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Respectable Overnight Sampling for Sitcom ‘Crowded’ on NBC

ABC Drama 'Of Kings and Prophets' Tumbles in Week Two

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Household Rating/Share
CBS: 6.7 rating/11 share, NBC: 6.2/10, ABC: 2.1/ 3, Fox: 1.4/ 2, CW: 0.6/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
CBS: +31, NBC: + 9, ABC: -12, Fox: -30, CW: -71

Ratings Breakdown:

CBS led the Tuesday household overnights, besting second-place NBC by eight percent. But NBC is poised for adult 18-49 victory in each of the six half-hours care of “The Voice” and the two episode premiere of sitcom “Crowded.”

“The Voice” averaged a 7.3 rating/12 share in households from 8-10 p.m., which finished first in the 9 p.m. hour ahead of competing “NCIS: New Orleans” on CBS (7.1/11). And it led into a 4.5/ 7 in the first episode of “Crowded” in the 10 p.m. half-hour, followed by the second installment at a 3.5/ 6 at 10:30 p.m. Both episodes led the time period in the household overnights, and the retention for episode one of “Crowded” out of the 9:30 p.m. portion of “The Voice” (7.6/12) was 59 percent. In other words, consider this respectable sampling for “Crowded,” which will move into its regularly scheduled Sunday 9:30 p.m. time period (out of “The Carmichael Show”) this weekend. “Thumbs up” to this latest sitcom created by Suzanne Martin (“Hot in Cleveland,” “The Soul Man”).

In week two news, ABC drama “Of Kings and Prophets” dipped to a 1.7/ 3 in the overnights at 10 p.m., which was 26 percent below its anemic opening last week (2.3/ 4 on March 8). And that 2.3 household overnight rating translated into a mere 3.33 million viewers and a 0.8 rating/3 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data. Tick, tock…the cancellation clock is ticking.

Earlier in the evening on ABC was introduced sitcom “The Real O’Neals” at a 2.5/ 4 at 8:30 p.m. (#3), which held 86 percent of its “Fresh Off the Boat” lead-in (2.9/ 5 at 8 p.m.) and remains an improvement over recent time period occupant “The Muppets.” And that led into a modest 2.1/ 3 for “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” at 9 p.m., which was one of the recent series renewed by ABC for next season. Benchwarmer “Marvel’s Agent Carter” is unlikely to return, however.

Over at CBS, the 300th episode of “NCIS” topped the night, as always, with a 9.3/15 in the household overnights from 8-9 p.m. For more on “NCIS,” click here. And freshman drama “Limitless” finished second at 10 p.m. with a 3.7/ 6, which was 47 percent below the 9:30 p.m. portion of lead-in“NCIS: New Orleans” (7.0/11).

Elsewhere, Fox could not complete with its sitcom line-up of “New Girl” (#4: 1.8. 3), a repeat of “Grandfathered” (#4: 1.1/ 2), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (#4: 1.5/ 2) and “The Grinder” (#4: 1.2/ 2). And The CW populated the night with encore telecasts of “The Flash” (#5: 0.8/ 1) and “iZombie” (#5: 0.5/ 1).

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “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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  1. What do you think the chances are The Real O’Neals will get a renewal? I really like it.