Primetime Ratings: CBS Wins on Super Bowl Special

CBS seized the Tuesday ratings crown, a two-hour Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials special rating a 2.1 in adults 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights. CBS posted a 1.7 rating and 6 share, ahead of NBC’s 1.5/5, Fox and CW’s 1.0/3 and ABC’s 0.9/3.

CBS had a repeat of NCIS leading out of the special.

NBC aired Hollywood Game Night at 1.1, down 8%, then Chicago Med at 1.6 and Chicago Fire at 1.8, both Dick Wolf shows flat with last week.

On Fox, New Girl rated a 1.4, up 17%, and Grandfathered a 1.0, up 11%, then Brooklyn Nine-Nine a flat 1.0 and The Grinder a lowly 0.6, down 14%.

CW featured The Flash at a flat 1.4 and iZombie at 0.6, up 17%.

On ABC, Fresh Off the Boat returned to a 1.4, up 17% from its last original airing, and The Muppets a 0.8, down a scary 27%. Marvel’s Agent Carter did a 0.8, down 11%, and What Would You Do? was flat at 0.7.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone is content director at B+C and Multichannel News. He joined B+C in 2005 and has covered network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television, including writing the "Local News Close-Up" market profiles. He also hosted the podcasts "Busted Pilot" and "Series Business." His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The L.A. Times, The Boston Globe and New York magazine.