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Ratings: ‘Grinder,’ Grandfathered,’ ‘Scream Queens’ Down Big Across the Board

All three Fox shows suffer losses in viewership and key demo

Fox’s Tuesday night slate suffered in the ratings, with “Grandfathered,” “The Grinder” and “Scream Queens” all suffering losses in both total viewers and the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic.

John Stamos-led “Grandfathered” dropped 26 percent to a 1.1 rating/4 share and 3.8 million viewers, down from a 1.5 /5  and 5.3 million viewers during its premiere last week, according to Nielsen estimates. Rob Lowe‘s “The Grinder” netted only a 1.0/3 and 3.1 million viewers, down 33 percent from a 1.5/5 and 4.9 million viewers.

“Scream Queens” continued to slide in live-plus-same-day ratings, clocking in at only 1.1/4 and 2.9 million viewers, down 21 percent from last week when it scored just a 1.4/5 and 3.6 million viewers.

CW’s season premiere of “The Flash” did well upon its return, getting a 1.4/5 and 3.4 million viewers, down slightly from last season’s finale, which drew 3.9 million viewers and a 1.4/5. The second season premiere of “iZombie” also held steady, turning in a 0.7/2 and 1.7 million viewers, making it about even with the first season finale.

CBS tied for first in the key demo with NBC with a 1.9/6, but CBS was ahead in total viewers with 13.4 million. “NCIS” led things off at 8 p.m., scoring a 2.1/7 and 16.6 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” followed at 9, delivering a 1.7/5 and just under 14 million viewers. “Limitless” held steady at 10, turning in a 1.7/6 and 9.6 million viewers.

NBC was second in total viewers with 7.4 million. “The Voice” scored a 2.2/7 and 8.7 million viewers from 8 p.m. to 10. “Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris” hit a new low this week, dropping 32 percent to a 1.3/4 and 4.7 million viewers.

ABC came in third with a 1.4/5 and 4.1 million viewers. “The Muppets” was down 20 percent from last week, netting a 1.6/6 and 4.8 million viewers. “Fresh Off the Boat” was up slightly at 8:30, getting a 1.8/6 and 4.9 million viewers. “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” was also down at 9, scoring a 1.6/5 and 4.3 million viewers. A repeat of “Quantico” followed at 10.

Fox and The CW tied for fourth in the key demo with a 1.1/4, but Fox was ahead in total viewers with 3.2 million. “Grandfathered” aired at 8 p.m., “The Grinder” at 8:30, and “Scream Queens” at 9.

The CW came in fifth in total viewers with 2.6 million. “The Flash” aired at 8 p.m. followed by “iZombie” at 9.

Univision came in sixth with a 0.8/3 and 2.2 million viewers.

Telemundo finished seventh with a 0.6/2 and 1.5 million viewers.