8:34am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'NCIS: NOLA' Climbs, 'The Flash' Pummels ABC and Fox Comedies
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.