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A Night of All Encores on CBS Top Tuesday Overnights; NBC the Net to Beat in the Key Demos

Return of 'What Would You Do?' on ABC Flops Out of Struggling 'Marvel's Agent Carter'

Metered Markets

CBS: 5.2 rating/8 share, NBC: 4.6/ 7, ABC: 1.9/ 3, Fox and CW: 1.8/ 3 each

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
NBC: +119, CW: -22, CBS and Fox: -28 each, ABC: -37

“NCIS” R (CBS), “Chicago Med” (NBC), “Chicago Fire” (NBC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“New Girl” (Fox), “Grandfathered” (Fox), “Marvel’s Agent Carter” (ABC), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox), “The Grinder” (Fox), “What Would You Do?” (ABC)


Ratings Breakdown:
Despite airing all repeats, CBS led the Tuesday household overnights care of its combination of “NCIS” (#1 for the night: 7.3 rating/11 share), “NCIS: New Orleans” (#1: 5.6/ 9) and freshman drama “Limitless” (#2: 3.0/ 5). But NBC is the network to beat in adults 18-49 (and all the key young adult demographics) with its line-up of “Hollywood Game Night” (#2: 3.2/ 5), sure-to-be renewed freshman “Chicago Med” (#2: 5.1/ 8) and “Chicago Fire” (#1: 5.5/10). Like “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD,” the shelf life for “Chicago Med” is unlimited.

In season-premiere news, “What Would You Do?” on ABC, normally a late spring returnee, finished a distant third in the 10 p.m. hour with a 1.9/ 3 in the household overnights. Lead-in “Marvel’s Agent Carter” did not help support the show, also with a 1.9/ 3 at 9 p.m. Comparably, the 2.1 household rating for “Marvel’s Agent Carter” in the overnights last week for its two-hour return only translated into 3.18 million viewers and a 0.9 rating/3 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data.

Earlier in the evening on ABC were encore telecasts of sitcoms “Fresh Off the Boat” (#4: 2.4/ 4) and disappointing “The Muppets” (#5: 1.4/ 2) from 8-9 p.m. Chances of a second season of “The Muppets” is nil.

Over at Fox, the overnight interest remains limited in the revamped 8-10 p.m. sitcom combination of “New Girl” (#5: 2.1/ 3), “Grandfathered” (#4: 1.9/ 3), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (#4: 1.9/ 3) and “The Grinder” (#4: 1.5/ 2). And The CW capped off the night with a third-place 2.6/ 4 for “The Flash” into a 1.2/ 2 (#5) for an encore telecast of the pilot episode of “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow.”

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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