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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