On a Tuesday when almost every broadcast program was on the decline (opposite both Dodgers/Mets baseball and a well-watched Democratic debate), NCIS: New Orleans drew 12.5 million total viewers and a 1.5 rating (per finals), down 13 percent and two tenths to series lows.
Opening CBS’ night, NCIS proper (16 mil/2.1) slipped 7 percent and a tenth. At 10 pm, Limitless (8 mil/1.4) was down 16 percent and two tenths.
Tuesday’s other ratings:
NBC | Best Time Ever christened its earlier time slot with 4.5 mil and a 1.2, down just a tenth from its previous, 10 o’clock airing. The Voice (10.1 mil/2.6) dropped sharply from its Monday telecast. Chicago Fire returned to 7.4 mil/1.8, down from its previous premiere (9.2 mil/2.6) but up 20 and 11 percent vs. its May finale.
ABC | The Muppets (4.3 mil/1.3) and Fresh Off the Boat (4 mil/1.4) each dropped more than 20 percent in the demo, while Agents of SHIELD (3.7 mil/1.4) slipped 12 percent.
FOX | Grandfathered (3.2 mil/1.0) slipped 19 percent and two tenths, The Grinder (2.5 mil/0.9) was down 22 percent and one tenth and Scream Queens (2.4 mil/1.0) fell 16 percent.
THE CW | The Flash (3.5 mil/1.4) matched its premiere, while iZombie (1.2 mil/0.5) slipped two tenths, tying its demo low.