8:55am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Containment' Has a Soft Open, 'New Girl' and 'O'Neals' Dip
NBC's The Voice was steady with last week's Tuesday low, pulling a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49. That tied it with CBS' dipping NCIS for the top program of the evening, and helped propel NBC for a nightly win with a steady episode of Chicago Med (1.6 adults) and a boosted Chicago Fire (1.7 adults).
CBS also had steady outings of NCIS: New Orleans (1.6 adults) and Limitless (1.1 adults).
On ABC, following a repeat of Fresh Off the Boat, The Real O'Neals logged a low 0.8 rating among adults 18-49 — off two-tenths of a point from its last original. Agents of SHIELD pulled a 0.9 rating in the key demo, while Beyond the Tank only managed a 0.5 rating with adults 18-49. The latter ranked as the lowest-rated broadcast outing of the night.
Expanding to back-to-back episodes for the duration of the season, Fox's New Girl dipped to a 0.9 rating and then a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49 on Tuesday night. The season finale of Brooklyn Nine-Nine fetched an even 0.9 rating among adults 18-49. The Grinder pulled another 0.6 rating among adults 18-49.
The CW had the last of its scant new series launches of the 2015-16 season with Containment. Not bad by network standards, it brought in a modest 0.6 rating among adults 18-49 and 1.7 million viewers. Lead-in Flash was off from last week's lifted episode, pulling a 1.1 rating with adults 18-49.