9:37am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'This Is Us' Powers Tuesday Night
As most broadcast series continue to settle into their more modest live ratings, This Is Us was shed another 10 percent Tuesday night — though it still easily topped all other offerings.
The NBC drama averaged a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49. Combined with an even episode of The Voice (2.3 adults) and an unmoved episode of The Menendez Murders (1.1 adults), NBC delivered an easy nightly win in the key demo.
This Is Us is already having a huge year over on NBC. The premiere, which earned personal best ratings in its time slot, has already amassed 19.9 million viewers and a 6.5 rating among adults 18-49 in live-plus-seven day Nielsen returns.
Good news for CBS: its entire Tuesday lineup was unmoved from the previous week. NCIS led with an even 1.4 rating in the key demo, followed by Bull (1.2 adults) and a slightly lifted episode of NCIS: New Orleans (1.1 adults). ABC saw small dips for comedies The Middle (1.4 adults), Fresh off the Boat (1.1 adults), Black-ish (1.3 adults) and The Mayor (1.0 adults). Kevin (Probably) Saves the World also stumbled in its second outing, dipping to a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49. Fox had new episodes of Lethal Weapon (0.9 adults), The Mick (0.7 adults) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (0.7 adults).
The Flash returned to the CW, steady with its recent season finale but off some from its year-ago premiere. The drama earned a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49, before Legends of Tomorrow shifted into its latest time slot with a 0.6 rating.