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Ratings: ‘iZombie,’ ‘Agents of SHIELD’ Rise on Good Night For Comic Book Dramas

CBS won Tuesday in key demos behind its “NCIS” dramas, but a pair of comic book-themed dramas — ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” and CW’s rookie “iZombie” — were up week to week opposite the Eye’s “NCIS: New Orleans,” which itself was up. NBC’s “The Voice,” meanwhile, remained the night’s top show in young adults despite a decline.

According to preliminary live plus same-day national estimates from Nielsen, “NCIS” (1.9 rating/7 share in adults 18-49, 15.4 million viewers overall) was down 0.3 week to week to hit a season low, though it figures to revise upward to at least a 2.0 in the nationals; it was the night’s No. 1 scripted program in demos and the No. 1 program overall in total viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” (1.8/6 in 18-49, 14.1 million viewers overall) and “Person of Interest” (1.4/5 in 18-49, 9.2 million viewers overall) were both up a tenth from last week and swept their hours in 18-49, 25-54 and total viewers.

CW had a good night with its “Arrow” crossover on “The Flash” (1.3/5 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall), which was up week to week and beat firstrun ABC and Fox programming in 18-49; it also won its hour in men 18-34 (1.2/6). And at 9, “iZombie” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 2.0 million viewers overall) is a lock for renewal after rising a tick for its best 18-49 rating since its premiere. And in 18-34, it hit a series high (0.7/3), tying with the NBC comedies and coming within a tenth of “NCIS: New Orleans.”

For the night, CW beat Fox in 18-49 and came within a tenth of ABC.

At ABC, “Fresh Off the Boat” (1.4/5 in 18-49, 4.7 million viewers overall) was even with last week and figures to once again stand as the night’s top comedy in 18-49 in Live+3 ratings. “Repeat After Me” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 3.1 million viewers overall) was also on par with its prior episode, and “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” (1.6/5 in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall) was up a tick for a second straight week and led its hour in men 18-49 (1.8/6), men 18-34 (1.1/5) and adults 18-34 (1.1/5). A special repeat of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” at 10 p.m. (0.9/3 in 18-49, 2.5 million viewers overall) matched last week’s demo score for firstrun drama “Forever.”

NBC’s “The Voice” (2.4/8 in 18-49, 10.4 million viewers overall) was down 0.3 from last week’s rating to a Tuesday firstrun low for this cycle, even if it picks up a tick or two in the nationals as expected. It was Tuesday’s No. 1 show in 18-49 as well as 25-54 (3.3/10) and 18-34 (1.6/7). It was followed by another solid result for “Undateable” (1.5/5 in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall), which was up a tenth from its prior result to match its second best rating to date. “One Big Happy” is starting to tail off a little behind it (1.1/3 in, 3.7 million viewers overall), down a tenth from its last episode. A repeat “Chicago Fire” closed the night (0.9/3 in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall), keeping NBC from winning the night as usual.

Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen” was down a tenth (1.2/4 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall) and was followed by a repeat “New Girl” (0.5/2 in 18-49, 1.3 million viewers overall) and a new “Weird Loners” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 1.4 million viewers overall), which was down a tenth from last week when it had an original “New Girl” lead-in.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: CBS, 1.7/6; NBC, 1.6/5; ABC, 1.2/4; Fox and Univision, 0.9/3; Telemundo, 0.5/2.

In total viewers: CBS, 12.9 million; NBC, 6.3 million; ABC, 3.4 million; CW, 2.7 million; Univision, 2.5 million; Fox, 2.4 million; Telemundo, 1.3 million.

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