million viewers and a 1.3 key demo) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.422 million and a 1.4 key demo rating). The CW's second night of IHeartRadio concert coverage averaged 1.1 million viewers and a 0.4 key demo rating.
9 p.m. -
NBC took over first for the 9 p.m. hour with 15.99 million viewers and a 5.0 rating among adults 18-49 for "The Voice." CBS' "NCIS: Los Angeles
" posted somewhat large declines from last week, but finished second with 14.79 million viewers and a 2.7 key demo rating. ABC was third with "The Goldbergs" (6.16 million and a 2.2 key demo) and a big drop to "Trophy Wife" (4.28 million and a 1.4 key demo). FOX was fourth with "New Girl
" (3.89 million and a 1.9 key demo) and "The Mindy Project" (2.96 million and a 1.5 key demo), with "Mindy" offering a rare ray of hope by staying flat week-to-week and beating "Trophy Wife" in the demo. The CW's concert footage averaged 1.08 million viewers and a 0.4 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - "Person of Interest" won the 10 p.m. hour for CBS with 12.16 million viewers, but finished second with a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49, down from a 2.3 key demo last week. NBC's "Chicago Fire" averaged 9 million viewers and 2.8 key demo rating, encouragingly flat from last week. ABC's "Lucky 7" drew 2.8 million viewers and a 0.8 key demo rating, down by 50 percent from last week's already dismal premiere.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.
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