Ming-Na Wen of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
A so-so premiere for "The Biggest Loser" combined with "The Voice
" and "Chicago Fire
" to help NBC win a slim Tuesday victory among young viewers, while CBS dominated the night overall led by "NCIS
" and a rising "Person of Interest
After a pretty steady fall of drops, most of FOX's comedies were steady week-to-week and even, in some cases, posted growth in viewers.
Also showing positive numbers were The CW's "The Originals
" and "Supernatural
." It was, in fact, The CW's highest rated Tuesday since 2009.
On to the numbers...
Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 2.8 rating for Tuesday primetime, edging out CBS' 2.6 rating in the key demographic. ABC was well back in third with a 1.6 rating, followed closely by the 1.5 rating for FOX. The CW averaged a 1.1 key demo rating.
Overall, though, CBS won Tuesday night easily with an estimated 15.175 million viewers and a 9.4 rating/15 share. NBC was a distant second with 9.31 million viewers and a 5.9/9, topping ABC's 3.2/5 and 5.01 million viewers. FOX averaged a 2.1/3 and 3.28 million viewers, ahead of the 1.4/2 and 2.26 million viewers for The CW.
8 p.m. -
"NCIS" started primetime in first for CBS with 18.43 million viewers and a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49, both up from last week. ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." was second with 7.68 million viewers and a 2.7 key demo rating, topping the 7 million viewers and 2.2 key demo rating for NBC's "The Biggest Loser." FOX's "Dads
" (3.4 million and a 1.4 key demo rating) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.41 million and a 1.5 key demo rating) were fourth, while The CW's "The Originals" was up from last week with 2.2 million viewers and a 1.1 key demo rating.
9 p.m. -
"NCIS: Los Angeles
" was flat from last week with 14.675 million viewers and a 2.6 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's "The Voice" actually won the hour in that key demo with a 3.9 rating, coming in second with 12.69 million viewers. ABC was third overall and fourth in the key demo with "The Goldbergs" (5.08 million viewers and a 1.6 key demo) and "Trophy Wife" (4.07 million and a 1.3 key demo rating). FOX was third in the key demo and fourth overall with "New Girl
" (3.48 million and a 1.8 key demo rating) and "The Mindy Project" (2.83 million and a 1.4 key demo rating). The CW's "Supernatural" averaged 2.31 million viewers and a 1.1 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - "Person of Interest" led the 10 p.m. hour overall with 12.42 million viewers and finished second with a 2.1 key demo rating. NBC's "Chicago Fire" got a "Voice-aided bump to 8.25 million viewers and an hour-winning 2.4 key demo rating. ABC's "Scandal" repeat averaged 2.77 million viewers and a 0.7 key demo rating.
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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