TV Ratings: 'The Originals' and 'Supernatural' Drive Strong Night for CW
The steady genre dramas give the network its most-watched Tuesday in more than five years, as boosted episodes of "The Voice" and "Chicago Fire" lead the broadcast nets.
Kicking off the night with an episode of The Biggest Loser (2.0 rating with adults 18-49), NBC won all three hours of primetime on Tuesday night. Both The Voice (3.3 adults) and Chicago Fire (2.3 adults) were improved from the previous week -- rising a respective three- and two-tenths of a point. The network averaged a 2.6 rating with adults 18-49 and 8.95 million viewers.
A block of repeats didn't stop CBS from nabbing second place in the demo. The network averaged a 1.4 rating with adults 18-49 and topped the night with 10.1 million viewers.
Fox saw mostly original entries for its comedy block, though New Girl had the night off. Dads (1.4 adults) recouped two-tenths of a point from last week's low, while Brooklyn Nine-Nine (1.6 adults) inched upward by a tenth. The Mindy Project (1.2 adults) lost two-tenths with its repeat lead-in, giving Fox a nightly average of a 1.3 adults rating and 3.6 million viewers.
An Agents of SHIELD encore saw drops for subsequent ABC comedies. The Goldbergs (1.4 adults) dropped three-tenths of a point and Trophy Wife (1.1 adults) lost a tenth. What Would You Do? (1.0 adults) came in a tenth of a point shy of its last outing on the net. ABC averaged a 1.1 adults rating and 3.6 million viewers for the night.
The CW, which saw its entire lineup hold steady in the adults 18-49 demo, also posted its most-watched Tuesday in more than five years with the winter finales of The Originals and Supernatural. The network averaged a 1.1 rating with adults 18-49 and 2.4 million viewers -- with its Vampire Diaries spinoff posting its most-watched episode to date.