Ratings: Fox Sitcoms Edge ABC in Key Demo Despite ‘New Girl’s’ Premiere Low

“Voice”-less NBC and “Hollywood Game Night” season premiere finish second to CBS overall

CBS didn’t need any season premieres to top Tuesday — it just needed NBC’s “The Voice” to go away. That said, having “NCIS” on its schedule doesn’t hurt the Les Moonves-helmed network, either.

NBC and its season opener for “Hollywood Game Night” finished second on the night. Fox edged ABC for third in the key 18-49 demographic, despite its “New Girl” season premiere hitting a new low.

ABC debuted “Shark Tank” aftershow “Beyond the Tank” as a series last night, settling for fourth in that main demo and third among total viewers.

CBS was first in ratings with a 2.1 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 14.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “NCIS” at 8 p.m. earned a 2.6/9 and 18.7 million viewers. At 9, “NCIS: New Orleans” posted a 2.4/7 and 17 million viewers. At 10, “Limitless” had a 1.4/5 and 7.4 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.6/5 and in viewers with 6.7 million. “Hollywood Game Night” at 8 got a 1.2/4 and 4.4 million viewers. “Chicago Fire” at 9 posted a 1.8/6 and 7.4 million viewers. “Chicago Med” at 10 received a 1.9/6 and 8.4 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.1/4 and fourth in viewers with 2.8 million. “New Girl” at 8 had a 1.4/5 and 3.3 million viewers. At 8:30, “Grandfathered” got a 1.0/3 and 3 million viewers. At 9, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” posted a 1.2/4 and 2.7 million viewers. At 9:30, “The Grinder” received a 0.8/2 and 2.1 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and third in viewers with 3.7 million. Following reruns, “Shark Tank” at 9 had a 1.2/4 and 4.3 million viewers. “Beyond the Tank” at 10 premiered to a 1.1/4 and 3.9 million viewers.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.8. Telemundo had a 3 share, Univision had a 2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 2.015 million, Telemundo was sixth with 2.002 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 954,000, airing just reruns.

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