8:52am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: CW's 'Originals' Moves Up, 'Biggest Loser' Dips in Return
With The Voice officially cutting down to one hour on Tuesday night, The Biggest Loser kicked off NBC's lineup with its 15th season premiere. The episode averaged a 2.2 rating with adults 18-49, off eight-tenths (27 percent) from January's Sunday opener but in line with the last Monday debut (2.4 adults). The one-hour Voice was up from last Tuesday's recap special, pulling a 3.9 rating with adults 18-49. Chicago Fire (2.4 adults) improved by three-tenths of a point. NBC pulled a 2.8 rating with adults 18-49 and 9.3 million viewers for the night.
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Growing NCIS at 8 p.m., winning the hour without competition from The Voice, CBS saw the procedural pull a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49 -- a three-tenths of a point improvement from last week. NCIS: LA (2.6 adults) held even with last week, while Person of Interest (2.1 adults) inched up by a tenth. CBS averaged a 2.6 rating with adults 18-49 and 15.2 million viewers for the night.
A mostly steady Agents of SHIELD (2.7 adults) was down a tenth of a point on ABC, leading into a significant dip for The Goldbergs (1.6 adults). The comedy dropped four-tenths of a point at 9 p.m., while Trophy Wife (1.3 adults) was off by one tenth. A repeat of Scandal wrapped the night, with ABC averaging a 1.6 rating with adults 18-49 and 5 million viewers.
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Over on Fox, Dads (1.4 adults) kicked off the night up a tenth, leading into an even Brooklyn Nine-Nine (1.5 adults). New Girl (1.8 adults) dropped three-tenths of a point, while The Mindy Project (1.4 adults) was also even. Fox pulled a 1.5 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.2 million viewers for the night.
The CW saw improvement for The Originals (1.1 adults). The freshman Vampire Diaries spinoff was up two-tenths of a point, matching lead-out Supernatural (1.1 adults) in the key demo. The network earned a 1.1 rating with adults 18-49 and 2.3 million viewers for the night.