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Tuesday Final Nationals: ‘This Is Us’ on NBC Reaches its Series-Best Tuesday Performance

The first Tuesday night of the 2017-18 TV season was much like how most Tuesdays have resulted in recent seasons: CBS tops in total viewers while NBC dominated all key demos.

On this night, NBC approximately averaged just 700,000 viewers less than CBS. The breakout demo hit of 2016-17, NBC’s “This Is Us”, began its second season with its best Tuesday ratings and viewer performance to-date.

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Tuesday, September 26, 2017
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.5/8 6834 0.8/4 1.2/5 1.6/5
8:00 Celebrity Family Feud (s) 263 92 3.9/7 6072 0.8/4 1.3/5 1.8/6
9:00 Dancing with the Stars (s) 263 92 4.8/9 7215 0.8/4 1.2/4 1.6/5
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 6.7/12 10708 0.7/4 1.3/5 2.0/6
8:00 NCIS (p) 255 92 8.2/14 13288 0.9/5 1.6/7 2.4/8
9:00 Bull (p) 255 92 6.3/11 10058 0.7/3 1.3/5 2.0/6
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans (p) 255 92 5.6/11 8779 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.6/5
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 6.2/11 10015 1.8/9 2.8/11 3.5/11
8:00 The Voice (p) 245 92 6.6/12 10934 1.8/10 2.7/11 3.5/11
9:00 This Is Us (p) 245 92 7.9/14 12936 2.6/13 3.9/14 4.9/14
10:01 Law & Order: True Crime: The Menendez Murders (p) 245 92 3.9/7 6061 1.0/5 1.6/7 2.1/7
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.1/4 3350 0.7/3 1.0/4 1.2/4
8:00 Lethal Weapon (p) 257 92 2.7/5 4369 0.7/4 1.2/5 1.5/5
9:00 The Mick (p) 257 92 1.6/3 2666 0.7/3 0.9/3 1.1/3
9:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (p) 257 92 1.2/2 1996 0.6/3 0.7/3 0.9/3
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.4/1 639 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
8:00 The Flash (r) 252 85 0.4/1 630 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
9:00 D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow (r) 252 85 0.4/1 649 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1526 0.5/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.0/2 1804 0.6/3
8:00 Enamorándome de Ramón 0.9/2 1648 0.5/2
9:00 Mi Marido Tiene Familia 1.1/2 1834 0.6/2
10:02 Hoy Voy a Cambiar 0.7/1 1072 0.4/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/0 519 0.2/1
7:00 Unidos Por Los Nuestros (s) 0.2/0 354 0.2/1
7:55 Fútbol Liga MX Guadalajara vs. Lobos (s) 0.3/1 578 0.3/1
10:00 Unidos Por Los Nuestros (s) 0.2/0 443 0.2/1
10:20 Fútbol Liga MX Pachuca vs. Cruz Azul (s) (thru 12:25 a.m.) 0.2/0 363 0.2/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1671 0.6/3 0.7/3
7:00 Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar 0.8/2 1348 0.3/2 0.3/2
8:00 Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio 0.8/1 1388 0.4/2 0.5/2
9:00 Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso 1.0/2 1700 0.6/3 0.7/2
10:00 El Señor de Los Cielos V 1.1/2 1923 0.8/4 0.9/3

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Tuesday 9/26/17

Celebrity Family Feud” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/5
Men 18-34: 0.6/4
Women 18-49: 1.5/6
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.1/5
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.6/5
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

NCIS” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.1/5
Men 18-34: 0.8/5
Women 18-49: 1.8/7
Men 18-49: 1.4/6

Bull” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.8/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.4/5
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

The Voice” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 2.3/11
Men 18-34: 1.3/8
Women 18-49: 3.5/13
Men 18-49: 1.9/8

This Is Us” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 3.5/15
Men 18-34: 1.7/9
Women 18-49: 5.3/18
Men 18-49: 2.4/10

Law & Order: True Crime: The Menendez Murders” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.3/6
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 2.1/8
Men 18-49: 1.1/5

Lethal Weapon” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.7/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/4
Women 18-49: 1.3/5
Men 18-49: 1.1/5

The Mick” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.6/2
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 0.7/2
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

American Horror Story: Cult” (FX)
1.30 household rating
2.126 million viewers
1.06 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 1.21
Men 18-34: 0.84
Women 18-49: 1.20
Men 18-49: 0.91

If Loving You Is Wrong” (OWN, 9 p.m.)
1.17 household rating
1.696 million viewers
0.44 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.37
Men 18-34: 0.15
Women 18-49: 0.62
Men 18-49: 0.27

