The Tuesday TV ratings for April 28th are in; here are some of the highlights:
- At 8 p.m., NBC’s The Voice was down to a series low 2.1 rating (in the key 18-49 demographic) and 9.29 million viewers, down five tenths from last week’s numbers.
- CBS’s NCIS was also down to a series low 1.9 rating, but notched 14.54 million viewers (helping CBS win the night, somewhat surprisingly, both in the ratings and with viewers overall).
- Dancing with the Stars on ABC was also down about 15 percent in that timeslot, but The CW’s The Flash defied the trend and jumped up 15 percent to a 1.5 rating and 3.84 million viewers. That boost also helped along iZombie, which was also up a tenth to a 0.7 rating and 1.77 million viewers.
- Also at 9 p.m., NCIS: New Orleans was steady with a 1.8 rating and 14.32 million viewers, winning the hour for CBS.
Coming in second, but without much of a prize to show for it, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was down to its series low 1.4 rating and 4.46 million viewers on ABC. Though it and The Flash don’t share a timeslot, it’s interesting (when just comparing superhero shows for the night) that The Flash actually brought in better ratings. (Pardon my earlier typo in the excerpt that it was worth “nothing” — it’s worth noting!)
- Comedies were a mixed lot, but were mostly down, like NBC’s Undateable, which was down to a season low 1.2 rating and 4.62 million viewers. That was followed up at 9:30 p.m. by One Big Happy, which was down a significant amount to a 0.9 rating and 3.2 million viewers. Surprisingly, Fox’s Weird Loners had a 20 percent bump to a 0.6 rating and 1.48 million viewers, but, it’s still basically DOA.
- A big crossover episode for Chicago Fire, which included characters from Chicago PD and Law & Order SVU, didn’t do much for its ratings, which were down a tenth from last week at 10 p.m. for NBC.