You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

TV Ratings: ‘The Voice’ Wins, ‘Trial & Error’ Slips

Variety logo Variety 3/22/2017 Oriana Schwindt
© Provided by Variety

Two networks mostly in repeats made for a quiet, predictable evening in Nielsen’s preliminary fast national ratings.

NBC’s mockumentary series “Trial & Error” took its place in the 9 p.m. slot and slid from its premiere last week. The first episode of a double header drew a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic and brought in an average audience of 5.39 million; the second came in at a 1.1 demo rating and 4.36 million. (Last week’s post-“This Is Us” double header started with a 1.4 and ended with a 1.0.) “The Voice” led into the comedy with a 2.2 in the demo and 10.69 million viewers, down a few ticks in the demo from the same night last year. “Chicago Fire” brought in a 1.5 in the demo and 7.1 million viewers.

On Fox, “New Girl” weighed in with a 0.8 in the demo and 1.98 million viewers on the whole. “The Mick” also notched a 0.8, and attracted an audience of 2.23 million. And the penultimate episode of “Bones” brought in a 0.8 demo rating and 3.54 million viewers.

The CW’s two-part DC musical crossover ended with Tuesday’s “The Flash,” which drew a 0.9 demo rating and 2.65 million viewers. “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” came in with a 0.6 and 1.76 million.

CBS and ABC were both in repeats for the night, with the exception of ABC’s “People Icons” at 10 p.m., which drew a 0.7 in the demo and 3.18 million viewers.

As a reminder, daily ratings fluctuations tend to amount to mere quantum foam, and many of these series will see lifts of 50% or more once viewing within three and seven days is counted. However, most of those gains won’t translate to the ratings guarantees networks make advertisers.


More from Variety

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon