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Tuesday Ratings Scorecard: CBS and ABC Split Leadership; ‘The Conners’ Tops the ABC Sitcom Quartet

ABC's 'Mixed-ish' Featured a Reunion' from the Cast of 'Girlfriends'

What follows are the fast affiliate rating results for Tuesday, October 8, 2019. These results are time period based and are subject to change:


Total Viewers:
CBS: 8.78 million, NBC: 6.99, ABC: 3.70, Fox: 3.24, CW: 1.37

Adults 18-49:
NBC: 1.3 rating/6 share, CBS: 0.9/ 4, Fox: 0.8/ 4, ABC: 0.7/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 2

Key Observations:
-“The Conners” remains ABC’s highest rated sitcom.

-ABC’s “Black-ish” featured a reunion of the cast from former UPN sitcom “Girlfriends.”

-“NCIS” on CBS and NBC’s “The Voice” continue to share dominance in the Tuesday 8 p.m. hour.

-The season premiere of “The Flash” on The CW did not disappoint (nor did an encore of the pilot episode of “Batwoman” immediately following).

-Dick Wolf’s “FBI” has years of shelf life ahead on CBS.

-NBC’s “This Is Us” has rebounded from the stranger-populated season opening episode two weeks ago. The ratings remain rock solid.

-Fox was wise to end “Empire” this season.

-Fox medical drama “The Resident” pales in comparison to “9-1-1” in the Monday 8 p.m. lead-off spot.

-ABC’s freshman “Emergence” remains a distant third at 10 p.m. behind “NCIS: New Orleans” on CBS and NBC’s sophomore “New Amsterdam.”


What follows are the results by network and half-hour for Tuesday, October 8:

8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Conners
Viewers: 5.65 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 6 (#2t)

CBS – NCIS
Viewers: 11.07 million (#1), A18-49: 1.1/ 6 (#2t)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 8.06 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 7 (#1)

Fox – The Resident
Viewers: 3.61 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 4 (#4)

CW – The Flash (season premiere)
Viewers: 1.69 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#5)


8:30 p.m.

ABC – Bless This Mess
Viewers: 3.86 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 4 (#3)

CBS – NCIS
Viewers: 10.89 million (#1), A18-49: 1.1/ 5/ (#2)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 8.88 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 8 (#1)

Fox – The Resident
Viewers: 3.60 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 4 (#4)

CW – The Flash (season premiere)
Viewers: 1.57 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#5)


9:00 p.m.

ABC – Mixed-Ish
Viewers: 3.44 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

CBS – FBI
Viewers: 8.87 million (#1), A18-49: 0.8/ 4 (#2t)

NBC – This Is Us
Viewers: 7.56 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 8 (#1)

Fox – Empire
Viewers: 2.87 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 4 (#2t)

CW – Batwoman (R)
Viewers: 1.11 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#5)


9:30 p.m.

ABC – Black-ish (“Girlfriends” reunion)
Viewers: 3.04 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

CBS – FBI
Viewers: 8.38 million (#1), A18-49: 0.8/ 4 (#2t)

NBC – This Is Us
Viewers: 6.92 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 7 (#1)

Fox – Empire
Viewers: 2.88 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 4 (#2t)

CW – Batwoman (R)
Viewers: 1.09 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)


10:00 p.m.

ABC – Emergence
Viewers: 3.23 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 3 (#3)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 6.91 million (#1), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2)

NBC – New Amsterdam
Viewers: 5.58 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#1)


10:30 p.m.

ABC – Emergence
Viewers: 2.95 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2t)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans
Viewers: 6.58 million (#1), A18-49: 0.7/ 4 (#2t)

NBC – New Amsterdam
Viewers: 5.05 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 4 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. FROM NBC

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    Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
    NBC TAKES TUESDAY WITH “THIS IS US” & “THE VOICE” FINISHING #1-2 FOR THE NIGHT

    “THIS IS US” TOWERS OVER THE 9 P.M. COMPETITION IN 18-49 WITH A +100% MARGIN OF VICTORY

    L+7: “THIS IS US” HAS SCORED PREMIERE WEEK’S #1 BIGGEST L+7 LIFT IN 18-49, GROWING BY +1.5 RATING POINTS ALL THE WAY TO A 3.35

    L+3: WEEKS 1 & 2 OF “THIS IS US” HAVE GENERATED TELEVISION’S TWO BIGGEST 18-49 GAIN IN L+3 DELAYED VIEWING FOR THE NEW SEASON TO DATE

    LAST SEASON, “NEW AMSTERDAM” REACHED MORE THAN 58 MILLION VIEWERS.

    THIS WEEK’S “THE VOICE” MAINTAINS 100% OF LAST WEEK’S FAST-AFFIL 1.5 IN 18-49

    “NEW AMSTERDAM” RETAINS 100% OF ITS WINNING RATING IN 18-49, IS CURRENTLY GROWING WEEK TO WEEK IN TOTAL VIEWERS

    NBC wins the night in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, adults 18-34 and all other key demos (including a tie in men 25-54), with “This Is Us” and “The Voice” the #1-2 shows of the night in adults 18-49.

  2. FROM CBS
    CBS Tuesday Live + Same Day Highlights

    “NCIS” WINS HOUR AND BEATS “THE VOICE” BY +30%;

    PROJECTED TO REACH OVER 14.8 MILLION IN LIVE + 7 DAY NUMBERS

    “FBI” BEATS “THIS IS US” BY +1.4 MILLION VIEWERS;

    EXPECTED TO HIT 12.25 MILLION IN LIVE + 7 DAY PROJECTIONS

    “NCIS: NEW ORLEANS” WINS VIEWER CROWN AT 10 PM BY +1.4 MILLION

    PROJECTIONS INDICATE OVER 9.7 MILLION IN LIVE + 7 DAY VIEWING

    CBS IS MOST WATCHED NETWORK ON TUESDAY

    AND WINS BY ALMOST +1.8 MILLION VIEWERS

    NCIS won its hour by +30% (10.98m versus 8.42m) over “The Voice.” In live + 7 day projections (below), NCIS should reach over 14.8 million viewers.

    At 9:00 pm, FBI (8.63m) beat “This Is Us” on NBC by +1.4 million viewers (versus 7.24m, +19%). FBI is expected to hit 12.25 million viewers in live + 7 day viewing.

    At 10:00 pm, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS beat its nearest competition in viewers (6.74m versus 5.32m, +27%). In live + 7 day projections, NCIS: NOLA will end up reaching 9.7 million viewers.

    Last night CBS averaged 8.8 million viewers and was Tuesday’s most-watched network by +1.79 million viewers (+26%) over its nearest competitor (versus 6.99m).

  3. FROM THE CW
    The season six premiere of THE FLASH improved 6% over last year’s finale in viewers (1.627mil vs 1.533mil) and was flat in A18-34 (0.4 vs 0.4) and A18-49 (0.6 vs 0.6) .

    For THE FLASH please note that last year’s regularly schedule originals saw an average increase from LSD to L7 of 84% in total viewers, 85% in A18-34 and a 93% increase in A18-49.

    An encore of the BATWOMAN series debut averaged 1.1 million viewers.

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