9:49am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'This Is Us' Holds Strong Before Holiday Weekend
NBC's This Is Us lost a little steam on Tuesday, but it managed to hold remarkably strong on the Tuesday night before Thanksgiving.
The drama topped all other broadcast (and cable) offerings for the evening with a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49, off two-tenths of a point from the prior week. With a dipping episode of The Voice (1.8 adults) and a dead even Chicago Fire (1.5 adults) on either side, NBC walked away with an easy Tuesday victory in the key demo.
ABC put up a solid fight with the season finale of Dancing With the Stars. Up a skosh from the prior season finale, the two-hour block fetched a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49. That gave it the same score as The Voice in the key demo. The network also had steady episodes of The Middle (1.6 adults) and American Housewife (1.4 adults).
NCIS was the night's lone show to improve before the holiday weekend. The CBS drama was up to a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49, followed by even episodes of Bull (1.5 adults) and NCIS: New Orleans (1.2 adults).
Linear returns for Fox's comedy-centric Tuesday remain lackluster. Live-plus-same-day scores have Brooklyn Nine-Nine (0.9 adults) even, but New Girl (0.8 adults) and Scream Queens (0.5 adults) both down.
The CW had even episodes of The Flash (1.1 adults) and No Tomorrow (0.3 adults).