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Ratings: CBS Tops Tuesday Despite ‘NCIS’ Slipping to New Demo Low

Network’s ”Person of Interest“ sees slight increase with Taraji P. Henson’s return

CBS finished first outright on Tuesday, despite its “NCIS” slipping to a new demo low. While it managed just a 1.9 rating in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic, the procedural still had primetime’s most total viewers, with 15.4 million.

Also for America’s most-watched network, Taraji P. Henson‘s return to “Person of Interest” gave the drama an 8 percent demo increase, just a one-tenth of a Nielsen point uptick for the low-rated program.

Meanwhile, Fox fell to sixth in total viewers, besting only Telemundo. Fox aired one rerun between originals.

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.7 rating/6 share in the main demo and in total viewers with an average of 12.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. After “NCIS,” spinoff “NCIS: New Orleans” at 9 p.m. received a 1.8/6 and 14.1 million viewers. “Person of Interest” at 10 had a 1.4/5 and 9.2 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.6/5 and in viewers with 6.3 million. “The Voice” at 8 earned a night-high 2.4/8 and had 10.4 million viewers. “Undateable” at 9 got a 1.5/5 and 5.2 million viewers. “One Big Happy” at 9:30 posted a 1.1/3 and 3.7 million viewers. A rerun followed.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.2/4 and in viewers with 3.4 million. “Fresh Off the Boat” at 8 had a 1.4/5 and 4.7 million viewers. “Repeat After Me” at 8:30 got a 1.0/3 and 3.1 million viewers. “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” at 9 received a 1.6/5 and 3.9 million viewers.

CW was fourth in ratings with a 1.1/4 and in viewers with 2.7 million. “The Flash” at 8 posted a 1.3/5 and 3.5 million viewers. At 9, “iZombie” had a 0.8/3 and 2 million viewers.

Univision and Fox tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.9/3. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 2.5 million; Fox was sixth with 2.4 million.

For Fox, “Hell’s Kitchen” at 8 got a 1.2/4 and 3.5 million viewers. Following a repeat, “Weird Loners” at 9:30 managed just a 0.6/2 and 1.4 million viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.3 million.