NBC’s Chicago Med showed strong vitals in its debut, drawing 8.6 million total viewers and a 2.2 rating (per finals), leading all of Tuesday’s scripted series in the demo (in a tie with NCIS).
TVLine readers gave the ChiFi offshoot an average grade of “B+.”
Bookending the freshman drama, The Voice (11.1 mil/2.6) and Chicago Fire (8 mil/1.9) each were down a tenth.
Elsewhere in the ratings….
CBS | NCIS (16.6 mil/2.2) and Limitless (7.6 mil/1.4) each dipped one tenth, while New Orleans (12.9 mil/1.7) was steady.
THE CW | The Flash (3.5 mil/1.4) and iZombie (1.3 mil/0.5) each dipped a tenth.
FOX | Grandfathered (3 mil/1.0) and Scream Queens (2.4 mil/0.9) were steady, while The Grinder (2.4 mil/0.9) rose a tenth.
ABC | The Muppets (3.9 mil/1.2) and an exposition-gasmic S.H.I.E.L.D. (3.6 mil/1.3) were steady, while Fresh Off the Boat (3.9 mil/1.4) ticked up a tenth. A Shark Tank rerun (2.5 mil/0.7) improved on Wicked City‘s most recent numbers by 53 and 75 percent.