TV Ratings: 'NCIS: NOLA' Climbs, 'The Flash' Pummels ABC and Fox Comedies

The comic-book drama gives The CW No. 3 status for Tuesday night, while nothing comes close to CBS' procedural pairing.
'The Flash'  Bettina Strauss/The CW

CBS easily locked down a Tuesday win thanks to its threesome of dramas.

The original NCIS topped all other broadcast series for the evening, averaging a steady 2.3 rating among adults 18-49 and boasting an unrivaled 17.2 million viewers. Sister series NCIS: New Orleans brought a modest lift this week, rising to a 2.0 rating in the key demo before a steady Limitless (1.2 adults).

Hollywood Game Night registered an even 1.0 rating with adults 18-49 on NBC. Both Chicago Med (1.4 adults) and Chicago Fire (1.6 adults) shed two-tenths of a point from the prior weeks.

With Fox and ABC's Tuesday offerings continuing to pull modest numbers, The CW again locked in third-place status for the night thanks to The Flash. The network's top drama scored a steady 1.5 rating among adults 18-49 before a new episode of iZombie (0.6 adults). 

New Girl saw a small dip from the previous week, but still easily bested everything else on the Fox comedy block with its 1.2 rating among adults 18-49. Grandfathered (0.8 adults), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (0.9 adults) and The Grinder (0.6 adults) were all steady with the previous week's episodes.

On ABC, Fresh Off the Boat pulled a steady 1.3 rating among adults 18-49, while the rest of the lineup, though similarly on par, was low. The Muppets averaged a 0.8 rating in the key demo, while a double dose of Agent Carter brought a meager 0.7 rating. 

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