Ratings: ABC Tuesday Sitcoms All Slip From Premiere Week

NBC wins every half-hour in the key demo, CBS takes each among total viewers

Last Updated: October 19, 2016 @ 9:53 AM

ABC’s Tuesday sitcoms all slipped from last week, when they had returned for new season premieres or even debuted for the first time, in “American Housewife’s” case.

NBC and CBS split another Tuesday primetime, with the Peacock topping the key 18-49 demo and the Eye scooping up the most overall eyeballs.

Here’s something you don’t see every day: CW, Telemundo and Fox all tied in the main demo last night with a 0.7 rating. Plus, those three and Univision each rounded to a 1.7 million total viewer primetime average. In other words, Tuesdays are tight at the bottom.

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.2 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 9.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. posted a 2.4/9 and 10.3 million viewers. At 9, “This Is Us” earned a 2.6/9 and 9.6 million viewers. “Chicago Fire” at 10 put up a 1.7/6 and 7.4 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.5/5 and in viewers with 12.1 million. ‘NCIS” at 8 scored a 1.8/6 and 14.5 million viewers. “Bull” at 9 landed a 1.6/5 and 12.2 million viewers. At 10, “NCIS: New Orleans” received a 1.2/4 and 10 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.2/4 and in viewers with 4 million. “The Middle” at 8 had a 1.5/5 and 6 million viewers. At 8:30, “American Housewife” got a 1.6/6 and 5.7 million viewers. “Fresh Off the Boat” at 9 received a 1.3/4 and 4.1 million viewers. At 9:30, “The Real O’Neals” closed the comedy block to a 1.0/3 and 3.1 million viewers. “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” at 10 finished off primetime with a 0.8/3 and 2.6 million viewers.

CW, Telemundo and Fox tied for fourth in ratings. Fox had a 3 share, while CW and Telemundo got a 2. CW was fourth in total viewers with 1.742 million; Telemundo was sixth with 1.729 million; Fox was seventh with 1.719 million.

For CW, “The Flash” at 8 received a 1.0/4 and 2.6 million viewers. “No Tomorrow” at 9 managed a 0.3/1 and 854,000 viewers.

For Fox, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s” annual “Halloween Heist” episode at 8 had a 0.9/3 and 2 million viewers. At 8:30, “New Girl” got a 0.9/3 and 1.8 million viewers. “Scream Queens” at 9 settled for a 0.6/2 and 1.5 million viewers.

Univision was seventh in ratings with a 0.6/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.733 million.

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