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CBS Tops Tuesday Overnights; Modest Sampling for ‘Containment’ on The CW

NBC's 'The Voice' Expected to Dominate Evening in Adults 18-49


Household Rating/Share
CBS: 6.7 rating/11 share, NBC: 5.6/ 9, ABC: 1.9/ 3, CW: 1.7/ 3, Fox: 1.3/ 2

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Week:
NBC: +14, CBS: +12, CW: -11, Fox: -28, ABC: -34


Ratings Breakdown:
CBS remained the network to beat in the Tuesday household overnights care of “NCIS” (#1 for the night, season low 9.1 rating/15 share), “NCIS: New Orleans” (7.5/12) and freshman “Limitless” (#2: 3.6/ 6). But overnight slippage for “Limitless” out of “NCIS: New Orleans” was 52 percent, and it trailed competing “Chicago Fire” (5.3/ 9) on NBC by 32 percent.

Earlier in the evening on NBC was a one-hour edition of “The Voice” at a second-place 6.3/10 at 8 p.m., which should have no trouble topping the night in adults 18-49, followed by freshman “Chicago Med” at a solid (and second place) 5.3/ 8 at 9 p.m. Make room NBC… there should be a fourth “Chicago”-set drama next season in the form of “Chicago Law.”

In series-premiere news, CW drama “Containment” opened with a 1.2/ 2 (#4) in the household overnights at 9 p.m., which was 33 percent above the season-finale of ‘iZombie” one week earlier (0.9/ 1 on April 12). But overnight retention out of lead-in “The Flash” (#3t”: 2.2/ 3 at 8 p.m.) was lacking at 55 percent.

Elsewhere, a repeat of “Fresh off the Boat” on ABC (#3: 2.3/ 4) led into recent sitcom entry “The Real O’Neals” at a 2.2/ 3 (#3t) at 8:30 p.m. From a compatibility standpoint, “The Real O’Neals” is worthy of a second season renewal. Next was “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” at a 2.0/ 3 (#3) at 9 p.m., followed by struggling “Beyond the Tank” at a distant third-place 1.5/ 2 at 10 p.m. Unfortunately, the “sharks” are not always a guarantee of success.

Fox finish last with its sitcom line-up of just renewed “New Girl” at 8 p.m. (#5: 1.6/ 5) and 8:30 p.m. (#5: 1.3/ 2), the season-finale of also renewed “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (#4: 1.3/ 2) and “The Grinder” (#4t, 1.1/ 2).

Source: Nielsen Media Research