Tuesday TV Ratings: ‘Limitless’ Rises as ‘Muppets’ Drops, ’S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Improves

     September 30, 2015


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).

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    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.

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