Ratings: CBS Tops NBC in Key Demo, Snaps 8-Week Streak

David Blaine’s “Real or Magic” special ties ABC with NBC for second in ratings

CBS won Tuesday night outright, breaking NBC’s eight-week streak atop the ratings.

It wasn’t so much that CBS had a better-than-average week, or that NBC did particularly poorly. The two have been neck-and-neck, even tying last week in final numbers. But last night, “The Voice” hit a fall Tuesday low and “Chicago Fire” dipped 14 percent in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary numbers. “The Biggest Loser” stayed flat, and that was all it took for a steady CBS to overtake NBC.

CBS was first in ratings with a 2.5 rating/7 share in the key demo and first in total viewers with an average of 15.5 million. “NCIS” earned a 3.0/9 and 19.4 million viewers — the most of the night — at 8 p.m. At 9, “NCIS: Los Angeles” received a 2.5/7 and 14.9 million viewers. “Person of Interest” at 10 got a 2.0/6 and 12.1 million viewers.

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NBC and ABC tied for second in ratings, each with a 2.3/6. NBC was second in viewers with 8.3 million. ABC was third with 6.9 million.

For NBC, “The Biggest Loser” at 8 earned a 1.8/5 and 6.3 million viewers. “The Voice” at 9 received a 3.1/8 — the highest rating of the night but the series’ lowest-rated fall Tuesday — and 11.2 million viewers. “Chicago Fire” at 10 had a 1.9/5 — its season low — and 7.4 million viewers.

For ABC, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” earned a 2.3/7 and 6.9 million viewers at 8. At 9, “The Goldbergs” had a 1.6/4 and 5.1 million viewers. A special at 9:30, “David Blaine: Real or Magic” got a 2.5/7 and 7.6 million viewers.

Univision was fourth in ratings with a 1.5/4 and fourth in total viewers with 3.8 million viewers.

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Fox was in fifth in ratings with a 1.4/4 and in total viewers with 3.1 million. At 8, “Dads” earned a 1.3/4 and 3.2 million viewers. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at 8:30 received a 1.5/4 and 3.4 million. “New Girl” at 9 got a 1.7/5 and 3.3 million viewers. At 9:30, “The Mindy Project” had a 1.2/3 — a series low — and 2.4 million viewers.

The CW and Telemundo tied for was sixth in ratings, each with a 0.6/2. The CW was sixth in viewers with 1.43 million. Telemundo was seventh in viewers with 1.40 million.

For CW, a special iHeartRadio Lady Gaga Album Release Party at 8 earned a 0.3/1 and 889,000 viewers. “Supernatural” at 9 received a 0.9/2 and 2 million viewers.