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Tuesday Overnights: Clean Sweep for CBS; NBC the Net to Beat in Adults 18-49

Respectable Week Two Showing for The CW's 'Black Lightning'

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 7.4/12, NBC: 5.2/ 9, Fox: 2.5/ 4, ABC: 1.9/ 3, CW: 1.6/ 3

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: +32, ABC: + 6, CW: no change, NBC: + 6, CBS: – 6

-Ratings Breakdown:
It was a clean household overnight sweep for CBS with its line-up of “NCIS” (#1 for the night: 9.1 rating/15 share at 8 p.m.), “Bull” (7.1/11 at 9 p.m.) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (6.0/11 at 10 p.m.). But NBC is still the network to beat in adults 18-49 thanks, in particular, to sophomore “This Is Us,” which scored a solid 6.5/10 in the household overnights in the 9 p.m. hour. Comparably, that increased from already renewed lead-in “Ellen’s Game of Games” (#2: 4.5/ 7 at 8 p.m.) by 44 percent.

At 10 p.m. on NBC was reliable “Chicago Med” at a second-place 4.5/ 8, which is also expected to win the time period in the key demo groups.

In week two news, “Black Lightning” on The CW scored a respectable 1.5/ 2 at 9 p.m., which was just 12 percent below its debut one week earlier (1.7/ 3 on Jan. 16) and it increased by 25 percent from year-ago time period occupant “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (1.2/ 2 on 1/24/17). “Black Lightning” also held a solid 88 percent of its “The Flash” lead-in (1.7/ 3 at 8 p.m.). In other words, get used to “Black Lightning.” It is here to stay.

Elsewhere, Fox scored a typical Tuesday in the household overnights care of “Lethal Weapon” (#5: 1.7/ 3 at 8 p.m.), recent sitcom entry “LA to Vegas” (#3t: 2.0/ 3 at 9 p.m.) and relocated “The Mick” (#4t: 1.5/ 2 at 9:30 p.m.). And ABC was in all repeats with its combination of comedies “The Middle” (#4: 2.7/ 4), “Fresh Off the Boat” (#4: 1.9/ 3), “black-ish” (##t: 2.0/ 3) and “Modern Family” (#3: 1.8/ 3), and a Tuesday 10 p.m. edition of “The Match Game” (#3: 1.6/ 3).

What follows are the household overnight results for Tuesday, January 23 half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Middle” (R): 2.7/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “NCIS”: 8.9/14 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games”: 4.3/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon”: 3.2/ 5 (#3)
CW – “The Flash”: 1.8/ 3 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Fresh Off the Boat” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “NCIS”: 9.2/15 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games”: 4.7/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon”: 3.2/ 5 (#4)
CW – “The Flash”: 1.7/ 3 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “black-ish” (R): 2.0/ 3 (#3t)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 7.1/11 (#1)
NBC – “This Is Us”: 6.7/11 (#2)
Fox – “LA to Vegas”: 2.0/ 3 (#3t)
CW – “Black Lightning”: 1.6/ 2 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 7.1/11 (#1)
NBC – “This Is Us”: 6.4/10 (#2)
Fox – “The Mick”: 1.5/ 2 (#4t)
CW – “Black Lightning”: 1.5/ 2 (#4t)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Match Game” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Bull”: 6.1/10 (#1)
NBC – “Chicago Med”: 4.6/ 8 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Match Game” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Bull”: 5.9/11 (#1)
NBC – “Chicago Med”: 4.4/ 8 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “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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