Tuesday TV ratings: New Amsterdam returns down, The Code debuts mixed [Apr. 9]

THE VILLAGE -- "Heart on Fire" Episode 104 -- Pictured: (l-r) Lorraine Toussaint as Patricia Davis, Michaela McManus as Sarah Campbell -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)
THE VILLAGE -- "Heart on Fire" Episode 104 -- Pictured: (l-r) Lorraine Toussaint as Patricia Davis, Michaela McManus as Sarah Campbell -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC) /

Apr. 9 saw the return of New Amsterdam after three weeks off. The Village shifted times and The Code premiered. Here’s how the shows fared in the Tuesday TV ratings this week.

There were plenty of changes to Tuesday’s scheduling on Apr. 9. The Code debuted in a special one-off timeslot (it will move to Mondays next week), while New Amsterdam returned and The Village moved to its new permanent timeslot for the season. Here’s how the shows fared in the Tuesday TV ratings this week.

The 8 p.m. slot saw the least disruption, starting with The Voice on NBC, NCIS on CBS, and all other regular programming during the hour, except The CW, where a rerun of The Flash aired.

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The Voice saw the biggest drop from the whole night, with the demo dropping by 35% and the total audience losing 29% from the previous Tuesday episode. The demo remained in the top spot across the night, but the total audience came in behind CBS’ NCIS and new legal military drama, The Code.

Speaking of CBS, NCIS lost 2% of its total audience, but still pulled in a respectable 11.6 million eyeballs. The demo remained steady at 1.1. MasterChef Junior saw the same results in terms of percentage drops, while ABC’s American Housewife lost 10% of its demo and 5% of its total audience.

The Kids Are Alright lost 3% in both metrics, dropping to a season low. The series is still waiting on a cancellation or renewal decision and this isn’t looking good, especially for the Tuesday night slot.

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In the 9 p.m. slot, all networks had new episodes of their shows. The only show to see a drop in metrics was Roswell, New Mexico on The CW, losing 9% of its demo and 10% of its total audience. After taking a break last week and The Flash not airing first, it could be a sign that the alien series isn’t strong enough on its own. It’s another show with a fate still in the air, but it is performing relatively well for a midseason series. There’s still some hope.

The Village aired a new episode in its new timeslot, taking over from This Is Us. Most shows see some movement in the ratings when switching timeslot, but this one didn’t. That’s a good thing, and this new hour could help the show stabilize.

Mental Samurai, black-ish, and Splitting Up Together all remained steady in the demo. They all each saw an upward tick in the total audience. The question is whether it will be enough for some.

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Meanwhile, The Code debuted strong in the audience metric, benefitting from its one-off position behind NCIS. It pulled in 8.17 million viewers and a 0.7 in the demo. The demo figures are disappointing, though. While the total audience was sixth out of all CBS shows, the demo ranked 22 out of 24. We’ll need a few weeks in its regular Monday night timeslot to see if this show (which has received criticism for what seems like lack of research) will be renewed.

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While the 9 p.m. slot was good, the final slot of the night saw downward ticks for all shows. New Amsterdam returned after three weeks off losing 27% in the demo and 22% in the total audience. This may have been because fans hadn’t realized it was back. It doesn’t matter now since the show has been renewed for another season, but fans want bragging rights!

NCIS: New Orleans took the top spot in the total audience for the timeslot, despite losing 6%. It was just behind New Amsterdam demo. Meanwhile, The Rookie continued to fall, losing 14% of its demo and 7% of its total audience. The show continues to remain on the bubble.

Check out the full Tuesday TV ratings to see how your favorite shows performed last night.

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