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Tuesday Overnights: Clean Sweep for CBS; ‘The Conners’ Solid on ABC

Tuesday Edition of 'Supergirl' Scores on The CW

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2018

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 6.3/11, NBC: 3.9/ 7, ABC: 3.3/ 6, CW: 1.4/ 2, Fox: 1.1/ 2

-Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
CW: +100, ABC: +37, CBS: – 9, NBC: -22, Fox: -50

Ratings Breakdown:
It was a clean household overnight sweep for CBS care of its combination of “NCIS” (#1 for the night: 8.0 rating/14 share at 9 p.m.), freshman “FBI” (5.9/10 at 9 p.m.) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (5.0/10 at 10 p.m.). Comparably, “NCIS: New Orleans” outdelivered competing “The Rookie” on ABC (#2: 3.2/ 6) and “Hollywood Game Night” on NBC (#3: 2.0/ 4) by 56 percent and 150 percent, respectively

On ABC, “The Conners” remains the network’s most-watched sitcom with a solid 5.0/ 8 (#3) in the 8 p.m. half-hour. Comparably, this was 32 percent above year-ago time period occupant “The Middle” (3.8/ 6 on 12/12/17). That led into “The Kids Are Alright” at a 3.1/ 5 (#3) at 8:30 p.m., which slipped by 38 percent. But this slice of life in the 1980s is worthy of a second season renewal based on the quality of the show alone. It is exceptional.

Next on ABC was sitcom “black-ish” (#3: 3.0/ 5 at 9 p.m.), followed by sophomore “Splitting Up Together” (#3: 2.3/ 4 at 9:30 p.m.), which is likely to be a casualty this spring.

On The CW, a Tuesday 8 p.m. ET edition of “Supergirl,” featuring the The Flash, Green Arrow and Superman crossover, was above average at a 1.8/ 3 in the household overnights. But lead-out “Black Lightning” dipped to a 0.9/ 2 in the 9 p.m. hour.

Fox was in repeats.

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Tuesday, December 11 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Conners”: 5.0/ 8 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS”: 7.9/14 (#1)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.7/10 (#2)
Fox – “The Gifted” (R): 1.4/ 2 (#5)
CW – “The Flash”: 1.8/ 3 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Kids Are Alright”: 3.1/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS”: 8.1/13 (#1)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.3/10 (#2)
Fox – “The Gifted”: 1.2/ 2 (#5)
CW – “The Flash”: 1.8/ 3 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “black-ish”: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “FBI”: 6.0/10 (#1)
NBC – “Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas”: 4.1/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon” (R): 1.0/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Black Lightning”: 0.9/ 2 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Splitting Up Together”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “FBI”: 5.8/10 (#1)
NBC – “Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas”: 3.6/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon”: 0.9. 2 (#5)
CW – “Black Lightning”: 1.0/ 2 (#4)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Rookie”: 3.3/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 5.0/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “Hollywood Game Night”: 2.1/ 4 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Rookie”: 3.1/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 4.9/10 (#1)
NBC – “Hollywood Game Night”: 1.8/ 4 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. “Anemic ratings” on ABC are the new normal. I guess now we know why Channing Dungey left. The decent ratings of old “Last Man Standing” on FOX without two of the previous leads must have really stung as ABC flounders with its lineup.

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