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Tuesday Overnights: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Fall Season-Ender Leads ABC to Victory

NBC's 'Chicago Med' Returns With Modest Results

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 6.3/11, NBC: 5.3/ 9, ABC: 5.2/ 9, Fox: 2.0/ 3, CW: 1.3/ 2

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: +82, NBC: no change, CW: – 7, CBS: -11, ABC: -19

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-Ratings Breakdown:
CBS topped this third Tuesday in November in the household overnights, as usual, with its combination of “NCIS” (#1 for the night: 8.0 rating/13 share at 8 p.m.), sophomore “Bull” (#3: 5.8/ 9 at 9 p.m.) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (#2: 5.1/ 9 at 10 p.m.). But ABC got a boost care of the two-hour fall season finale of “Dancing With the Stars” at a 6.1/10 from 9-11 p.m. While comparably that was 19 percent below the year-ago evening, it was also 118 percent above lead-in “Fresh Off the Boat” (#3: 2.8/ 5 at 8:30 p.m.). Congratulations to Tom Bergeron and company for another solid edition of “Dancing With the Stars.”

Earlier in the evening on ABC was another installment of the final season of underrated sitcom “The Middle” at a third-place 3.9/ 7 (#3) in the 8 p.m. half-hour.

In season-premiere news, NBC medical drama “Chicago Med” returned for season three with a third-place 3.9/ 7 in the 10 p.m. hour, which was on par with year-ago time period occupant “Chicago Fire” but down by 35 percent from the 9:30 p.m. portion of lead-in “This Is Us.” Overall, “This Is Us” led the 9 p.m. hour with a 6.2/10. When it comes time for Emmy consideration, this is the episode Chrissy Metz as Kate should submit.

At 8 p.m. on NBC was “The Voice” at a solid second-place 5.8/10 in the household overnights.

Elsewhere, Fox was at typical Tuesday overnight levels care of “Lethal Weapon” (#4: 2.8/ 5 at 8 p.m.) and sitcoms “The Mick” (#4: 1.5/ 3 at 9 p.m.) and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (#4: 1.2/ 2 at 9:30 p.m.). Upcoming comedy “LA to Vegas” debuts in the Tuesday 9 p.m. ET half-hour on Fox on Jan. 2 (into relocated “The Mick” at 9:30 p.m.).

The CW capped off the evening with its pairing of “The Flash” (#5: 1.6/ 3 at 8 p.m.) and “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (#5: 1.1/ 2 at 9 p.m.).

What follows are the household overnight results for Tuesday, November 21 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Middle”: 3.9/ 7 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS”: 7.9/13 (#1)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.7/10 (#2)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon”: 2.8/ 5 (#4)
CW – “The Flash”: 1.6/ 3 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Fresh Off the Boat”: 2.8/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS”: 8.1/13 (#1)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.0/10 (#2)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon”: 2.7/ 4 (#4)
CW – “The Flash”: 1.6/ 3 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars” (fall season finale): 6.1/10 (#2)
CBS – “Bull”: 5.8/ 9 (#3)
NBC – “This Is Us”: 6.3/10 (#1)
Fox – “The Mick”: 1.5/ 3 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow”: 1.1/ 2 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars” (fall season finale): 6.1/10 (#1)
CBS – “Bull”: 5.7/ 9 (#3)
NBC – “This Is Us”: 6.0/10 (#2)
Fox – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”: 1.2/ 2 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow”: 1.0/ 2 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars” (fall season finale): 6.1/ 9 (#1)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 5.2/ 9 (#2)
ABC – “Chicago Med” (season premiere): 4.1/ 7 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars” (fall season finale): 6.3/12 (#1)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 5.0/ 9 (#2)
ABC – “Chicago Med” (season premiere): 3.8/ 7 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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Written by 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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  • diego

    So glad Jordan and Lindsey WON!!!!!!