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Tuesday Overnights: ‘FBI’ on CBS and ‘New Amsterdam’ on NBC Hold Up in Week 2

NBC is the Network to Beat in Adults 18-49

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2018

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 6.5/11, NBC: 6.2/10, ABC: 3.7/ 6, Fox: 2.0/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Week:

CW: +25, ABC: +12, NBC: + 3, Fox: – 9, CBS: -10,

Ratings Breakdown:
CBS topped the Tuesday household overnights, besting No. 2 NBC by three-tenths of a rating point. But NBC is a lock for victory in coveted adults 18-49.

In week two news, both “FBI” on CBS and “New Amsterdam” on NBC suffered typical overnight erosion, and both remain positive. “FBI” from Dick Wolf scored a second-place 6.3 rating/10 share in the household overnights in the 9 p.m. hour, which was six percent below the 6.7/11 one week earlier. Former time period occupant “Bull” scored a 7.0/11 on the year-ago evening, and the household retention for “FBI” out of lead-in “NCIS” (#1 for the night: 8.1/13 from 8-9 p.m.) was acceptable at 78 percent.

Medical drama “New “Amsterdam” slipped to a 5.3/ 9 in the 10 p.m. hour, which was 10 percent below its week-ago debut (5.9/11 on Sept. 28). Comparably, this was a marked improvement from the 3.2/ 6 for year-ago time period occupant “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers,” and the overnight household retention out of lead-in “This Is Us” (#1: 6.7/11 from 9-10 p.m.) was respectable at 79 percent.

Additionally, “New Amsterdam” tied “NCIS: New Orleans” on CBS in the hour, and will easily dominate the time period in adults 18-49 (and all the young demo groups). The moral of the story: Expect full season episode orders for both “FBI” and “New Amsterdam.”

Earlier in the evening on NBC was “The Voice” (#2: 6.6/11), which bested the first half of a two-hour edition of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” (#3: 4.7/ 8) by 40 percent. Overall, this Tuesday edition of “Dancing With the Stars” averaged a 4.6/ 7 from 8-10 p.m., and it led into a 2.1/ 4 for an encore telecast of the pilot episode of “A Million Little Things” at 10 p.m.

Elsewhere, “Lethal Weapon” on Fox (#4: 2.4/ 4) increased from relocated “The Gifted” (#4: 1.7/ 3 at 8 p.m.) by 36 percent. “The Gifted,” which owes its second season renewal to social media, is not resonating on Tuesday, no doubt. And The CW featured the series finale of drama “The Outpost” (#5: 0.5/ 1 at 9 p.m.) out of an also 0.5/ 1 for a repeat of “The Flash” at 8 p.m. Nest Tuesday will feature the season opening episodes of “The Flash” and sophomore “Black Lightning.”

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Tuesday, October 2 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 4.8/ 8 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS” (season premiere): 8.0/14 (#1)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.2/10 (#2)
Fox – “The Gifted”: 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 4.6/ 7 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS” (season premiere): 8.1/13 (#1)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.9/11 (#2)
Fox – “The Gifted”: 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 4.5/ 7 (#3)
CBS – “F.B.I.”: 6.4/10 (#2)
NBC – “This Is Us”: 6.9/11 (#1)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon”: 2.4/ 4 (#4)
CW – “The Outpost” (series finale): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 4.4/ 7 (#3)
CBS – “F.B.I.”: 6.2/10 (#2)
NBC – “This Is Us”: 6.5/11 (#1)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon”: 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “The Outpost” (series finale): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “A Million Little Things” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 5.4/ 9 (#2)
NBC – “New Amsterdam”: 5.5/ 9 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “A Million Little Things” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 5.2/10 (#1)
NBC – “New Amsterdam”: 5.0/ 9 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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