Primetime Ratings: ‘Marry Me’ Leads Time Slot in Debut

CW’s ‘The Flash’ holds up well in second week

NBC shrunk its Tuesday edition of The Voice back to one hour to make way for a 9 p.m. block of comedies. The debut of new sitcom Marry Me led its 9 p.m. time slot with a 2.3 rating with adults 18-49 and 7.8 million viewers, according to Nielsen overnight numbers.

Leading out of Marry Me was the sophomore debut of About a Boy, which returned up 20% from its finale with a 1.8, but off 18% from its debut in that space last year (the series initially previewed out of the Winter Olympics). Earlier, The Voice was down 11% from its last two-hour edition with a 3.3. At 10 p.m., Chicago Fire dipped a tenth to a 2.0.

NBC led the night among the broadcasters with an overall 2.4 rating/7 share.

In its second week, The CW’s The Flash held up well, losing three tenths to a 1.6 in the demo and still pulling north of four million total viewers. In the net’s targeted adults 18-34 demo, Flash was down two tenths to a 1.3. Supernatural fell a tenth with 18-49s to a 1.0 and two tenths with 18-34 demo to a 0.9. The CW finished with an overall 1.3/4.

CBS led the night among total viewers and finished second in the demo with a 2.1/6. NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans each dipped a tenth to a 2.5 and 2.2, respectively. Person of Interest also shed a tenth to a 1.5 at 10 p.m.

ABC’s Selfie dipped two more tenths to a 1.0 and Manhattan Love Story was even with a 0.9 rating. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. dipped another tenth to a series-low 1.6 at 9 p.m., while Forever also shed 15% to a 1.1, its lowest rating so far. ABC took third with a 1.2/4.

Fox rounded out the evening with a 0.9/3. New Girl fell 14% to a 1.2 while The Mindy Project was even with a 1.0.