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Tuesday Overnights: CBS Wins; NBC’s ‘This Is Us’ Loses Steam

Modest Start for 'Roswell, New Mexico' on The CW

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 6.4/11, NBC: 4.6/ 8, ABC: 3.0/ 5, Fox: 1.8/ 3, CW: 1.2/ 2

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
CBS: +25, ABC: +15, NBC: -19, Fox: -31, CW: -33

Ratings Breakdown:
CBS topped this third Tuesday in January in the household overnights, but NBC is the network to beat in adults 18-49 (and all the key demo) thanks to “This Is Us.” Minus the lead-in support from “The Voice” (and following a six week absence), “This Is Us,” however, was below average at a 5.7 rating/9 share in the household overnights. Comparably, this was 16 percent below the 6.8/11 on the year-ago evening. And it led into a second-place 4.0/ 7 for “New Amsterdam” at 10 p.m., which trailed CBS’ competing “NCIS: Los Angeles” (#1: 4.9/ 9) by 18 percent.

“Ellen’s Game of Games” opened the evening for NBC with a third-place 3.9/ 7 in the 8 p.m. hour.

In series news, the reboot of “Roswell, New Mexico” on The CW debuted with a 1.1/ 2 (#5) in the household overnights at 9 p.m., which was 35 percent below the series premiere of “Black Lightning” on year earlier (1.7/ 3 on 1/16/18). Lead-in “The Flash” scored a 1.3/ 2 (#5), which dipped by 32 percent from one year earlier.

Elsewhere, “The Conners” on ABC (#3: 5.0/ 8 at 8 p.m.) remains a shoo-in for renewal, with a 22 percent household improvement from year-ago time period occupant “The Middle” (4.1/ 6 on 1/16/18). But slippage for freshman lead-out “The Kids Are Alright” (#3: 3.0/ 5 at 8:30 p.m.) wasa hefty 40 percent.

The remainder of the evening on ABC – “blackish” (#3: 2.5/ 4), “Splitting Up Together” (#3: 2.0/ 3) and “The Rookie” (#3: 2.9/ 5) from 9-11 p.m. – was on par with typical overnight levels.

On CBS, “NCIS” topped the night in the overnights, as usual, with an 8.1/13 at 8 p.m. That led into a 6.3/10 (#1) for “FBI” at 9 p.m. And Fox featured the low-rated combo of “Lethal Weapon” (#3: 2.4/ 4 at 8 p.m.) and “The Gifted” (#4: 1.4/ 2 at 9 p.m.).

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Tuesday, January 8 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Conners”: 5.0/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS”: 7.9/13 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games”: 3.7/ 6 (#3)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon”: 2.4/ 4 (#4)
CW – “The Flash”: 1.3/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Kids Are Alright”: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS”: 8.2/13 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games”: 4.2/ 7 (#3)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon”: 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “The Flash”: 1.3/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “black-ish”: 2.5/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “FBI”: 6.4/10 (#1)
NBC – “This Is Us”: 5.7/ 9 (#2)
Fox – “The Gifted”: 1.4/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Roswell, New Mexico” (series premiere): 1.1/ 2 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Splitting Up Together”: 2.0/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “FBI”: 6.2/10 (#1)
NBC – “This Is Us”: 5.7/ 9 (#2)
Fox – “The Gifted”: 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Roswell, New Mexico” (series premiere): 1.0/ 2 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Rookie”: 2.9/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 5.0/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “New Amsterdam”: 4.2/ 7 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Rookie”: 2.8/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 4.7/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “New Amsterdam”: 3.8/ 7 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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