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Clean Tuesday Overnight Sweep for NBC

CBS Airs Encore Telecasts of 'NCIS' and Spin-off 'NCIS: New Orleans'


Household Rating/Share
NBC: 6.2 rating/10 share, CBS: 4.8/ 8, ABC: 2.2/ 4, CW: 1.7/ 3, Fox: 1.3/ 2

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
NBC: +63, CW: -15, ABC: -27, CBS: -34, Fox: -43


Ratings Breakdown:
With “NCIS” and “NCIS: New Orleans” in repeats, it was a clean Tuesday household overnight sweep for NBC. “The Voice” topped the night at a 7.4 rating/12 share from 8-9 p.m., followed by freshman hit “Chicago Med” (5.7/ 9) and “Chicago Fire” (5.6/10) from 9-11 p.m. Comparably, this was the first original telecast of “Chicago Med” in five weeks and it grew by 27 percent versus its prior telecast (4.4/ 7 on Feb. 23). “Chicago Fire,” meanwhile, had its best overnight household rating since Dec. 8 (6.0/11). Yes…there is every reason to believe there will be a fourth series – “Chicago Law” – in the mix next season. For more on NBC’s strategy, click here

On CBS, the aforementioned “NCIS” (#2: 6.3/10) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (#2: 5.3/ 8) encores led into 10 p.m. special “The Late Late Show Primetime Karaoke Primetime Special” at a second-place 2.9/ 5. While that trailed NBC’s competing “Chicago Fire” by 48 percent, it did beat “Beyond the Tank” on ABC (#3: 1.5/ 3) by 93 percent.

Earlier in the evening on ABC were sitcoms “Fresh Off the Boat” (#3: 3.2/ 5 at 8 p.m.) and recently introduced “The Real O’Neals” (#3: 2.6/ 4 at 8:30 p.m.) into “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” at a modest 2.2/ 4 (#3) from 9-10 p.m. With 81 percent overnight household retention out of “Fresh Off the Boat,” my prediction is a second season renewal for “The Real O’Neals.”

Elsewhere, “The Flash” on The CW scored a healthy 2.4/ 4 from 8-9 p.m. (#3) into a weak 1.0/ 2 for ‘iZombie” at 9 p.m. (#5). Personally, I am not sure The CW made the right move renewing “iZombie” for next season. And Fox was off the charts with its comedy line-up of “New Girl” (#5: 1.7/ 3), a repeat of “Grandfathered” (#5: 1.0/ 2), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (#4: 1.5/ 2) and an encore telecast of “The Grinder” (#4t: 0.9/ 1). Of the four, only “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” has been officially renewed for 2016-17.

Source: Nielsen Media Research