Ratings: ‘Great News’ Debut Good Enough to Top Time Slot

New NBC sitcom went up against some reruns

“Great News” had a pretty good debut, helping NBC win its fifth-straight evening among adults 18-49. NBC also finished first in total viewers last night, though that was also mostly thanks to “The Voice.”

Fox ended up second in Tuesday’s key demo, averaging out one-tenth of a ratings point above a three-way tie for third. CBS was runner-up among overall audience members.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted demographic and in total viewers with an average of 7 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.8/7 and 9.4 million viewers. At 9, the premiere of “Great News” got a 1.2/4 and 5.2 million viewers. A second episode at 9:30 slipped to a 1.0/4 and 4.3 million viewers. “Chicago Fire” at 10 had a 1.3/5 and 6.8 million viewers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 0.8/3, but fourth in viewers with 2.4 million. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at 8 received a 0.7/3 and 1.9 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Mick” had a 0.8/3 and 2.2 million viewers. “Prison Break” at 9 got a 0.9/3 and 2.8 million viewers.

CBS, ABC and the CW tied for third in ratings, each with a 0.7/3. CBS was second in total viewers with 6.4 million, ABC was third with 2.8 million, and CW was fifth with 1.9 million.

For CBS, following reruns, the “48 Hours: NCIS” premiere landed a 0.7/3 and 5.3 million viewers.

For ABC, after repeats, “Imaginary Mary” at 9:30 had a 0.8/3 and 2.9 million viewers. At 10, “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” managed a 0.6/2 and 2.2 million viewers.

For CW, “The Flash” at 8 got a 1.0/4 and 2.6 million viewers. At 9, “iZombie” received a 0.4/1 and 1.1 million viewers.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.7 million.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.1 million.