masterchef jr s2 prem TV ratings: 'Masterchef Junior' opens well on an otherwise quiet election night

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014
The season premiere of “Masterchef Junior” Tuesday night posted the show’s best-ever adults 18-49 rating (1.8), improving on last year’s series debut (which aired on a Friday night). The solid start, combined with a bunch reruns and specials on election night, also helped “New Girl” and “The Mindy Project” grow week to week, with each comedy scoring its best numbers since their season premieres.
Elsewhere, it was a pretty quiet night. “The Voice” aired a clip show, and “Marry Me” and “About a Boy” were both down on NBC. “Selfie” also dipped a little on ABC. Election coverage on the big three networks at 10 o’clock didn’t draw a very big audience.
CBS averaged 9 million viewers and a 5.8 rating/9 share in households for the night, easily beating the 6.1 million and 3.9/6 for second-place NBC. FOX (4.1 million, 2.6/4) edged ABC (3.7 million, 2.4/4) for third. The CW (1.6 million, 1.0/2) trailed.
FOX scored a win among adults 18-49 with a 1.6 rating, topping NBC’s 1.5. CBS took third with a 1.2, followed by ABC, 1.0, and The CW, 0.5.
Tuesday hour by hour:
8 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS: New Orleans” rerun (10 million viewers, 6.3/10 households)
NBC: “The Voice” clip show (9.5 million, 5.9/9)
FOX: “Masterchef Junior” season premiere (5.05 million, 3.1/5)
ABC: “Selfie” – two episodes (3.7 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: “The Flash” rerun (1.9 million, 1.2/2)
18-49 leader: “The Voice” (2.3)
9 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS” rerun (11.7 million, 7.6/12)
NBC: “Marry Me” (5 million, 3.2/5)/”About a Boy” (4.1 million, 2.7/4)
ABC: Special – “Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop” (3.85 million, 2.5/4)
FOX: “New Girl” (3.4 million, 2.2/3)/”The Mindy Project” (2.9 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: “A Very Special Supernatural Special” rerun (1.3 million, 0.8/1)
18-49 leader: “New Girl” (1.6)
10 p.m.

CBS: CBS News Election Night (5.4 million, 3.6/6)
NBC: News Special (4.3 million, 2.8/5)
ABC: “2014: Your Voice Your Vote” (3.5 million, 2.3/4)
18-49 leader: NBC News Special (1.0)
Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.
Posted by:Rick Porter