9:02am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Wicked City' Goes Lower, 'Best Time Ever' Lifts in Finale
With the World Series out of the picture, and The Voice airing a clip show on NBC, CBS managed to pull a win in the key demo on Tuesday night.
Both series in the NCIS franchise climbed from the previous week, including a season high for New Orleans, with NCIS averaging a 2.3 rating with adults 18-49 and New Orleans nabbing a 1.9 rating. At 10 p.m., Limitless held steady with a same-day rating of 1.5 in the key demo.
Ahead of The Voice, Best Time Ever managed to wrap its freshman run with a small boost — rising two-tenths of a point to a 1.3 rating in the key demo. Chicago Fire wrapped the night for NBC with a steady 1.8 rating in the key demo.
On ABC, The Muppets (1.4 adults), Fresh Off the Boat (1.5 adults) and Agents of SHIELD (1.4 adults) all held with the previous week's scores. Wicked City, after last week's lackluster premiere, drooped to a 0.7 rating with adults 18-49 in episode two — ranking as the lowest-rated Big Four series of the night and barely ahead of iZombie on The CW.
Fox's Tuesday block of Grandfathered (1.0 adults), The Grinder (0.8 adults) and Scream Queens (1.0 adults) were all steady in their return. And, on The CW, The Flash (1.5 adults) and iZombie (0.6 adults) were also in line with the previous episodes.