Ratings: ‘This Is Us’ Hits Series High With Season 2 Premiere

NBC drama returned Tuesday with revelation about Jack’s death

There’s no sophomore slump for “This Is Us,” as the NBC drama set a new series record in viewership with its Season 2 premiere.

Tuesday’s episode had 12.6 million viewers and a 3.8/14 rating among adults 18 to 49. This rating marked a 36 percent increase over its series premiere last fall.

It also topped the Season 1 finale that aired in March, which was previously the show’s most-viewed episode with a 3.4 rating in the demo.

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.7 rating/10 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 9.8 million. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned a 2.6/11 and 10.6 million viewers. After “This Is Us,” the premiere at 10 of “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” landed a 1.7/7 and 6.2 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.3/5 and first in viewers with 10.6 million. The season premiere of “NCIS” at 8 received a 1.6/6 and 13.1 million viewers. “Bull” followed at 9 with a 1.2/4 and 9.9 million viewers. At 10, “NCIS: New Orleans” pulled in a 1.0/4 and 8.7 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.2/5 and in viewers with 6.8 million. The season finale of “Celebrity Family Feud” aired at 8 and got a 1.3/5 and 6 million viewers. “Dancing With the Stars” at 9 picked up a 1.2/4 and 7.1 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 1.0/4 and in viewers with 3.4 million. “Lethal Weapon” returned at 8 to a 1.2/5 and 4.3 million viewers. At 9, “The Mick” grabbed a 0.9/3 and 2.8 million viewers, while “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” had a 0.8/3 and 2.1 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.5 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 872,000. It aired solely reruns.