Primetime Ratings: NBC Wins With ‘This Is Us’ Season Finale
NBC was top of the pops in Tuesday (March 13) ratings, riding the This Is Us season finale, which involved a wedding for Kate and Toby, to a 2.1 score in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and an 8 share.
CBS was runner-up at 1.2/5.
The Voice ticked up 5% to 2.2 on NBC while This Is Us grew 23% to 2.7. The premiere of Rise, about a high school drama club, did a 1.3.
For CBS, NCIS rated a flat 1.4 and Bull went up 9% to 1.2, then NCIS: New Orleans grew 11% to 1.0.
ABC rated a 0.9/4. The Middle was down a tenth of a point at 1.1 and Fresh Off the Boat a flat 0.9, then a pair of Black-ish episodes did a 0.9 and a 0.8; the last fresh Black-ish rated a 1.0. The premiere of drama For the People scored a 0.8.
The CW was at 0.6/2, with TheFlash at 0.7 and Black Lightning at 0.5, both dramas level with last week.
Fox did a 0.5/2. After a Lethal Weapon repeat, LA to Vegas rated a 0.7 and The Mick a 0.6, both comedies flat.
Univision rated a 0.5/2 and Telemundo a 0.4/2.
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.