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Primetime Ratings Tuesday: ABC Wins With ‘Lion King’

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ABC won the Tuesday prime ratings battle, with an airing of 2019 movie The Lion King leading the way. ABC got a 0.7 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 4 share. That beat NBC’s 0.6/4. 

Jon Favreau directed The Lion King. ABC’s prime ended with a news special on the Georgia senate elections at 0.4. 

NBC had the season starter for Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist at 0.5. This Is Us got a 1.0 and Nurses shot up 50% for a 0.3. 

CBS got a 0.5/3 and Fox a 0.4/3. CBS had repeated dramas. 

On Fox it was two-hour special Gordon Ramsay’s American Road Trip

Telemundo and Univision both rated a 0.3/2. Telemundo had El Domo del Dinero at a flat 0.2 and Todo Por Mi Hija down 25% for a 0.3, then Falsa Identidad at a level 0.3. 

Univision had Vencer El Desamor at 0.4 and Imperio de Mentiras at 0.3, both flat, then Dulce Ambicion down 33% for a 0.2.

The CW got a 0.1/1. World’s Funniest Animals got a 0.1 and a repeat of Masters of Illusion followed. 

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.