TV Ratings: 'Superman & Lois' Flies High in CW Debut

Superman and Lois Episodic
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The premiere of Superman & Lois on The CW delivered solid ratings, giving the network its biggest Tuesday audience in two years. NBC's Young Rock and Kenan, meanwhile, cooled in their second week.

Superman & Lois' 90-minute premiere drew 1.75 million viewers and a 0.37 rating among adults 18-49, giving The CW two consecutive strong series debuts (following that of Walker in January). The show also had the largest same-day audience for any of the network's DC Comics series since The Flash's "Crisis on Infinite Earths" episode in December 2019.  Coupled with a half-hour special that followed the premiere (1.24 million viewers), Superman & Lois gave The CW its most watched Tuesday night since Jan. 29, 2019.

At NBC, Young Rock (0.77 in adults 18-49, 3.61 million viewers) and Kenan (0.55, 2.76 million) both came down from their premieres last week — although they're above average for NBC's comedy offerings so far this season. This Is Us (0.97, 5.1 million) also edged down, but Nurses (0.34, 2.2 million) held steady.

ABC's To Tell the Truth (0.56 in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers), Black-ish (0.5, 2.54 million) and Mixed-ish (0.43, 2.11 million) declined some week to week. CBS and Fox aired reruns in primetime.

On cable, History's The Curse of Oak Island topped the 18-49 rankings with a 0.56 rating and finished third in total viewers behind The Rachel Maddow Show (3.33 million) and Tucker Carlson Tonight (3.3 million).

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