TV Ratings: Tuesday ‘Voice’ boosts ‘Chicago Fire,’ ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ tops ‘Carter’

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

“The Voice” dominated Tuesday night in all measures and helped give a big boost to “Chicago Fire,” as NBC took advantage of CBS repeats to cruise to primetime victories across the board.

Tuesday's big premiere was FOX's below-“MasterChef Junior” launch for the new season of “Hell's Kitchen,” which helped cause tiny dips for both 9 p.m. comedies.

Over on ABC, “Fresh Off The Boat” posted a small drop among young viewers, but rose a hair overall, while the return of “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” was, if nothing else, above recent averages for “Marvel's Agent Carter.”

On to the numbers…

Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 3.4 rating for Tuesday night, tops in the key demographic. ABC and FOX both posted a 1.3 key demo rating for a distant second, followed by the 1.0 key demo rating for NBC. The CW averaged a 0.3 key demo rating for the night.

Overall, NBC averaged an estimated 13.27 million viewers and an 8.1 rating/13 share for Tuesday primetime. CBS was far back in second with an estimated 8.35 million viewers and a 5.3/9, easily beating the 4.61 million viewers and 3.0/5 for ABC. FOX averaged 3.2 million viewers and a 2.0/3 for the night, followed by The CW's 1.18 million viewers and 0.3 key demo rating.

8 p.m. – “The Voice” started primetime in first with 14.69 million viewers and a 3.8 rating among adults 18-49 for NBC in the 8 p.m. hour. CBS' repeat of “NCIS” was second overall with 10.75 million viewers, but fourth with a 1.2 key demo rating. ABC was third overall and tied for second in the key demo with “Fresh Off The Boat” (5.98 million and a 1.7 key demo) and “Repeat After Me” (4.04 million and a 1.2 key demo). FOX's “Hell's Kitchen” premiere averaged 4.08 million viewers for fourth for the hour and tied for second with a 1.4 key demo rating. A “Flash” repeat averaged 1.49 million viewers and a 0.4 key demo rating for The CW.

9 p.m. – The second hour of “The Voice” rose to 15.99 million viewers and a 4.3 rating among adults 18-49 for NBC. CBS' repeat of “NCIS: New Orleans” was a distant second with 8.8 million viewers and fourth with a 1.0 key demo rating. ABC's “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” return averaged 4.46 million viewers for third and a 1.6 key demo rating for second on the hour. FOX was fourth overall and third in the key demo with new episodes of “New Girl” (2.5 million and a 1.3 key demo) and “The Mindy Project” (2.145 million and a 1.0 key demo). The CW's “Supernatural” repeat averaged 866,000 viewers and a 0.3 key demo rating.

10 p.m. – “Chicago Fire” averaged 9.14 million viewers and a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49 to run the 10 p.m. hour for NBC. CBS' “Person of Interest” repeat was second overall with 5.52 million viewers and third with a 0.9 key demo rating, compared to the 4.365 million viewers and 1.0 key demo rating for ABC's “Forever.”

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

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