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Tuesday Overnights: Clean Sweep for CBS

NBC the Network to Beat in Adults 18-49 Thanks to 'This is Us'

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 6.6/11, NBC: 4.4/ 8, ABC: 2.5/ 4, Fox: 1.8/ 3, CW: 1.1/ 2

Note: Change versus the year-ago evening is excluded due to the Winter Olympics airing.

Ratings Breakdown:
CBS scored a clean Tuesday household overnight sweep care of “NCIS” (#1 for the night: 8.6 rating/14 share at 8 p.m.), freshman “FBI” (6.3/10 at 9 p.m.) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (4.8/ 9 at 10 p.m.). But “This Is Us” (#2: 5.5/ 9 at 9 p.m.), which increased by 41 percent from “Ellen’s Game of Games” (#2: 3.9/ 9 at 8 p.m.), should be enough to lead NBC to victory in adults 18-49.

“New Amsterdam” capped off the night for NBC with a second-place 4.1/ 7, which was 52 percent above competing “The Rookie” on ABC (#3: 2.7/ 5).

Earlier in the evening on ABC, “American Housewife,” now the Tuesday 8 p.m. anchor, scored a 3.1/ 5 (#3), which is notably below recent time period occupant “The Conners.” And that has had a detrimental impact on lead-out “The Kids Are Alright” (#3: 2.4/ 4 at 8:30 p.m.).

Also on ABC was critically acclaimed “blackish” (#3: 2.4/ 4 at 9 p.m.) and waiting-to-be canceled “Splitting Up Together” (#3: 1.9/ 3 at 9:30 p.m.). Fox and The CW, meanwhile, were at typical Tuesday overnight levels as follows:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife”: 3.1/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS”: 8.5/14 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games”: 3.7/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon”: 2.5/ 4 (#4)
CW – “The Flash”: 1.4/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Kids Are Alright”: 2.4/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS”: 8.7/14 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games”: 4.0/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon”: 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “The Flash”: 1.3/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “black-ish”: 2.4/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “FBI”: 6.4/10 (#1)
NBC – “This Is Us”: 5.5/ 9 (#2)
Fox – “The Gifted”: 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Roswell, New Mexico”: 0.9/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Splitting Up Together”: 1.9/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “FBI”: 6.2/10 (#1)
NBC – “This Is Us”: 5.4/ 9 (#2)
Fox – “The Gifted”: 1.2/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Roswell, New Mexico”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Rookie”: 2.7/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 4.9/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “New Amsterdam”: 4.2/ 7 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Rookie”: 2.6/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 4.7/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “New Amsterdam”: 3.9/ 7 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. I really wish ABC had a strong sitcom as a lead-in for “The Kids Are Alright.” It’s not too often that American television has such a quality sitcom.

    • TKAA had a big lead-in and squandered it and the show is being rejected because it’s awful. It should get canned!