TV Ratings: ‘NCIS,’ ‘Voice’ lead Tuesday as ‘iZombie’ holds without ‘Flash’

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

True to Tuesday form, “NCIS” kicked off CBS' across-the-board overall sweep, while “The Voice” and “Chicago Fire” rant the table for NBC in the key demographic.

Otherwise, there weren't many notables on Tuesday. 

“New Girl” dipped below The Mulaney Line with a new episode, but “Weird Loners” managed not to fall in the key demo.

“Fresh Off The Boat” and “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” both ticked up 0.1 in the key demo.

And, in its first original airing without a new “The Flash” as a lead-in, The CW's “iZombie” was encouragingly flat week-to-week, building on a “Flash” repeat. [Note that The CW was preempted for election coverage in Chicago. I have no clue how much difference that will make, nor if other Chicago-area affiliates were similarly preempted. And even if “iZombie” ticks down 0.1 or something in Finals, that would still seem encouraging.]

On to the numbers…

Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 2.4 rating for Tuesday night, comfortably beating the 1.7 rating for CBS in the key demographic. ABC averaged a 1.2 key demo rating for the night, beating the 1.0 key demo rating for FOX, while The CW had a 0.6 key demo rating.

Overall, though, CBS dominated with an estimated 13.07 million viewers and an 8.1 rating/14 share for Tuesday primetime. NBC was second with 10.08 million viewers and a 6.2/10. There was a big drop to ABC's 2.7/4 and 4.15 million viewers and to FOX's 2.71 million viewers and 1.7/3. The CW averaged a 1.0/2 and 1.68 million viewers for Tuesday night.

8 p.m. – “NCIS” led the 8 p.m. hour overall with 16.53 million viewers, finishing second with a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's “The Voice” was second with 10.58 million viewers and won the hour with a 2.5 key demo rating. ABC was third overall and tied for third in the key demo with a new “Fresh Off The Boat” (4.84 million and a 1.4 key demo) and a “Fresh Off The Boat” repeat (3.625 million and a 1.0 key demo), compared to the 3.47 million viewers and 1.2 key demo rating for FOX's “Hell's Kitchen.” The CW's “The Flash” repeat averaged 1.52 million viewers and a 0.5 key demo rating.

9 p.m. – CBS stayed in first overall with 14.01 million viewers for “NCIS: New Orleans,” which was second with a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's “The Voice” stayed second overall with 11.16 million viewers and won the hour with a 2.8 key demo rating. “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” averaged 4.19 million viewers and a 1.5 key demo rating for third. FOX was fourth with “New Girl” (2.18 million and a 0.9 key demo) and “Weird Loners” (1.72 million and a 0.7 key demo). The CW's “iZombie” averaged 1.83 million viewers and 0.7 key demo rating though that could, as mentioned above, change.

10 p.m. – “Person of Interest” averaged 8.68 million viewers to win the 10 p.m. hour and finished second with a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49, compared to the 8.5 million viewers and hour-winning 2.0 key demo rating for NBC's “Chicago Fire.” ABC's “Forever” averaged 4.19 million viewers and a 0.9 key demo rating.

All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change, particularly in the case of live events.