TV Ratings: 'The Mindy Project' Scores Rare Feat With Finale
One of Fox's softer comedies improves week-to-week and actually finishes its sophomore season even with its first year — while ABC's on-the-bubble "Trophy Wife" wraps on a low note.
Several comedies signed off for the season on Tuesday night, and one of them earned a rather remarkable distinction. The Mindy Project, Fox's admittedly soft-performing sitcom, wrapped its sophomore season completely steady with its freshman one. In a world of rapidly shrinking live-plus-same-day viewing, Mindy's 1.3 rating with adults 18-49 was dead even with last year's finale and up two-tenths from the previous week.
Mindy again bested its New Girl (1.2 adults) lead-in, up a tenth of a point from last week, while Glee (0.8 adults) offered its penultimate episode of the season steady with the previous episode. Fox placed fourth for the night with an average 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 and 2.3 million viewers.
CBS took top honors in the demo (2.1 rating) and total viewers (13.3 rating) with NCIS (2.3 adults) and Person of Interest (1.7 adults) each down two-tenths on either side of a one-tenth lifted NCIS: LA (2.2 adults).
The Voice (2.4 adults) fell to a series low with another three-tenths hit. It remained the night's top performer in the demo, while NBC comedies About a Boy (1.5 adults) and Growing Up Fisher (1.2 adults) fell a respective one-tenth and two-tenths of a point. Chicago Fire (1.9 adults) improved by a tenth of a point for a nightly average of a 1.9 adults rating across NBC and 7.7 million viewers.
Agents of SHIELD (1.8 adults) fell three-tenths of a point on ABC, while The Goldbergs (1.3 adults) took a four-tenths hit. Trophy Wife closed out its freshman season on a low note. Down three-tenths of a point, the bubble comedy averaged a series low 0.7 rating ahead of a steady Celebrity Wife Swap (0.9 adults). ABC averaged a 1.3 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.7 million viewers.
Both The Originals (0.6 adults) and Supernatural (0.8 adults) fell two-tenths of a point from the week prior on The CW.