10:33am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'The Flash' Rises, 'Great News' Premieres
It's nearly May, but broadcast premieres are beholden to no calendar. NBC offered up its latest comedy on Tuesday night, dropping the first two episodes of Great News.
The sitcom managed a solid 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 5.1 million viewers in its first outing at 9 p.m. — in line with the recent debut of another Tuesday comedy, Trial & Error. In its second episode, Great News held reasonably steady in the key demo with a 1.0 rating.
Great News had help from The Voice. The competition, which aired before the comedy at 8 p.m., was even with last week's 1.8 rating among adults 18-49. At 10 p.m., Chicago Fire pulled a 1.3 rating — securing NBC's demo victory for the night.
CBS and ABC aired mostly repeats, though they did venture into originals later in the primetime block. ABC had a new Imaginary Mary (0.8 adults) and Agents of SHIELD (0.6 adults), while CBS had new entry 48 Hours: NCIS, which earned a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49.
The trio of Fox offerings — Brooklyn Nine-Nine (0.7 adults), The Mick (0.8 adults) and Prison Break (0.9 adults) — held last week's scores.
And, on The CW, the return of The Flash perked up to a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. That made it the No. 2 show during the 8 o'clock hour. Its return lifted iZombie, which fetched a 0.4 rating.