Ratings: ‘Chicago Fire’ Falls as Key Character Exits Series

“CSI: Cyber” sinks, but CBS still secures most viewers; NBC tops key demo

Last Updated: April 22, 2015 @ 2:13 PM

NBC topped Tuesday despite a sizable drop from “Chicago Fire,” which fell 20 percent in the key ratings demo from its most-recent original. That said, the prior episode had a direct “Voice” lead-in, while last night’s followed “Undateable” and “One Big Happy.”

Still, the Dick Wolf drama didn’t see the numbers it would like, especially with a main character bidding farewell to Firehouse 51. (Spoiler alert: It was Mills.)

Over on CBS, which had primetime’s largest slice of total viewers, a special “CSI: Cyber” didn’t put up special numbers, dipping in the timeslot.

Meanwhile, Fox finished in a tie for last place with Telemundo, as “Weird Loners” continued to limp towards clear cancellation. The CW finished fourth, even though its comic book lineup dipped by double digits.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.8 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 7.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned the night’s highs of a 2.5/9 and 11 million viewers. “Undateable” at 9 received a 1.3/4 and 4.9 million viewers. “One Big Happy” at 9:30 posted a 1.1/3 and 3.9 million viewers. “Chicago Fire” at 10 had a 1.6/5 and 6.8 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.3/4 and third in viewers with 4.2 million. “Fresh Off the Boat” at 8 got a 1.5/5 and 5 million viewers. “Repeat After Me” at 8:30 received a 1.1/4 and 3.6 million viewers. “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” at 9 had a 1.5/5 and 4.3 million viewers. “Forever” at 10 posted a 1.0/3 and 4.1 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.1/3, but first in viewers with 9.4 million. Following reruns, “CSI: Cyber” got a 1.2/4 and 8.4 million viewers.

The CW was fourth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and in viewers with 2.9 million. “Flash” at 8 had a 1.2/4 and 3.7 million viewers. At 9, “iZombie” received a 0.7/2 and 2.2 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in viewers with 2.5 million.

Fox and Telemundo tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.8/3. Fox was sixth in total viewers with 2.4 million; Telemundo was seventh with 1.8 million.

For Fox, “Hell’s Kitchen” at 8 got a 1.1/4 and 3.4 million viewers. Following a repeat, “Weird Loners” had a 0.5/2 and 1.3 million viewers.

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