Primetime Ratings: ‘This Is Us’ Down But NBC Still Prevails
NBC won the Tuesday ratings race, with This Is Us leading to a 1.2 for the network in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 5 share. That topped the 0.9/4 that CBS got.
Ellen’s Game of Games got a flat 1.2 on NBC and This Is Us, depicting Randall and Beth’s first date decades before and their struggles today, down 11% at 1.6. The season finale airs next week. The Village rated a 0.7, off 22% from its premiere.
On CBS, it was NCIS at a level 1.1 and FBI down 10% at 0.9. NCIS: New Orleans got a flat 0.7.
ABC and Fox both got a 0.7/3. On ABC, American Housewife posted a 0.8 and The Kids Are Alright a 0.6. Black-ish got a 0.6 and Splitting Up Together a 0.6, all four comedies flat with last week. The Rookie grew 17% for a 0.7.
On Fox, MasterChef Junior did a 0.7 and Mental Samurai a 0.6, both down a tenth of a point.
Telemundo and Univision both rated a 0.4/2.
The CW got a 0.2/1. A Flash repeat led into Roswell, New Mexico, down 33% at 0.2.
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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.