Ratings: NBC’s ‘This Is Us’ Breaks Own Viewer Record vs CBS’s ‘NCIS’ Rerun

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NBC remains very thankful to its loyal viewers and a few more this week for an “NCIS” rerun and no “Dancing With the Stars” season finale to compete with. The No. 1 network’s “This Is Us” broke its own viewership record last night at 9 p.m., landing 10.6 million overall audience members.

At 8, CW’s “The Flash” scored its most eyeballs (4.1 million) in two years, thanks to its Tuesday turn at this week’s DC mega-crossover. That same hour, CBS aired “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” which actually beat “The Voice” in the key 18-49 demographic.

The CW finished fourth on the evening, topping Fox and the Spanish-language nets. It was a forgettable one for Fox, which tied for last place in the main demo and sat there on its own among total viewers.



NBC was first in ratings with a 2.1 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted demographic and in total viewers with an average of 9.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 posted a 1.9/7 and 10.6 million viewers. At 9, “This Is Us” earned a 2.7/9 and that same rounded audience total. “Chicago Fire” at 10 put up a 1.7/6 and 8 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.5/5 and in viewers with 8.5 million. The claymation special at 8 landed a 2.3/8 and 9.5 million viewers. Repeats followed.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.1/4 and in viewers with 4.1 million. “The Middle” at 8 had a 1.6/6 and 6.6 million viewers. At 8:30, “American Housewife” got a 1.4/5 and 5.6 million viewers. “Fresh Off the Boat” at 9 received a 1.2/4 and 4.2 million viewers. “The Real O’Neals” at 9:30 closed the sitcom block to a 1.0/3 and 3.3 million viewers. At 10, “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” managed a 0.8/3 and 2.5 million viewers.


The CW was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in viewers with 2.6 million. “The Flash” at 8 zoomed to a 1.5/5 and 4.1 million viewers. “No Tomorrow” at 9 settled for a 0.4/1 and 1.1 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and sixth in viewers with 1.8 million.

Univision and Fox tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.7/2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.9 million, Fox was seventh with 1.7 million.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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