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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.

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"The Originals"

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.

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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.