Ratings: ‘The Muppets’ falls despite semi-reboot; ‘The Flash’ steady; ‘iZombie’ rises

With CBS in repeats on Tuesday night, this was a chance for some other networks to take advantage and post some bigger ratings. Unfortunately for them, only a small handful of them did.

The winners – For all of those hoping to have something to celebrate on Fox Tuesday night for a change (it’s rare), “New Girl” (1.4) and “Grandfathered” (1.0) both rose in the 18-49 demographic. This still does not really answer our question regarding just how Fox is trying to make something happen here that clearly is not really going anywhere. It hasn’t for years, and instead we’ve just seen many shows drop.

Over on The CW, there was good news all around as “The Flash” kept its super-impressive 1.4 from last week while “iZombie” rose, at least for now, to a 0.6. (It does at times drop in the finals.) Then again, we thought “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” would fall from its 0.4 and it didn’t. Here’s a fun thing to think about: If “The Flash” adjusts up in the finals, it could tie “Supergirl” over on CBS in the demo. Who would’ve thought that before the season?

The losers – It was a tough night for the relaunch of “The Muppets.” Despite having a show that was far and away better than anything that aired on ABC in the fall, the show plummeted down to a 0.8 rating in its new 8:30 timeslot. Sometimes we see examples of shows that just cannot recover from rough starts, and we just feel like many of the people who bailed on the show in the fall just aren’t interested in coming back. It’s a shame.

Meanwhile, “Agent Carter” (0.8) and “The Grinder” (0.6) continued to sink, despite both of them being good shows in their own right.

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