The Tuesday TV ratings for September 29th are in; here are some of the highlights:
- The Voice’s rise at 8 p.m. for NBC helped the peacock network win the night in the ratings race, notching a 3.6 in the key 18-49 demographic, with 13.25 million viewers.
- NCIS dropped three tenths for CBS at 8 p.m., finishing with a 2.1 rating and 16 million viewers, while its spinoff NCIS: New Orleans stayed steady with last week’s season premiere 1.7 rating and 12.6 million viewers at 9 p.m. (CBS won the night with viewers overall).
- Unsurprisingly (because this is what happens after premieres), The Muppets dropped off almost a full point to a 2.0 rating and 5.8 million viewers for ABC. That rating seems in line with other ABC comedy numbers, but it’s not the hit they were hoping for (yet).
Fresh Off the Boat also saw a slight dip for ABC at 8:30 p.m., with a 1.7 rating and 4.7 million viewers. The new time for the premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at 9 p.m. was up from last year’s season finale, but down 4 points from last year’s premiere to a 1.7 rating and 4.8 million viewers.
- The back to back comedy premieres of Grandfathered at 8 p.m. and The Grinder at 8:30 p.m. on Fox had almost identical numbers — both garnered a 1.5 rating and around 5 million viewers. An ok start, on a night with a lot of competition (both were edged out by ABC’s comedies).
- Speaking of which, Fox’s Scream Queens at 9 p.m. pulled in another paltry live rating: 1.4, with 3.5 million viewers. But last week, the show grew enormously in delayed and mobile viewing numbers, which will probably happen again this week.
- Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris at 10 p.m. on NBC dropped a little from last week, but won its timeslot with a 2.0 rating and 6.3 million viewers.
- The second episode of Limitless on CBS actually rose from its premiere numbers — a rare thing — to a 1.9 rating and 9.6 million viewers.