TV Ratings: 'Chicago Fire' Returns With a Small Boost, Another 'SHIELD' Low, CW Rises

Tuesday night sees a strong showing for NBC's Dick Wolf drama, while ABC sees further drops for its Marvel series, Fox comedies fall and The CW's "Originals" and "Supernatural" both get nice lifts.
"Chicago Fire"

NBC took the night among adults 18-49, thanks to a steady Voice pulling a 3.4 rating in the key demo at 9 p.m. The night's top performer across broadcast networks, it was book-ended by a slightly dipping Biggest Loser (1.9 adults, down two-tenths) and a boosted return for Chicago Fire (2.2 adults). The latter was up by a tenth of a point from its last showing, winning the 10 p.m. hour. NBC averaged a 2.5 adults rating and 8.5 million viewers for the night.

Both NCIS (2.9 adults) and NCIS: L.A. (2.4 adults) held even on CBS, leading into a slightly lifted Person of Interest (2.0 adults) -- which was up by a tenth of a point. CBS easily topped the night in viewers with 15.5 million and placed a close second in the demo with a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49.

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Agents of SHIELD saw another drop on ABC, falling three-tenths of a point to a new low: a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49. The Goldbergs (1.7 adults) and Trophy Wife (1.2 adults) bucked their lead-in's downward trend, improving a respective two- and one-tenth of a point from the prior week. ABC News special Scandal for Real pulled a paltry 0.8 adults rating. The network averaged a 1.5 in the demo and 4.6 million viewers for the night.

Fox saw dips for all four of its comedies, with Dads (1.2 adults), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (1.4 adults) and The Mindy Project (1.3 adults) all shedding two-tenths of a point. Leader New Girl (1.7 adults) dropped three-tenths of a point to a series low, giving the net a nightly average of a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.1 million viewers.

The CW had a very good night, posting its most watched Tuesday in four years with and average 2.4 million viewers. The Originals (1.1 adults) improved by two-tenths and Supernatural (1.0 adults) was up by a tenth, giving the network an average 1.1 rating with adults 18-49 for the two-hour block.