The Tuesday TV ratings for October 20th are in; here are some of the highlights:
- CBS had the number one scripted show on TV with NCIS in the 8 p.m. slot, with 2.1 in the key demos and 16.8 million viewers in total. In terms of the unscripted side of things, NBC’s The Voice took in 2.6 with 10.9 million viewers in the 9 p.m. slot.
- Last night also saw two specials that came in with decent numbers. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, at 8 p.m. on ABC, came in with 2.0 and some 5.9 million viewers. ABC also took a 1.6 for Toy Story of Terror! with 5.0 million viewers in the 8:30 p.m. time slot.
The 8 p.m. slot also saw The Flash getting a slight uptick to 1.4 with 3.4 million viewers, whereas Best Time Ever on NBC took in some 4.7 million viewers with a 1.2 in the key demos. Fox’s Grandfathered got a 1.0 with 3.2 million viewers in the same time slot.
- Joining Toy Story of Terror on ABC at the 8:30 p.m. slot was The Grinder, Fox’s most promising new comedy, with a 0.9 in the demo and 2.8 million viewers in total.
- CBS also conquered the 9 p.m. slot for scripted programming with NCIS: New Orleans (see a trend?), which took in 1.6 in the key demos and some 12.8 million viewers. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., on ABC, came in just behind it with 1.5 and 3.8 million viewers, while Fox’s Scream Queens grabbed 1.0 in the key demos with 2.6 million viewers. The CW’s iZombie held steady at 0.5 with 1.4 million viewers.
- Finally, in the 10 p.m. slot, both NBC’s Chicago Fire and CBS’s Limitless saw drops, with the former taking 1.7 in the key demos with 7.7 million viewers and the latter taking 1.3 with 7.8 million viewers.