Ratings: Ellen DeGeneres’ ‘One Big Happy’ Has One Unremarkable Premiere

The CW finishes second in key demo on rerun-heavy night, despite down “Flash” and so-so “iZombie” debut

Last Updated: March 18, 2015 @ 2:03 PM

NBC topped a total yawner of a Tuesday thanks to “The Voice.” After the singing competition, the season premiere of “Undateable” opened to a decent 1.9 rating, which was followed by a 1.6 for “One Big Happy’s” series debut.

“Undateable” was up 46 percent from its soft late-May debut last year, when viewing levels are lower and it certainly didn’t have the behemoth of “The Voice” as its lead-in. At the time, “Undateable” opened out of a new “Hollywood Game Night.”

The other new show premiere on the night was CW’s “iZombie,” which got a 0.9 following a down “Flash.” Still, CW finished second in the key demo due to an abundance of reruns across the rest of the competition.

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.2 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned night-highs of a 3.1/11 and 12.5 million viewers. “Undateable” had the aforementioned rating and a 6 share, along with 6.5 million viewers. The Ellen DeGeneres-produced “One Big Happy” got the demo number written above, a 5 share and 5.6 million viewers. “Chicago Fire” at 10 posted a 1.6/5 and 7 million viewers.

The CW second in ratings with a 1.1/3, but fourth in viewers with 2.9 million. “The Flash” at 8 dipped to a 1.2/4 and 3.6 million viewers. At 9, “iZombie” had a 3 share in addition to the above-mentioned demo rating — the debut brought in 2.3 million viewers.

CBS, ABC, Fox and Univision tied for third in ratings, each with a 1.0/3. CBS was second in total viewers with 8.3 million, airing just reruns; ABC was third with 3.4 million; Fox was fifth with 2.8 million; Univision was sixth with 2.7 million.

For ABC, sandwiched between repeats, “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” at 9 had a 1.6/5 and 4.3 million viewers.

For Fox, “Hell’s Kitchen” at 8 got a 1.3/5 and 3.7 million viewers. Following a rerun, “The Mindy Project” at 9:30 received a 0.9/3 and 2 million viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.5 million.