Ratings: The Voice Rises, Boosts Chicago Fire; S.H.I.E.L.D. Returns Down

Agents of SHIELD Season 2 Ratings

NBC’s The Voice on Tuesday drew 15.4 million total viewers and a 4.1 rating, rising 9 percent and two tenths week-to-week, with CBS in rerun mode.

The singing competition delivered its second-largest Tuesday audience ever, while matching its best Tuesday demo rating since October 2013.

Leading out of that (instead of About a Boy), Chicago Fire did 9.1 mil and a 2.2, surging 44 and 57 percent from its last fresh outing to a biggest-since-premiere audience and best rating since Sept. 30.

Elsewhere….

ABC | Fresh Off the Boat (6 mil/1.7) and Repeat After Me (4 mil/1.2) each ticked down a tenth. Agents of SHIELD returned to 4.5 mil/1.6, down 15 percent and a tenth from its winter finale (while improving on the Agent Carter finale’s 4 mil/1.3). Forever (4.4 mil/1.0) dropped a few eyeballs while flat in the demo.

FOX | Hell’s Kitchen (4.1 mil/1.4) ticked down from its fall premiere and was down 25 and 30 percent from its year-ago opener. New Girl (2.5 mil/1.3) slipped in audience while steady in the demo. Mindy Project (2.2 mil/1.0) dipped a tenth.

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