Tuesday TV Ratings: THE FLASH Makes Big Gains, While Comedies Rise Across the Board

     February 18, 2015

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The TV ratings for Tuesday, February 17th are in. Here are some of the highlights:

  • First, to the victor goes the spoils: though CBS won the night overall with viewers, both of its juggernauts were down (but of course, they can afford to be). NCIS at 8 p.m. notched a 2.5 rating in the key 18-49 demo, and 17.71 million viewers, down 14 percent from last week. NCIS: New Orleans‘ Mardi Gras episode brought in a 2.0 and 14.31 million viewers, down 13 percent from last week.
  • The CW had a good night with an excellent episode the The Flash, up 7 percent at 8 p.m. for the conclusion (for now) of its Firestorm arc. (You can read Dave’s recap here). The show earned a 1.4 and 3.71 million viewers. But The Flash also benefits from Live +3 numbers; last week it gained 38 percent overall, bringing the total number of viewers to 5.05 million.
  • The return of Cain on Supernatural at 9 p.m. was met with good numbers: it finished with a 0.9 and 2.29 million viewers, up 13 percent from last week.
  • fresh-off-the-boat-brothers-image-tv-ratingsAs for the comedies, my personal favorite Fresh Off the Boat on ABC at 8 p.m. came in second for that overall timeslot, garnering a 1.9 rating, 6.14 million viewers, and beating Fox’s MasterChef Junior (1.8, 5.31 million viewers, up 29 percent), The Flash, and Parks and Recreation on NBC (1.2, 2.93 million viewers). But next week, it’s up against The Voice
  • Parks and Rec was also up from last week. Its first episode went up 9 percent, and its second episode at 8:30 p.m. was up 10 percent from last week with a 1.1 rating and 2.48 million viewers.
  • Comedies did well across the board, as Fox’s New Girl at 9 p.m. was up 8 percent to 1.4 and 3.11 million viewers, and The Mindy Project at 9:30 p.m. rose 10 percent to a 1.1 rating and 2.51 million viewers.
  • Finally, our gal Agent Carter stayed steady in its penultimate episode with a 1.4 rating and 4.14 million viewers. (You can read Evan’s recap here).
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