TV ratings: 'Supernatural' has a strong return on an otherwise down Tuesday

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supernatural-s9-premiere-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013

The season premiere of "Supernatural" on The CW scored solid ratings Tuesday night, beating its debut numbers from a year ago by a pretty significant margin. "The Originals" had its time-period debut and was on par with its premiere numbers from last week.

Otherwise, though, it was a mostly down night for the broadcast nets. "Agents of SHIELD" and "The Goldbergs" dipped a little for ABC, but "Trophy Wife" rose slightly in viewers. All three CBS dramas were down. NBC aired a "Voice" recap special, whose lower ratings in turn brought "Chicago Fire" down some.

FOX had a couple of bright spots with "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "New Girl," both of which ticked up among adults 18-49. "Dads" was flat and "The Mindy Project" fell slightly.

CBS led by a wide margin in viewers, drawing 14.8 million people and a 9.3 rating/15 share in households. NBC (9.2 million, 5.9/9) was the best of the rest. ABC took third with 5.4 million viewers and a 3.4/5, followed by FOX (3.4 million, 2.1/3) and The CW (2.2 million, 1.4/2).

NBC finished on top of the 18-49 demographic with a 2.7 rating, beating CBS' 2.4. ABC came in third with a 1.8. FOX scored a 1.6 and The CW a 1.0.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

"NCIS" (17.9 million viewers, 11.2/18 households)
NBC: "The Voice: Best of the Blinds" (10 million, 6.2/10)
ABC: "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (7.7 million, 4.7/8)
FOX: "Dads" (3.1 million, 2.0/3)/"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.4 million, 2.1/3)
The CW: "The Originals" (1.9 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: "Agents of SHIELD" and "The Voice" tied at 2.8

9 p.m.

"NCIS: Los Angeles" (14.8 million, 9.3/14)
NBC: "The Voice: Best of the Blinds" (10.4 million, 6.5/10)
ABC: "The Goldbergs" (5.7 million, 3.5/5)/"Trophy Wife" (4.7 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: "New Girl" (4 million, 2.5/4)/"The Mindy Project" (3 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: "Supernatural" season premiere (2.5 million, 1.6/2)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (3.1)

10 p.m.

"Person of Interest" (11.7 million, 7.4/12)
NBC: "Chicago Fire" (7.6 million, 4.9/8)
ABC: "Scandal" rerun (3.2 million, 2.1/4)

18-49 leader: "Chicago Fire" (2.2)

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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