NBC-about-a-boyEncouraging upticks for NBC and ABC’s Tuesday comedies as renewal deadlines near. Following The Voice (3.5 in adults 18-49, up a tenth from last week’s fast national), About A Boy (2.2) was up a tenth from last week’s fast national (the new comedy usually gets adjusted down in the finals because of a Voice overrun.) That is a promising Week 3 uptick following the customary second-week drop last Tuesday. Growing Up Fisher (1.8) is running a tenth ahead of its final last week, even with the fast national. Chicago Fire (1.9) was flat. NBC won the night in 18-49, its 18th Tuesday victory this season.

The Goldbergs, already the closest thing to a sure thing for a freshman comedy renewal at ABC, drew a 1.6 rating in 18-49, up a tenth from last week, and again proved that Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is not a compatible lead-in. Goldbergs scored a higher rating with the softly rated Marvel: Assembling The Universe special (1.4) as a lead-in vs. a S.H.I.E.L.D. original last Tuesday (2.1). Fellow ABC freshman comedy Trophy Wife (1.0) also perked up a tenth. But there was no reprieve for ABC’s dismally rated midseason drama Mind Games (0.7), which dropped 13%. (0.7 actually is not a series low for the show — that would be a 0.6).

The 100th episode of Fox’s Glee (1.1) didn’t make a big wave despite the return of a slew of original cast members and popular guest stars. Still, the music dramedy posted a 22% week-to-week increase. Following a New Girl repeat (0.7), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (1.1) slipped a tenth to a series low. Despite the gains for ABC’s comedies and Fox’s Glee, ABC and Fox averaged a 1.1 and a 1.0, respectively, with predominantly original programming last night, numbers nobody would’ve associated with a Big 4 network just a couple of years ago.

Kat
12 months
Read closer. SHIELD wasn't on this week. It was a Marvel preview special that was softly rated.
Truitt
12 months
Yeah but POI was adjusted down to match its series low. Cant even match Chicago Fire. Season...
Larry
12 months
What can they expect with the Originals? They dump the most interesting character (Claire Holt) last week;...

CBS’ dramas were solid. NCIS (2.4) matched its fast national from two weeks ago. NCIS: LA (2.3) was up 10%, Person Of Interest (1.8) was up +6%. On the CW, The Originals (0.7) was down 13%t from last week to a series low. Supernatural (0.8) was down 11%.