Primetime Ratings: ‘This Is Us’ Grows, NBC Wins

NBC won the Tuesday broadcast ratings race on the strength of This Is Us, which posted a 2.6 rating, up 13% from its most recent airing. NBC averaged a 2.0 rating on the night in viewers 18-49, per Nielsen’s overnight ratings, and a 7 share. ABC and CBS both scored a 1.5/5, then Fox at 0.8/3 and The CW at 0.7/2. 

The Voice kicked things off for NBC at 2.1; it drew a 2.3 Monday night. Chicago Fire did a flat 1.5. 

On ABC, The Middle grew 14% to 1.6 while American Housewife ticked up 7% to 1.6, and Fresh Off the Boat leapt 18% to 1.3. The Real O’Neals jumped 38% to 1.1 before a David Blaine magic special scored a respectable 1.6. 

On CBS, NCIS did a 1.7, flat with its last airing in late October, and Bull a flat 1.5, before NCIS: New Orleans’ 1.2, down 8%.  

Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine scored a 0.9 and New Girl a 0.9, both flat with their last airing, as was Scream Queens at 0.6. 

The CW had The Flash at 1.2 and No Tomorrow at 0.3. Up against Election Day coverage a week before, the shows did a 0.4 and 0.2, respectively.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone is content director at B+C and Multichannel News. He joined B+C in 2005 and has covered network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television, including writing the "Local News Close-Up" market profiles. He also hosted the podcasts "Busted Pilot" and "Series Business." His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The L.A. Times, The Boston Globe and New York magazine.