Live+3 Days Ratings – Tuesday 9/26/17

VWRS = Viewers, in thousands; LBL = Telecast label designations, such as O (original), P (premiere), R (repeat), S (special), B (breakout, e.g. different start time or interrupted coverage), G (gapped)
Net Program LBL A1849
L+SD
A1849
L+3
L+3
Gain
VWRS
L+SD
VWRS
L+3
L+3
Gain
ABC CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD-9/26 S 1.31 1.44 10% 6073 6601 9%
ABC DANCING WITH THE STARS-9/26 S 1.17 1.48 26% 7217 8621 19%
CBS NCIS P 1.60 2.21 38% 13291 16297 23%
CBS BULL P 1.26 1.76 39% 10060 12990 29%
CBS NCIS: NEW ORLEANS P 1.01 1.51 50% 8780 11724 34%
NBC VOICE-TUE P 2.69 3.13 16% 10934 12616 15%
NBC THIS IS US P 3.90 5.68 46% 12938 17786 37%
NBC LAW & ORDER: TRUE CRIME P 1.64 2.25 37% 6061 7875 30%
FOX LETHAL WEAPON P 1.18 1.72 46% 4370 6370 46%
FOX THE MICK P 0.89 1.34 51% 2667 3719 39%
FOX BROOKLYN NINE-NINE P 0.73 1.20 63% 1963 2859 46%
CW THE FLASH R 0.19 0.19 3% 627 646 3%
CW DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW R 0.21 0.22 4% 649 685 6%

Cable Rankings – Tuesday 9/26/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Tuesday, September 26:

