tv ratings tuesday april 1 ncis new orleans TV ratings: 'NCIS' New Orleans spinoff conclusion tops a lackluster TuesdayFast National ratings for Tuesday, April 1, 2014

It was not a great night for ratings in general Tuesday, as every show was down from its previous new episode.

The conclusion to the “NCIS” two-part episode that introduced the New Orleans-based spinoff did well for CBS, earning the top spot of the night, though it was down half a million viewers from last week.

Elsewhere, “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” returned from a two-week hiatus down slightly, while “The Mindy Project” returned from a two-month hiatus down over a million viewers. The NBC lineup was also down slightly across the board.

CBS came out on top in total viewers, earning an average of 14.5 million viewers and a 9.2 rating/15 share in households. NBC was second with 7.6 million and a 4.9/8, followed by ABC (3.8 million, 2.4/4), FOX (2.2 million, 1.5/2) and The CW (815,000, 0.6/1).

In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS also won with a 2.2, but NBC closed the gap here, earning a 2.0, followed by ABC (1.3), FOX (0.9) and The CW (0.3).

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS” (16.8 million viewers, 10.6/17 households)
NBC: “The Voice” (11.8 million, 7.4/11)
ABC: “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” (5.4 million, 3.3/5)
FOX: “Glee” (2.6 million, 1.7/3)
CW: “The Originals” rerun (688,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “The Voice” (3.0)

9 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (15.15 million, 9.5/15)
NBC: “About a Boy” (7.5 million, 4.8/7)/”Growing Up Fisher” (6.1 million, 4.0/6)
ABC: “The Goldbergs” (4.5 million, 2.6/4)/”Trophy Wife” (2.9 million, 1.8/3)
FOX: “The Mindy Project,” two episodes (1.9 million, 1.3/2)
CW: “The 100” rerun (942,000, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (2.4)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Person of Interest” (11.5 million, 7.4/12)
NBC: “Chicago Fire” rerun (4.3 million, 2.9/5)
ABC: “Resurrection” rerun (2.5 million, 1.7/2)

18-49 leader: “Person of Interest” (1.9)

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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