NBC Wins Tuesday Night as a Number of Broadcast Shows Sink to Series Lows TVbytheNumbers
NBC took a win for prime time Tuesday night in the broadcast ratings, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo, but TVbytheNumbers.com reports that the win came even as the network's franchise "The Voice" sank to a season low.
Meanwhile, a number of shows on the other networks notched series lows.
NBC's two-hour singing competition shed three-tenths of a point from last week's result, delivering a 3.3 average rating in 18-49 -- still good enough to finish as the top-rated broadcast show of the night. For its part, NBC's "The Biggest Loser" bounced back from a season low a week ago, climbing three-tenths to a 2.1. It was "Loser's" best rating since its season premiere.
Second-place CBS was mostly down, with "NCIS" dipping two-tenths from a week ago to a 2.9 average in viewers 18-49 while "NCIS: Los Angeles" also fell two-tenths, recording a 2.4. "Person of Interest" remained at the series low it scored last week, a 1.9 average.
Fox was paced by "New Girl," which rose two-tenths from the previous original episode to a 2.0 in the 18-49 demo. "The Mindy Project" also ticked up two-tenths, to a 1.5, while both "Dads" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" matched the numbers for their previous fresh installments -- a 1.4 for "Dads" and a 1.6 for "Brooklyn."
ABC wound up in fourth place, as two of its shows -- "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "The Goldbergs" -- sank to series lows. "Marvel's" slipped two-tenths of a point from its previous original with a 2.5 in adults 18-49, while "Goldbergs" lost two-tenths from a week ago for a 1.5.
"Trophy Wife" was also off two-tenths from last week, with a 1.2 in 18-49, while ABC's special on the CMA Awards, "In the Spotlight With Robin Roberts," managed only a 0.7 at 10 p.m.
NBC came out on top for prime time overall with a 2.9 average in the 18-49 demo, ahead of CBS (2.4 average), Fox (1.6), ABC (1.5) and Univision (1.2). CBS finished with a big lead in total viewers, averaging 15.1 million to outpace NBC (9.7 million), ABC (4.4 million), Fox (3.6 million) and Univision (3.1 million).