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supernatural s9 premiere ratings TV ratings: 'Supernatural' has a strong return on an otherwise down TuesdayFast National ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013

The season premiere of “Supernatural” on The CW scored solid ratings Tuesday night, beating its debut numbers from a year ago by a pretty significant margin. “The Originals” had its time-period debut and was on par with its premiere numbers from last week.

Otherwise, though, it was a mostly down night for the broadcast nets. “Agents of SHIELD” and “The Goldbergs” dipped a little for ABC, but “Trophy Wife” rose slightly in viewers. All three CBS dramas were down. NBC aired a “Voice” recap special, whose lower ratings in turn brought “Chicago Fire” down some.

FOX had a couple of bright spots with “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “New Girl,” both of which ticked up among adults 18-49. “Dads” was flat and “The Mindy Project” fell slightly.

CBS led by a wide margin in viewers, drawing 14.8 million people and a 9.3 rating/15 share in households. NBC (9.2 million, 5.9/9) was the best of the rest. ABC took third with 5.4 million viewers and a 3.4/5, followed by FOX (3.4 million, 2.1/3) and The CW (2.2 million, 1.4/2).

NBC finished on top of the 18-49 demographic with a 2.7 rating, beating CBS’ 2.4. ABC came in third with a 1.8. FOX scored a 1.6 and The CW a 1.0.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS” (17.9 million viewers, 11.2/18 households)
NBC: “The Voice: Best of the Blinds” (10 million, 6.2/10)
ABC: “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” (7.7 million, 4.7/8)
FOX: “Dads” (3.1 million, 2.0/3)/”Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (3.4 million, 2.1/3)
The CW: “The Originals” (1.9 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: “Agents of SHIELD” and “The Voice” tied at 2.8

9 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (14.8 million, 9.3/14)
NBC: “The Voice: Best of the Blinds” (10.4 million, 6.5/10)
ABC: “The Goldbergs” (5.7 million, 3.5/5)/”Trophy Wife” (4.7 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: “New Girl” (4 million, 2.5/4)/”The Mindy Project” (3 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: “Supernatural” season premiere (2.5 million, 1.6/2)

18-49 leader: “The Voice” (3.1)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Person of Interest” (11.7 million, 7.4/12)
NBC: “Chicago Fire” (7.6 million, 4.9/8)
ABC: “Scandal” rerun (3.2 million, 2.1/4)

18-49 leader: “Chicago Fire” (2.2)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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