TV ratings: 'Agents of SHIELD' and 'The Voice' rise Tuesday, 'NCIS' stumbles

shield-ratings-april-15-14.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"NCIS" was still far and away Tuesday's most-watched show, but the CBS drama also turned in its lowest ratings of the season. It lost about a half-million viewers and half a point among adults 18-49 compared to last week.

The news was better elsewhere Tuesday. "The Voice" rose slightly for NBC and scored the night's top 18-49 rating. "About a Boy" and "Growing Up Fisher" also improved. ABC shifted "Agents of SHIELD" to 9 p.m. for a week and saw its ratings grow a little. FOX and The CW, however, were down from their last full nights of originals.

CBS drew 14 million viewers and an 8.9 rating/15 share in households in primetime, finishing well ahead of NBC's 8.4 million and 5.4/9. ABC (3.8 million, 2.5/4) came in third. FOX (2.3 million, 1.5/2) was fourth, and The CW (1.55 million, 1.0/2) trailed.

NBC led the 18-49 demographic with a 2.1 rating, just beating CBS' 2.0. ABC finished third at 1.3, followed by FOX, 1.0, and The CW, 0.7.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS" (16.7 million viewers, 10.6/17 households)
NBC: "The Voice" (11.6 million, 7.3/12)
ABC: "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" rerun (3.3 million, 2.3/4)
FOX: "Glee" (2.45 million, 1.6/3)
The CW: "The Originals" (1.45 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (2.9)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS: Los Angeles" (14.7 million, 9.3/15)
NBC: "About a Boy" (7.2 million, 4.7/7)/"Growing Up Fisher" (6.1 million, 3.9/6)
ABC: "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (5.1 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: "New Girl" (2.2 million, 1.5/2)/"The Mindy Project" (1.9 million, 1.3/2)
The CW: "Supernatural" (1.7 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2.1)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"Person of Interest" (10.65 million, 6.9/12)
NBC: "Chicago Fire" (7 million, 4.7/8)
ABC: "Celebrity Wife Swap" season premiere (3.1 million, 2.1/4)

18-49 leader: "Person of Interest" and "Chicago Fire" tied (1.7)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.
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