It was a good Tuesday if you were ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat (1.3/4) at 8 PM or CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans (2.0/7) at 9 PM. With rises of 8% and 11%, respectively, among adults 18-49, the comedy and the spinoff procedural were the only shows to see gains.
With NCIS (2.3/8) the top-rated and most-watched (17.2 million) show of Tuesday, CBS took both top spots with a 1.8/6 rating and 12.17 million viewers overall. However, the Mark Harmon-fronted powerhouse took a 4% dip in the demo from its February 9 show, while 10 PM’s Limitless (1.2/4) was down a tenth after a bop up last week.
Newbie Chicago Med (1.4/5) fell 12% while lead-out Chicago Fire (1.6/5) dropped 11% after both were even last week. Although we might see a rare adjustment for Med, in early numbers the Dick Wolf show hit a season low last night.
NBC’s night started with Hollywood Game Night (1.0/3), which dipped 9% from its February 9 episode. The Jane Lynch-hosted game show was last in its 8 PM slot again, while The Flash (1.5/5) was again No. 2. However, unlike last week’s season high for the DC Comics’ Scarlett Speedster, last night’s conclusion of the Earth-2 storyline came down to Earth with a 6% slip. Right now iZombie (0.6/2) is running even with last week’s fast affiliate results, but that February 9 number was adjusted down to a 0.5/2 in the final numbers.
A double shot of Marvel’s Agent Carter (0.7/2) was down a tenth from last week’s one-hour offering. The 8:30 PM airing of The Muppets (0.8/3) is even right now with last week’s fast nationals, but that may see an adjustment, as it did last week.
In the second week of a Megan Fox guest run, Fox’s New Girl (1.2/4) stumbled 14% in the demo. The rest of the network’s night saw Grandfathered (0.8/3), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (0.9/3) and The Grinder (0.6/2) all down a tenth. In the case of the Rob Lowe-starring comedy, that’s a season low among 18-49s in fast affiliate results.