Ratings: NBC’s ‘The Wall’ Soars 42 Percent From Monday

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All “The Wall” needed was an earlier time slot.

NBC’s newest big-money game show grew 42 percent in the key 18-49 demographic’s TV ratings from its Monday preview at 10 p.m. to Tuesday at 8. In primetime averages, NBC topped the main demo, though “NCIS” and CBS easily claimed the total viewer crown.

“The Wall” closed prime out on Monday to give “Celebrity Apprentice” the first two hours. Unfortunately, that didn’t quite work out for Arnold Schwarzenegger and his famous contestants.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.7 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 7.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Wall” in its 8 o’clock time slot posted a 1.7/6 and 6.8 million viewers. At 9, “Chicago Fire” put up a 1.6/5 and 7.6 million viewers. “Chicago PD” at 10 landed a 1.7/6 and 7.8 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.5/5 and first in viewers with 12.1 million. At 8, “NCIS” scored a 1.8/6 and 15.6 million viewers — that’s the show’s largest audience since its season premiere. “Bull” at 9 earned a 1.5/5 and 11.3 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 10 received a 1.2/4 and 9.5 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.2/4 and in viewers with 4.1 million. “The Middle” at 8 had a 1.7/6 and 6.6 million viewers. At 8:30, “American Housewife” got a 1.6/5 and 5.6 million viewers. “Fresh Off the Boat” at 9 received a 1.4/4 and 4.4 million viewers. “The Real O’Neals” at 9:30 was the Disney broadcaster’s final original of the evening, closing the comedy block to a 1.0/3 and 3.3 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 1.0/4 and in viewers with 3.2 million. “New Girl” at 8 returned to a 1.1/4 and 2.5 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Mick” had a 1.3/4 and 3.3 million viewers. “Bones” at 9 premiered to a 0.9/3 and 3.4 million viewers.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.7/2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 2 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.7 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 763,000. Following a rerun at 8, “No Tomorrow” at 9 o’clock settled for a 0.2/1 and 529,000 viewers.