10:15am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Flash' Edges Past 'SHIELD,' 'The Voice' Hits Low
CBS earned a Wednesday victory in both total viewers and the adults 18-49 demographic, driven by steady outings of NCIS (1.9 adults), NCIS: New Orleans (1.8 adults) and Person of Interest (1.4 adults). Still, off one-tenth of a point from last week, it marked a series low in same-day scores for the original NCIS.
The show was not alone in hitting a low. The Voice, averaging a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 and off half of a point from last week, brought a series low in night-of showings. Comedies Undateable (1.2 adults) and One Big Happy (0.9 adults) were each off two-tenths of a point before a steady Chicago Fire (1.5 adults).
ABC had a 10th anniversary special for Dancing With the Stars (1.7 adults) before Agents of SHIELD (1.4 adults) fell two-tenths of a point from last week. ABC News special Captive: A Journey of Survival and Hope fetched a 1.4 rating in the key demo.
The block of Hell's Kitchen (1.1 adults), New Girl (1.0 adults) and Weird Loners (0.6 adults) was steady on Fox.
Over on the CW, The Flash jumped two-tenths of a point from last week to a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49. That put it a shade above Tuesday's other comic book-inspired series SHIELD for the first time since Flash's series premiere. iZombie, followed with a 0.7 in the demo, holding with last week.