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Tuesday Overnights: NBC’s ‘This Is Us’ Closes Season with Best Performance in 4 Months

Newbies 'The Village' on NBC and 'Mental Samurai' on Fox Remain Lackluster

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 6.3/11, NBC: 4.3/ 7, ABC: 2.4/ 4, Fox: 1.8/ 3, CW: 0.4/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: +20, NBC: – 2, CBS: – 9, ABC: -41, CW: -56

Ratings Breakdown:
CBS topped this first Tuesday in the household overnights care of its combination of dramas “NCIS” (#1 for the night: 7.8 rating/13 share), “FBI” (#1t: 6.2/10) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (#1: 4.9/ 9). But the third season finale of NBC’s “This Is Us” (#1t: 6.2/10 at 9 p.m.) rose to its best overnight rating since November 27, 2018 and will easily top the evening in adults 18-49 (and all the key demo groups).

Despite the lead-in support, week three of NBC drama “The Village” only tied ABC’s “The Rookie” for the distant number two spot at 10 p.m. (each with a 3.1/ 6). Comparably, that was 49 percent below the 9:30 p.m. portion of “This Is Us” (6.1/10) and 24 percent below year-ago time period occupant “Chicago Med” (4.1/ 7).

Earlier in the evening on NBC was NBC’s reliable “Ellen’s Game of Games” at a second place 3.6/ 6 in the 8 p.m. hour.

Elsewhere, week three of Fox game show “Mental Samurai” dipped another tenth of a rating point, with a fourth-place 1.4/ 2 at 9 p.m. Comparably, that was 36 percent below lead-in “MasterChef Junior” (#3: 2.2/ 4 at 8 p.m.). ABC had nothing unusual to report with its pairing of sitcoms “black-ish” (#3: 2.1/ 4) and “Splitting Up Together” (#4: 1.8/ 3) from 9-10 p.m. And the remainder of the evening was repeats.

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#3t)
CBS – “NCIS”: 7.7/14 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games”: 3.4/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “MasterChef Junior”: 2.2/ 4 (#3t)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 2.0/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “NCIS”: 7.9/13 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games”: 3.7/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “MasterChef Junior”: 2.2/ 4 (#3)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “black-ish”: 2.1/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “FBI”: 6.3/11 (#1)
NBC – “This Is Us” (season finale): 6.2/10 (#2)
Fox – “Mental Samurai”: 1.4/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Roswell, New Mexico” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Splitting Up Together”: 1.8/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “FBI”: 6.1/10 (#1t)
NBC – “This Is Us”: 6.1/10 (#1t)
Fox – “Mental Samurai”: 1.4/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Roswell, New Mexico” (R): 0.3/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Rookie”: 3.1/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 4.9/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “The Village”: 3.2/ 6 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Rookie”: 3.0/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 4.7/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “The Village”: 2.9/ 6 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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