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Ratings: ‘NCIS’-Powered CBS Wins Tuesday Outright With NBC’s ‘This Is Us’ on Hiatus

Dolly Parton special still does pretty well for NBC at 9 p.m.

No “This Is Us”? This is CBS’ opportunity. On Tuesday, the “NCIS”-led channel won primetime outright, making the most of the Pearson-free night.

Runner-up NBC still had a pretty good night, and got nice Nielsen numbers out of its two-hour Dolly Parton special.

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.0 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. “NCIS” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.1/6 and 11 million viewers. At 9, “F.B.I.” landed a 0.9/5 and 8.8 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 10 received a 0.8/4 and 6.9 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 0.9/5 and in viewers with 7.3 million. “The Voice” at 8 earned a 1.1/6 and 7.8 million viewers. From 9 to 11, “Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Opry” averaged a 0.8/4 and 7 million viewers.

ABC and Fox tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.6/3. ABC was third in total viewers with 3.2 million, Fox was fourth with 3 million.

For ABC, “The Conners” at 8 put up a 1.1/6 and 5.8 million viewers. At 8:30, “Bless This Mess” had a 0.7/3 and 3.6 million viewers. At 9, “Mixed-ish” got a 0.6/3 and 2.7 million viewers. “Black-ish” at 9:30 settled for a 0.5/3 and 2.6 million viewers. At 10, “Emergence” managed a 0.4/2 and 2.3 million viewers.

For Fox, “The Resident” at 8 had a 0.6/3 and 3.5 million viewers. At 9, “Empire” got a 0.6/3 and 2.5 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/3 and in viewers with 1.5 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/2 and in viewers with 992,000. “The Flash” at 8 had a 0.4/2 and 1.2 million viewers. At 9, “Arrow” got a 0.3/1 and 789,000 viewers.