TV Ratings: Small 100th episode bump for 'Glee,' while 'NCIS' and 'The Voice' lead Tuesday
With "The Voice" up slightly, NBC's "About a Boy" and "Growing Up Fisher" both rose a hair and have settled in very quickly with numbers that probably please the network.
Over on FOX, "Glee" got a small bump for its ballyhooed 100th episode, but for some reason FOX decided to follow that episode with a "New Girl" repeat, though "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" was in line with last week's performance -- down in the demo, up in viewers -- even without a lead-in.
On to the numbers...
Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 2.5 rating for Tuesday night, beating the 2.1 rating for CBS in the key demographic. ABC's 1.1 rating nipped FOX's 1.0 rating in the key demo, while The CW did a 0.7 key demo rating for the night.
Overall, though, CBS averaged an estimated 13.99 million viewers and an 8.7 rating/14 share for Tuesday primetime, far ahead of NBC's 9.14 million viewers and 5.8/9. There was a huge drop to ABC's 3.34 million viewers and 2.1/3, which beat FOX's 2.44 million viewers and 1.6/3. The CW averaged 1.77 million viewers and a 1.1/2.
8 p.m. - "NCIS" started primetime in first for CBS with 16.785 million viewers, finishing second with a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's "The Voice" was second with 13 million viewers and won the hour with a 3.5 key demo rating, doing Tuesday's best numbers in basically every younger demo. ABC's "Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe" averaged 3.92 million viewers and a 1.4 key demo rating, both below the normal figures for "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." FOX's "Glee" averaged 2.835 million viewers and a 1.1 key demo rating (above last week's 2.3-ish million and 0.9 key demo). On The CW, "The Originals" averaged a lower-than-normal 1.63 million viewers and 0.7 key demo rating.
9 p.m. - "NCIS: Los Angeles" won the 9 p.m. hour overall for CBS with 14.25 million viewers and also won the hour with a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49. NBC was second with "About a Boy" (7.95 million and a 2.2 key demo) and "Growing Up Fisher" (6.78 million and a 1.8 key demo). ABC was third with "The Goldbergs" (4.665 million and a 1.6 key demo) and "Trophy Wife" (3.15 million and a 1.0 key demo), ahead of FOX's "New Girl" repeat (1.59 million and a 0.7 key demo) and a new "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.5 million and a 1.1 key demo). The CW's "Supernatural" was also on the low side with 1.91 million viewers and a 0.8 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - "Person of Interest" closed CBS' overall sweep with 10.95 million viewers, but finished second with a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's "Chicago Fire" won the hour with a 1.9 key demo rating and finished second with 7.06 million viewers. ABC's "Mind Games" failed to build on last week's bump and slipped back to 2.19 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.