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'NCIS' ratings solid for Scott Bakula spin-off debut

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CBS gave NCIS fans a first look at its Louisiana-based-based spin-off Tuesday night. The Nielsen ratings show a small rise — up 4 percent — for part 1 of the implanted spin-off, which stars Scott Bakula leading a new crew of crime solvers. That’s good news for CBS. (It’s always disheartening when ratings go down when previewing a backdoor pilot.) The network will almost certainly look at fan reaction and next week’s numbers before deciding whether to move forward with a full series order .(Let us know what you thought and see the results of our poll.)

Also Tuesday:

— NBC’s The Voice topped the night despite dipping 8 percent to a season low. There was some slippage from NBC’s new comedies, too: About a Boy fell 5 percent and Growing Up Fisher dipped 6 percent.

— Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine ended its first-season run growing 18 percent from last week. (Here’s our take on the first season’s highs and lows.)

— ABC had mostly repeats (and hasn’t pulled Mind Games from the schedule … yet).

— Fox’s Glee was even, while New Girl was down — what’s happened to this show? A couple seasons ago, New Girl was one of TV’s better-rated comedies.

— This is interesting: A repeat of The CW’s The 100 pilot delivered a 67 percent higher 18-49 rating than the network’s original Monday block of Star-Crossed and The Tomorrow People.

Full chart:

NET/TIME/SHOW  18-49 rating total viewers (+000)
FOX 8-9P GLEE- 1.1 2,722
9:00P NEW GIRL- 1.2 2,481
9:30P BRKLYN 9-9- 1.3 2,591
ABC 8-9P MARVL-SHLD- R 0.7 2,749
9:00P GOLDBERGS- R 0.8 2,778
9:30P TROPHY WIF- R 0.6 2,038
10-11P MIND GAMES- 0.6 1,886
CBS 8-9P NCIS- 2.5 17,276
9-10P NCIS:LA- 2.4 15,478
10-11P PERSON-INT- 2.0 12,251
NBC 8-9P VOICE-TUE- 3.3 12,285
9:00P ABOUT-BOY- 2.0 7,796
9:30P GRWNG-FSHR- 1.7 6,437
10-11P CHCGO FIRE- R 1.0 4,015
CW 8-9P The 100- R 0.5 1,567
9-10P SUPRNATURAL- 0.9 2,111