Tuesday was a challenging ratings night for one broadcast network, whose entire prime-time lineup dipped to historic lows, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that all three shows on Fox matched their all-time lows in the demo.
"Glee" came in with a 0.9 average in 18-49, slipping one-tenth of a point from a week ago; "New Girl" was down two-tenths to a 1.3; and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" inched down one-tenth to a 1.3, as Fox finished fourth among the big four broadcast nets.
NBC won the night even as much of its lineup lost ground. "The Voice" was easily the top show of the night on broadcast with a 3.4 average in the 18-49 demo, despite plunging seven-tenths from last week. "About a Boy" fell four-tenths to a 2.1, while "Growing Up Fisher" slipped one-tenth to a 1.8.
NBC’s "Chicago Fire" defied the network’s overall downtrend, ticking up one-tenth from a week ago in 18-49 to a 2.0 average.
Second-place ABC was mostly up from a week ago, with "Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." rising two-tenths in viewers 18-49 to a 2.0, "Trophy Wife" up one-tenth from last week’s series low to a 0.9, and "Mind Games" climbing three-tenths to a 0.9. "The Goldbergs" held steady with a 1.5.
CBS came in third with a lineup of drama repeats consisting of "NCIS" (1.3 average in 18-49), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (1.4) and "Person of Interest" (1.1).
For prime time overall, NBC won the 18-49 demo with a 2.4 average, followed by ABC (1.4 average), CBS (1.3), Fox (1.1) and Univision (1.0). CBS inched ahead in total viewers, averaging 9.4 million to lead NBC (9.2 million), ABC (4.0 million), Univision (2.6 million) and Fox (2.4 million).