TV ratings: ‘About a Boy’ up as NBC wins Tuesday in key demo again

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David Walton of NBC’s “About a Boy.”
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NBC’s new comedies “About a Boy” and “Growing Up Fisher” remained solid in the ratings Tuesday, according to early numbers from Nielsen. 

Coming after battle rounds on “The Voice,” “About a Boy” drew more than 7.9 million viewers and a rating of 2.2 among advertiser-desired 18-49-year-olds, growing 10% from last week’s episode in the key demographic. “Growing Up Fisher” rose 6% week-to-week to a 1.8 in 18-49. 

“The Voice” itself, now in battle rounds, was safely the highest-rated show in the preferred demo, earning the same number as last week -- a 3.5. In 18-49, a ratings point equals about 1.3 million viewers. 

With another strong result from “Chicago Fire,” NBC won the night in 18-49 with a 2.5 average, notching its 18th Tuesday victory this season, the most ever for the network. 


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CBS had the two most-watched shows overall with “NCIS” (16.8 million viewers) and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (14.2 million). With 10.9 million people tuning in to “Person of Interest,” the network averaged nearly 14 million people watching in prime time. CBS was the top network in total viewers. It was second in 18-49 behind NBC. 

Despite no new “S.H.I.E.L.D.” on ABC, “The Goldbergs” and “Trophy Wife” both rose a bit from last week to a 1.6 and a 1.0, respectively, in the 18-49 demographic. For the first-season comedy “Goldbergs,” a 1.6 and 4.7 million viewers overall marks a six-week high. The low-rated freshman drama “Mind Games” continued to struggle, losing about a tenth of a point for a 0.7. 

Fox’s 100th episode of “Glee” picked up 22% from last week’s series low to a 1.1 in 18-49 and 2.8 million viewers. Without an original “New Girl,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” lost a 10th of a point for a rating of 1.1. 



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