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NBC’s ‘This Is Us’ Rises to a Series High

'People's Icons' Left at the Starting Gate on ABC

TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 7.1/12, NBC: 6.4/11, ABC: 2.5/ 4, Fox: 1.5/ 2, CW: 1.5/ 2

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
CW: +150, CBS: +54, Fox: +15, ABC: no change, NBC: -22

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-Ratings Breakdown:
CBS topped this first Tuesday in March in the household overnights with its combination of “NCIS” (#1 for the night: 8.9 rating/14 share), “Bull” (#2: 6.6/11) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (#1: 5.9/10). But NBC’s “This Is Us,” which concludes its stellar first season next week, was the true story of note. “This Is Us” rose to a series-high 7.7/13 at 9 p.m., building by 15 percent from its prior high household overnight rating (6.7) and maintaining the lead-in support from “The Voice” (7#2: 7.3/12 at 8 p.m.). Comparably, “This Is Us” owns the Tuesday 9 p.m. ET hour in adults 18-49 (and all the key young adult demographics).

NBC capped off the evening with a Tuesday 10 p.m. telecast of “Chicago Justice” (#2: 4.2/ 8), which beat the debut of gushy “People Icons” on ABC (#3: 1.8/ 3) by a significant 133 percent.
Once again, ABC started the evening out respectively with warhorse “The Middle” (#3: 4.0/ 7 at 8 p.m.), followed by compatible – and certainly renewable – “American Housewife” at a 3.3/ 5 at 8:30 p.m. (#3). But “Fresh Off the Boat,” which is not the hit ABC would lead you to believe, slid to a 2.3/ 4 in the household overnights at 9 p.m. (#4), followed by expected-to-be canceled “The Real O’Neals” at a fourth-place 1.9/ 3 at 9:30 p.m.

Over at The CW, “The Flash” remains the net’s top-rated series at a fourth-place 1.9/ 3 at 8 p.m. And it led into recently relocated “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” at a 1.2/ 2 (#5) at 9 p.m.

Fox populated the evening with encore telecasts of “New Girl” and “The Mick” (1.9/ 3 each from 8-9 p.m.) into a 2.0/ 3 at 9 p.m. for soon-to-conclude “Bones.”

What follows are the household overnight results for Tuesday, March 7 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Middle”: 4.0/ 7 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS”: 8.8/15 (#1)
NBC – “The Voice”: 7.0/12 (#2)
Fox – “New Girl” (R): 1.0/ 2 (#5)
CW – “Arrow”: 1.9/ 3 (#4)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife”: 3.3/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS”: 8.9/14 (#1)
NBC – “The Voice”: 7.6/12 (#2)
Fox – “The Mick” (R): 1.0/ 2 (#5)
CW – “Arrow”: 1.9/ 3 (#4)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Fresh Off the Boat”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Bull”: 6.7/11 (#2)
NBC – “This Is Us”: 7.9/13 (#1)
Fox – “Bones”: 1.9/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The 100”: 1.2/ 2 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Real O’Neals”: 1.9/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “Bull”: 6.4/10 (#1)
NBC – “This Is Us”: 7.5/1 (#1)
Fox – “Bones”: 2.0/ 3 (#3)
CW – “The 100”: 1.1/ 2 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “People Icons” (series premiere): 1.8/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 5.9/10 (#1)
NBC – “Chicago Justice” (R): 4.4/ 8 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “People Icons” (series premiere): 1.7/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 5.7/11 (#1)
NBC – “Chicago Justice” (R): 4.0/ 8 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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    • From what I can find, on Tuesday (March 8th, 2016) NBC showed The Voice (Blind Auditions Part 4) from 8 – 10, and Little Big Shots from 10-11.

      NCIS was in reruns.

      • Thanks for the info!

        Maybe The Voice was stronger and Little Big Shots was almost assuredly stronger than CJ.