TV Ratings Tuesday: ‘The Voice’ falls to series low, ‘Person of Interest’ has OK premiere
Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The numbers for Tuesday, which saw a series low for one show, the kickoff of a final season for another and generally modest numbers all over:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||NCIS (CBS)||1.9/7||14.56|
|The Voice (NBC)||1.6/6||8.42|
|The Flash (The CW)||1.2/4||3.28|
|Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)||1.1/4||4.25|
|New Girl (FOX)||1.0/4||2.27|
|8:30 p.m.||The Real O’Neals (ABC)||1.0/3||3.29|
|9 p.m.||NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)||1.8/6||12.35|
|Chicago Med (NBC)||1.5/5||7.57|
|Agents of SHIELD (ABC)||0.9/3||2.89|
|New Girl (FOX)||0.9/3||1.91|
|Containment (The CW)||0.5/2||1.48|
|9:30 p.m.||The Grinder (FOX)||0.5/2||1.57|
|10 p.m.||Chicago Fire (NBC)||1.6/5||7.76|
|Person of Interest (CBS) – P||1.2/4||7.35|
|Beyond the Tank (ABC)||0.5/2||1.93|
Tuesday was a fairly soft night for the broadcast networks, with no show making it over a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49. “The Voice” (1.6) hit a series low for NBC, a tenth below the 1.7 for a Wednesday edition a few weeks ago.
“Person of Interest” opened its final season with a 1.2, up a tenth from “Limitless” finale last week and its own finale last season but below its Season 4 average of 1.5. Also at CBS, “NCIS” (1.9, tying its series low) was even with its last episode, but “NCIS: New Orleans” rose two tenths to a 1.8.
ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” (1.1) and “Agents of SHIELD” (0.9) were each down a tenth, while “The Real O’Neals” held steady at 1.0. “New Girl” (1.0 and 0.9) was steady with its first episode and up a tenth with its second for FOX, and “Grandfathered” ticked up a tenth to 0.7, but “The Grinder” was down to 0.5.
“The Flash” fell a tenth to 1.2 for The CW, and “Containment” hit a 0.5 for the third straight week.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.6/5||1.6/5||0.9/3||0.8/3||0.8/3|
|Total Viewers (millions)||11.42||7.92||2.38||2.86||1.91|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.9/5, 2.6/7
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.1/5
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/2, 1.4/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.5/3, 1.3/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/1, 1.0/3
“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 1.0/3
Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.