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Tuesday Overnights: CBS Wins; NBC the Net to Beat in Adults 18-49

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 6.8/12, NBC: 6.2/11, Fox: 2.3/ 4, ABC: 2.0/ 3, CW: 1.5/ 2

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
CBS: +55, Fox: +21, CW: +15, NBC: +11, ABC: -35
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-Ratings Breakdown:
CBS led this final Tuesday in the household overnights care of its solid combination of “NCIS” (#1 for the night: 8.0 rating/13 share at 8 p.m.), “Bull” (#1t: 6.9/11 at 9 p.m.) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (#1: 5.4/10 at 10 p.m.). “If it ain’t broke, you don’t need to fix it,” so chances are this Tuesday line-up will remain intact on the Eye net next season. But NBC is the network to beat in for the night adults 18-49 (and all the key young adult demo groups) care of its pairing of “The Voice” (#2: 7.0/11), “This Is Us” (#1t: 6.9/11) and “Chicago Med” (#2: 4.8/ 9). Comparably, this was the highest-rated Tuesday telecast of “The Voice” since Oct. 10, 2017, and it bested the prior cycle’s finale (6.7 household rating on Dec. 19) by 4 percent.

Elsewhere, Fox finished in the distant No. 3 spot care of “Lethal Weapon” (#4: 3.0/ 5 at 8 p.m.) and 9-10 p.m. sitcoms “L.A. to Vegas” (#4: 1.7/ 3) and sophomore “The Mick” (#4: 1.4/ 2), which just do not resonate in the household overnights. ABC, which will get a Tuesday boost once the revival of “Roseanne” arrives on March 27, had nothing unusual to report with its line-up of “The Middle” (#3: 3.6/ 6), “Fresh Off the Boat” (#4: 2.2/ 4), repeats of “black-ish” (#3: 1.8/ 3) and “Modern Family” (#4: 1.4/ 2), and struggling freshman entry “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” (#3: 1.5/ 3). And retention for recent CW entry “Black Lightning” (#5: 1.3/ 2 at 9 p.m.), which is a shoo-in to return next season, was a solid 81 percent out of “The Flash” (#5: 1.6/ 3 at 8 p.m.).

What follows are the household overnight results for Tuesday, February 28 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Middle”: 3.6/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS”: 8.0/13 (#1)
NBC – The Voice”: 6.7/11 (#2)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon”: 3.1/ 5 (#4)
CW – “The Flash”: 1.7/ 3 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Fresh Off the Boat”: 2.2/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “NCIS”: 8.1/13 (#1)
NBC – The Voice”: 7.3/12 (#2)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon”: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
CW – “The Flash”: 1.6/ 3 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “black-ish” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Bull”: 6.9/11 (#2)
NBC – This is Us”: 7.1/11 (#1)
Fox – “LA to Vegas”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Black Lightning”: 1.3/ 2 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 1.5/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “Bull”: 6.7/11 (#2)
NBC – This is Us”: 7.0/11 (#1)
Fox – “The Mick”: 1.4/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Black Lightning”: 1.3/ 2 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World”: 1.6/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: Orleans”: 5.6/10 (#1)
NBC – “Chicago Med”: 5.0/ 9 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World”: 1.5/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: Orleans”: 5.5/10 (#1)
NBC – “Chicago Med”: 4.7/ 9 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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