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'Fresh Off the Boat' ratings sink

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Fresh Off the Boat is still very much afloat, but sank somewhat in the ratings for its second week. The buzz-heavy ABC freshman comedy about an Asian-American family fell to an average of 5.9 million viewers and a 1.7 rating across its two episodes Tuesday night. That’s down 29 percent from last week’s two-episode average.  

Still, that performance was enough to beat every other comedy across the Tuesday night apocalyptic sitcom ratings wasteland, including NBC’s Parks and Recreation (1.0 in the demo), Marry Me (0.8), About a Boy (0.8), Fox’s New Girl (1.3) and The Mindy Project (1.0).

The night was ruled by Tuesday’s usual kingpin, CBS’ NCIS (18.6 million viewers, 2.8). Also notable: ABC’s Agent Carter (4.2 million, 1.4) and Forever (4.6 million, 1.1) showed rare increases, up 8 and 22 percent, respectively. The CW’s The Flash (3.5 million, 1.4) climbed 8 percent this week. 

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