The NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans crossover saw both shows reach season highs for CBS.
Starting off the night was NCIS Season 13 Episode 12, which delivered 18.7 million viewers and a 2.6 rating among 18-49. NCIS: New Orleans kept 17 million viewers and a 2.4 rating with the eye network.
Capping off the night for CBS, was Limitless, which got no benefit from the high flying NCIS duo. The show managed just 7.4 million viewers and a 1.4 rating.
And elsewhere around the dial:
- On NBC, Hollywood Game Night (4.4/1.2 rating) returned for Season 3 with low ratings. The Chicago Fire (7.4 million/1.8 rating) and Chicago Med (8.4 million/1.9 rating) crossover saw both shows tick down.
- On Fox, there were mixed results with their revamped comedy line-up. New Girl (3.4 million/1.4 rating) was in line with last January's winter premiere, but Grandfathered (3 million/1.0 rating), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2.7 million/1.2 rating) and The Grinder (2.1 million/0.8 rating) were all on the downside.
- On ABC, Fresh Off The Boat (3.6 million/0.8 rating) and The Muppets (2.1 million/0.6 rating) were both encores. A special airing of Shark Tank (4.3 million/1.2 rating) led into the premiere of Beyond The Tank (3.9 million/1.1 rating). ABC would be wise to just slot both shows on Friday permanently.
- And The CW continued its encores of The Flash (1.2 million/0.3 rating) and iZombie (0.7 million/0.2 rating).
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