* Vwrs = Viewers in thousands; V-No. = Prime time rank in viewers; D-No. = Prime time rank in demo (adults 18-49)
V-No.* D-No.* Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
63 41 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 599 0.23
58 25 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:30 PM 30 626 0.28
35 18 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 820 0.36
31 16 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:30 PM 30 953 0.43
25 11 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1066 0.51
19 10 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1167 0.58
89 97 AMC MOVIE: TOMBSTONE AMC 8:00 PM 180 358 0.13
88 75 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: TYLER PERRY’S MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION BET 7:00 PM 180 363 0.16
93 68 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: THE WEDDING RINGER BET 10:00 PM 175 329 0.17
87 83 BELOW DECK BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 372 0.14
20 13 BELOW DECK BRAVO 9:00 PM 75 1163 0.45
54 49 VANDERPUMP:JAX & BRITTANY BRAVO 10:15 PM 30 656 0.21
92 55 TOSH.O CMDY 8:00 PM 30 342 0.20
85 55 TOSH.O CMDY 8:30 PM 30 382 0.20
80 55 TOSH.O CMDY 9:00 PM 30 401 0.20
76 44 TOSH.O CMDY 9:30 PM 30 420 0.22
55 20 TOSH.O CMDY 10:00 PM 30 654 0.34
73 44 JIM JEFFERIES SHOW CMDY 10:30 PM 30 497 0.22
97 83 BROKEN SKULL CHALLENGE 5 CMT 10:00 PM 60 278 0.14
75 75 SHARK TANK CNBC 9:00 PM 60 424 0.16
77 78 SHARK TANK CNBC 10:00 PM 60 418 0.15
23 41 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1097 0.23
26 34 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 1065 0.24
27 44 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1029 0.22
72 83 STREET JUSTICE: THE BRONX DISC 9:00 PM 61 514 0.14
56 68 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 651 0.17
39 75 RAVEN’S HOME DSNY 8:00 PM 30 766 0.16
41 83 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 10:00 PM 30 758 0.14
36 29 MLB POST SEASON IMPACT: CHICAGO CUBS @ ST. LOUIS (0.53 HH, 0.24 A18-34) ESPN 8:00 PM 244 792 0.26
44 34 CHOPPED JUNIOR FOOD 8:00 PM 60 739 0.24
67 55 CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 60 573 0.20
60 44 CHOPPED FOOD 10:00 PM 60 609 0.22
3 29 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2709 0.26
1 17 HANNITY FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 3892 0.37
5 34 FOX NEWS TONIGHT FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2322 0.24
64 34 FX MOVIE PRIME: IRON MAN 3 FX 7:00 PM 180 595 0.24
7 1 AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 10:00 PM 73 2126 1.06
98 78 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:30 PM 30 276 0.15
100 83 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:00 PM 30 256 0.14
68 83 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:00 PM 30 562 0.14
70 83 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:30 PM 30 537 0.14
84 83 THE MIDDLE HALL 9:00 PM 30 393 0.14
74 66 THE MIDDLE HALL 9:30 PM 30 487 0.18
69 55 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 550 0.20
66 49 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 583 0.21
32 29 FIXER UPPER HGTV 8:00 PM 60 929 0.26
24 23 FIXER UPPER HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1072 0.30
18 23 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1266 0.30
21 33 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1155 0.25
38 27 FORGED IN FIRE FL HIST 7:59 PM 7 782 0.27
34 22 FORGED IN FIRE AC HIST 8:06 PM 178 835 0.31
42 63 GRAVE MYSTERIES ID 8:00 PM 60 740 0.19
33 34 KILLER INSTINCT WITH CHRIS HANSEN ID 9:00 PM 60 923 0.24
30 29 GRAVE MYSTERIES ID 10:00 PM 60 963 0.26
13 49 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1773 0.21
2 19 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2736 0.35
6 34 LAST WORD W/ L. O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 2182 0.24
95 66 TEEN MOM II SSN8 MTV 8:00 PM 60 311 0.18
94 68 TEEN MOM II SSN8 MTV 9:00 PM 60 325 0.17
42 13 CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30 MTV 10:00 PM 61 740 0.45
45 49 FULL HOUSE NAN 8:00 PM 30 733 0.21
51 49 FULL HOUSE NAN 8:30 PM 30 671 0.21
57 49 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 631 0.21
61 55 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 605 0.20
71 55 FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 10:00 PM 30 521 0.20
65 34 FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 10:30 PM 30 593 0.24
47 83 PEPPA PIG NKJR 8:00 PM 30 712 0.14
40 83 PEPPA PIG NKJR 8:30 PM 30 762 0.14
46 78 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 714 0.15
52 83 PAW PATROL NKJR 9:30 PM 30 662 0.14
62 97 PAW PATROL NKJR 10:00 PM 27 604 0.13
52 83 IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 8:00 PM 60 662 0.14
15 15 IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 9:00 PM 60 1696 0.44
37 55 RELEASED OWN 10:00 PM 60 789 0.20
29 12 INK MASTER SPIKE 10:00 PM 90 996 0.46
16 7 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1652 0.62
10 5 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1852 0.67
8 3 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 2022 0.73
9 4 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 1942 0.69
11 6 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 1826 0.64
12 7 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 1813 0.62
59 97 LITTLE COUPLE: BIG UPDATES TLC 7:00 PM 120 622 0.13
17 41 LITTLE COUPLE TLC 9:00 PM 63 1275 0.23
22 27 7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS TLC 10:03 PM 63 1148 0.27
47 25 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: NOW YOU SEE ME TNT 8:00 PM 151 712 0.28
82 78 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: THE FAMILY TNT 10:31 PM 150 399 0.15
79 68 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:00 PM 30 415 0.17
83 63 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 398 0.19
78 44 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 416 0.22
86 63 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 377 0.19
90 68 ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRU 10:00 PM 30 353 0.17
50 97 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:00 PM 30 680 0.13
49 78 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:30 PM 30 711 0.15
99 83 UNIDOS PLN LIGA MX1 9/26: GUADALAJARA / LOBOS (0.15 HH, 0.13 A18-34) UDN 7:55 PM 125 275 0.14
4 2 WWE SMACKDOWN (1.52 HH, 0.68 A18-34) USA 8:00 PM 120 2542 0.82
14 7 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 10:00 PM 31 1711 0.62
28 20 ACCORDING TO CHRISLEY USA 10:31 PM 31 1018 0.34
91 68 HIP HOP SQUARES 1B VH1 8:30 PM 30 343 0.17
96 83 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD 4 VH1 9:00 PM 60 293 0.14
80 68 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD 5 VH1 10:00 PM 60 401 0.17

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Dear @SonOfTheBronx:disqus , hey old friend! Hope you are enjoying the new season. So far, it has been a great premiere week with a bunch of great surprises ratings wise. Sheldon and Good Doctor set the tone for a great season.

    I have two small requests for you (as usual eheh). First, will you be be doing the wonderful thing you were doing last year of publishing the unrounded L+SD and unrounded L3 for every day? That would be awesome.

    Second, do you think I could bother you with the unrounded L3 for shows that premiered before premiere week? I would love to keep them on my archive. They would be:
    – Orville 10th September
    – Orville 17th September
    – Gotham and Orville 21st September
    – Dancing with the Stars 18th September
    – The Good Place 20th September

    Thanks a lot!