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Tuesday Overnights: ‘The Conners’ on ABC Concludes its Successful First Season

'This Is Us' Leads NBC to Victory

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2019

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 4.9/ 8, CBS: 4.4/ 7, ABC: 3.2/ 5, Fox: 1.7/ 3, CW: 1.2/ 2

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
ABC: +68, NBC: – 6, CW: -25, Fox: -32, CBS: -41

Ratings Breakdown:
ABC’s “The Conners” closed its first season with a solid 5.6 rating/9 share in the household overnights in the 8 p.m. half-hour, which solidifies its pending renewal. Comparably, this remained a double-digit percent improvement over year-ago time period occupant “The Middle.” Given the circumstances, kudos to all involved for keeping this fictional family alive…and well.

The obstacle on ABC Tuesday remains following “The Conners,” with the 8:30-10 p.m. sitcom rotation – “The Kids Are Alight” (#3: 3.2/ 5), “black-ish” (#3: 2.6/ 4) and sophomore “Splitting Up Together” (#3: 2.0/ 3) – all losing stream. Chances of a third season of “Splitting Up Together” seem nil.

At 10 p.m., ABC’s freshman “The Rookie” (2.9/ 5) remained the No. 3 option, trailing “NCIS: New Orleans” on CBS (#1: 4.7/ 8) and “New Amsterdam” on NBC (#2: 4.1/ 8) by 29 percent and 36 percent, respectively.

On CBS, night two of the new season of “Celebrity Big Brother” scored a third-place 3.5/ 6 in the 8 p.m. hour, which was certainly no “NCIS.” And it led into a solid (and second place) 5.2/ 9 for freshman “FBI” at 9 p.m., which proves that the Dick Wolf drama can stand on its own.

On NBC, “This Is Us” topped the night at a 6.0/10 in the household overnights at 9 p.m., building by 30 percent from just renewed “Elllen’s Game of Games” (#2: 4.6/ 8 at 8 p.m.).

In week two news, reboot drama “Roswell, New Mexico” slipped to a 1.0/ 2 at 9 p.m., which was nine percent below the 1.1/ 2 opener last week. Comparably, that was 27 percent below lead-in “The Flash” (#5: 1.5/ 2 at 8 p.m.).

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Tuesday, January 22 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Conners” (season finale): 5.6/ 9 (#1)
CBS – “Celebrity Big Brother”: 3.5/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games”: 4.3/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon” (R): 2.0/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Flash”: 1.5/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Kids Are Alright”: 3.2/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Celebrity Big Brother”: 3.4/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games”: 4.9/ 8 (#1)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Flash”: 1.5/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “black-ish”: 2.6/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “FBI”: 5.1/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “This Is Us”: 6.1/10 (#1)
Fox – “The Gifted”: 1.4/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Roswell, New Mexico”: 1.0/ 2 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Splitting Up Together”: 1.4/ 2 (#4)
CBS – “FBI”: 5.2/ 9 (#2)
NBC – “This Is Us”: 5.8/10 (#1)
Fox – “The Gifted”: 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Roswell, New Mexico”: 0.9/ 2 (35)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Rookie”: 2.9/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 4.6/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “New Amsterdam”: 4.3/ 8 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Rookie”: 2.8/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans”: 4.9/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “New Amsterdam”: 4.0/ 8 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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