Ratings: CW’s Comic Book Lineup Rises, Pushing Fox to Fifth

“Chicago Fire” lends soft start to NBC’s mega-crossover

Last Updated: April 29, 2015 @ 9:45 AM

The CW saw its lineup rise in the ratings by double digits on Tuesday night, topping Fox for fourth place outright. Fox finished fifth in the key demo and sixth in total viewers last night.

Meanwhile, CBS pushed past NBC to finish in first place overall. NBC’s entire lineup was down, and “Chicago Fire” actually dipped a bit from last week, despite marking the kickoff to the network’s and Wolf Films’ latest mega-crossover.

Last time around, all three Dick Wolf shows involved enjoyed sizable ratings jumps from the three-hour event. The crossover concludes Wednesday night with “Chicago P.D.” and “Law & Order: SVU.”

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.7 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 12.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “NCIS” at 8 p.m. got a 1.9/7 and primetime-best 14.5 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 9 had a 1.8/6 and 14.3 million viewers. “Person of Interest” at 10 received a 1.4/4 and 8.5 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.6/5 and third in viewers with 6.7 million. “The Voice” at 8 dropped 19 percent to a 2.1/8 — which was still a night-high — and had 9.3 million viewers. “Undateable” at 9 slipped 14 percent to a 1.2/4 and got 4.6 million viewers. “One Big Happy” at 9:30 fell 18 percent to a 0.9/3 and brought in 3.2 million viewers. “Chicago Fire” followed at 10 with a 1.5/5 and 6.8 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.5/5 and second in viewers with 6.8 million. At 8, a special “Dancing With the Stars” 10th anniversary celebration posted a 1.7/6 and 9.9 million viewers. “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” at 9 dipped 13 percent to a 1.4/4 and had 4.5 million viewers. An ABC News special, “Captive: A Journey of Survival & Hope,” got a 1.4/4 and 5.9 million viewers.

The CW was fourth in ratings with a 1.1/4 and in viewers with 2.8 million. “The Flash” at 8 rose 15 percent to a 1.5/5 and had 3.8 million viewers. At 9, “iZombie” ticked up 17 percent to a 0.7/2, with 1.8 million viewers.

Fox was fifth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and sixth in viewers with 2.5 million. “Hell’s Kitchen” at 8 got a 1.1/4 and 3.2 million viewers. “New Girl” at 9 received a 1.0/3 and 2.1 million viewers. “Weird Loners” at 10 had a 0.6/2 and 1.5 million viewers.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in viewers with 2.6 million.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.


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