The TV ratings for Tuesday, March 3rd are in. Here are some of the highlights:
(If you’re looking for an explanation of how the ratings work and what these numbers mean, check out my rundown from earlier this week).
- NBC won the night in the key 18-49 demo as well as with overall viewers thanks to The Voice at 8 p.m. (and the fact that CBS essentially took the night off). The Voice notched a 4.1 rating and 15.34 million eyeballs (or maybe that’s 30.68 million eyeballs, technically, if everyone has both). That’s up 5 percent from last week, and ties the show’s highest-rated Tuesday episode numbers since October of 2013.
- Also thanks to The Voice, Chicago Fire was truly on fire, up 57 percent (!) from its last original episode, with a 2.2 and 9.14 million viewers at 10 p.m.
- The Voice finally seems to be affecting other series, though only slightly; ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat was down a tenth to a 1.7, but up to 5.98 million viewers at 8 p.m., while the latest season premiere of Hell’s Kitchen on Fox in the same time slot was down 7 percent from last year’s premiere (but up 8 percent from last season’s finale), garnering a 1.4 and 4.08 million viewers.
- The midseason return of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (you can read Evan’s recap here) was down 6 percent from its midseason finale, with a 1.6 rating and 4.46 million viewers at 9 p.m. (which was at least higher than the averages for Agent Carter).
- ABC’s Forever continues its quiet run at 10 p.m., staying steady with a 1.0 rating and 4.37 million viewers.
- The rest of the night was dominated by reruns, save for the ABC comedy Repeat After Me at 8:30 p.m. (1.2, 4.04 million — down 8 percent), the steady Fox comedy New Girl (1.3, 4 million) at 9 p.m., and the slightly dipping The Mindy Project (1.0, 2.15) at 9:30 p.m.