8:59am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'No Tomorrow' Wraps Freshman Run With Unknown Future
This Is Us was well-served by a lead-in from President Barack Obama's farewell address last week. And while the NBC drama came down from its same-day ratings highs this Tuesday, it still led the night by a healthy margin.
With an average 2.6 rating among adults 18-49, This Is Us was down by four-tenths of a point from last week's same-day series high — which, in turn, translated to a live-plus-three day series high. The drama, also averaging 9.5 million viewers, was sandwiched by dead even episodes of The Wall (1.6 adults — and renewed for an additional 20 episodes) and Chicago Fire (1.6 adults) — ensuring an NBC demo victory for the night.
CBS ranked a robust No. 2 among adults 18-49, with even outings of NCIS (1.9 adults), Bull (1.5 adults) and NCIS: New Orleans (1.2 adults). At 9 p.m,, NCIS topped all other telecasts for the night with 15.4 million viewers.
Agents of SHIELD went rather low on ABC. The drama shed two-tenths of a ratings point from the previous week, averaging a 0.6 among adults 18-49. It also pulled just 2 million viewers. That easily put it as the night's weakest offering from the Big Four — by both measures.
ABC's earlier sitcoms from the evening were dead even with their last originals, with The Middle (1.7 adults) and American Housewife (1.5 adults) both strong in the 8 p.m. hour. Fresh Off the Boat (1.1 adults) and The Real O'Neals (0.8 adults) were both down.
On Fox, New Girl (1.0 adults) and The Mick (1.1 adults) were steady with last week's live-plus-same day outings, as was Bones — which logged a 0.8 rating in the key demo.
No Tomorrow aired the final episode of its freshman order. The CW dramedy, which has yet to be renewed for a second season, brought in a 0.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 600,000 viewers. "The linear numbers are not where we want them to be," network boss Mark Pedowitz told reporters earlier in January.
Time-shifting has not aided the show very much. Season-to-date, its live-plus-seven day score is a modest 0.4 rating among adults 18-49 and 1.1 million viewers.