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Tuesday Overnights: Minor Week-to-Week Erosion for ABC Newbies ‘Mixed-ish’ and ‘Emergence’

Clean Household Sweep for CBS; NBC the Network to Beat in Adults 18-49

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 6.4/11, NBC: 5.4/ 9, ABC: 3.0/ 5, Fox: 2.8/ 5, CW: 0.4/ 1

Percent Change From Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: +40, CBS: – 2, NBC: -13, ABC: -19, CW: -20

Ratings Breakdown:
It was a clean Tuesday overnight household sweep for CBS care of its established line-up of “NCIS” (#1 for the night: 8.3 rating/15 share at 8 p.m.), sophomore “FBI” (6.3/11 at 9 p.m.) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (4.7/ 9 at 10 p.m.). But NBC is the network to beat in adults 18-49 thanks to the 8-10 p.m. pairing of “The Voice” (#2: 6.4/11) and “This Is Us” (#2: 5.8/10).

At 10 p.m. on NBC was sophomore medicial drama “New Amsterdam” at a second-place 4.0/ 8, which bested week two of ABC drama “Emergence” (#3: 2.8/ 5) by 43 percent. Week-to-week, “Emergence” was down by 10 percent from its 3.1/ 6 debut.

Also in week two news was ABC sitcom “Mixed-ish” at a distant third-place 2.8/ 5 in the 9 p.m. half-hour, which was also down from premiere week by 10 percent. “Mixed-ish” led into parent series “Black-ish” at a 2.5/ 4 (#3t) at 9:30 p.m.).

Earlier in the evening on ABC were 8-9 p.m. sophomore sitcoms “The Conners” (#3: 4.5/ 8) and “Bless This Mess” (#4: 2.8/ 5). For more on “The Conners,” click here

Elsewhere, Fox made the wise decision to end “Empire” this season, which scored a modest 2.5/ 4 (#4) at 9 p.m. out of a 3.1/ 5 (#4) for medical drama “The Resident.” And The CW featured two episodes (including the season finale) of sci-fi drama “Pandora” as follows:

What follows is the overnight results for this first Tuesday of the new TV season by half-hour and by show:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Conners”: 4.3/ 8 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS”: 8.3/15 (#1)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.1/11 (#2)
Fox – “The Resident”: 3.1/ 5 (#4)
CW – “Pandora”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Bless This Mess”: 2.8/ 5 (#4)
CBS – “NCIS”: 8.4/14 (#1)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.6/11 (#2)
Fox – “The Resident”: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
CW – “Pandora”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Mixed-ish”: 2.8/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “FBI”: 6.3/11 (#1)
NBC – “This Is Us”: 6.0/10 (#2)
Fox – “Empire”: 2.5/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Pandora” (season finale): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Black-ish”: 5.5/ 9 (#2)
CBS – “FBI”: 6.3/11 (#1)
NBC – “This Is Us”: 5.5/ 9 (#2)
Fox – “Empire”: 2.4/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Pandora” (season finale): 0.3/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Emergence”: 2.9/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 4.8/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “New Amsterdam: 4.2/ 8 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Emergence”: 2.7/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 4.5/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “New Amsterdam: 3.8/ 8 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. After the second episode of Mixed-ish, I’ve decided to bail. It’s only fine, and given the list of programming I’d like to watch, I’m no longer going to accept “fine.” This should probably be the final season of black-ish as well, feels like its shelf life has expired.

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