Ratings: ‘Lethal Weapon’ Slips in Season 3 Finale

NBC easily wins demo with “The Voice” Tuesday premiere, “World of Dance” Season 3 start

Last Updated: February 27, 2019 @ 8:53 AM

Fox’s “Lethal Weapon” slipped with its Season 3 finale on Wednesday, both week to week and year to year . NBC won primetime among adults 18-49 with “The Voice” and its Season 3 “World of Dance” premiere.

CBS topped another Tuesday in total viewers with “NCIS” leading the way.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.6 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 7.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned a 2.0/9 and 10.6 million viewers. From 9 to 11, the “World of Dance” premiere posted a 1.4/6 and 6.3 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.0/4 and first in viewers with 9.4 million. “NCIS” at 8 put up a 1.2/5 and 11.7 million viewers. At 9, “FBI” landed a 0.9/4 and 9.5 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 10 received a 0.8/4 and 7.2 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 3.5 million. “American Housewife” at 8 had a 1.0/5 and 4.4 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Kids Are Alright” got a 0.8/3 and 3.3 million viewers. “Black-ish” at 9 received a 0.8/3 and 3.1 million viewers. At 9:30, “Splitting Up Together” finished off the sitcom block with a 0.6/3 and 2.5 million viewers. “The Rookie” at 10 ended actual primetime to a 0.6/3 and 3.9 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/3 and in viewers with 2.4 million. The “Lethal Weapon” Season 3 finale at 8 had a 0.7/3 and 3.1 million viewers. The “Gifted” season finale at 9 got a 0.5/2 and 1.7 million viewers.

The future of “Lethal Weapon” remains a question mark, though. After the exit of his former co-star Clayne Crawford (who played Martin Riggs) following Season 2, due to bad on-set behavior, Damon Wayans (Roger Murtaugh) said last October he was leaving the Warner Bros Television-produced show too, come December.

A network insider told TheWrap the concerns Wayans expressed in that October interview have been addressed with showrunner Matt Miller, who “took care of them” and things are moving forward, with no word of any on-set drama since.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.4/2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.3 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.2 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 821,000. Following a rerun, “Roswell, New Mexico” at 9 managed a 0.2/1 and 977,000 viewers.