Ratings: ABC’s ‘The Mayor’ Loses Popular Vote in Premiere

Head-to-head competition from CBS’ “Bull” and NBC’s “This Is Us” more than double new sitcom’s overall audience size

“The Mayor” didn’t debut with a popular-vote victory last night — but what new sitcom (not named “Young Sheldon”) could possibly compete with “This Is Us”?

Still, ABC was able to finish second among adults 18-49 in Tuesday’s primetime averages. The network was a distant third in terms of total viewers. “The Mayor” was the Disney-owned broadcaster’s lowest-rated and least-watched comedy of the day part, but it brought in solid Nielsen numbers for the time slot. Stay tuned to see how that goes over the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, NBC was No. 1 for the evening in the main demo, while CBS claimed the most eyeballs overall.

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 8.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned a 2.2/9 and 10.2 million viewers. “This Is Us” at 9 scored a 3.1/11 and 10.9 million viewers. “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” at 10 had a 1.2/5 and 5.1 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.3/5 and third in viewers with 4.6 million. The 8 o’clock season premiere for the final run of “The Middle” got a 1.6/6 and 6.1 million viewers. At 8:30, the “Fresh Off the Boat” season premiere received a 1.3/5 and 4.5 million viewers. The “Black-ish” season premiere at 9 landed a 1.5/5 and 4.7 million viewers. At 9:30, “The Mayor” opened to a 1.2/4 and 4.1 million viewers. The debut of “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” kicked off to a 1.1/4 and 4.3 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.2/5, but first in viewers with 11 million. “NCIS” at 8 put up a 1.4/6 and 13.2 million viewers. At 9, “Bull” posted a 1.2/4 and 10.7 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 10 finished primetime to a 1.0/4 and 9.2 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in viewers with 3.1 million. “Lethal Weapon” at 8 had a 1.1/4 and 4 million viewers. At 9, “The Mick” got a 0.9/3 and 2.5 million viewers. At 9:30, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” received a 0.7/2 and 1.9 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 17 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 596,000. Following a rerun, “Machinima’s Chasing the Cup: Injustice” settled for a 0.1/0 and 405,000 viewers.