Ratings: ‘NCIS’ Gains Opposite World Series Game 1

“This Is Us” stays strong

Game 1 of the World Series was Tuesday’s ratings winner, but couldn’t stop shows like “NCIS,” “Bull,” “This Is Us” and “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.” Each of them grew their audiences despite airing opposite Fox’s big game.

The World Series Game 1 appeared to be down from last year, according to preliminary Nielsen numbers. And though Fox won in the key 18-49 demographic, CBS appeared to beat it in total viewers. (If only the New York Yankees had made it in…)

Fox had a 2.9 rating/11 share in the 18-49 demo and an average of 10.9 million total viewers, according to preliminary numbers. Game 1 ran throughout primetime — and beyond. Numbers for live sporting events often change as more data rolls in.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.9/7 and third in viewers with 8.3 million. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.9/7 and 9.5 million viewers. At 9, “This Is Us” scored a 2.7/9 and 10.5 million viewers. “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” at 10 received a 1.1/4 and 4.8 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.2/4, but had 11.1 million total viewers. “NCIS” at 8 posted a 1.4/5 and 13.1 million viewers. At 9, “Bull” put up a 1.2/4 and 10.6 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 10 landed a 1.1/4 and 9.5 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in viewers with 3.8 million. “The Middle” at 8 had a 1.3/5 and 5.8 million viewers. At 8:30, “Fresh Off the Boat” got a 1.0/4 and 4.2 million viewers. “Black-ish” at 9 received a 1.1/4 and 4 million viewers. At 9:30, “The Mayor” managed a 0.8/3 and 3 million viewers. “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” at 10 finished primetime off to a 0.6/2 and 2.9 million viewers.

The CW and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.7/3. The CW was fifth in total viewers with 2 million, and Telemundo was sixth with 1.7 million.

For The CW, “The Flash” at 8 had a 1.0/4 and 2.6 million viewers. At 9, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” got a 0.5/2 and 1.5 million viewers.

Univision was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.3 million.