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Ratings: ‘Roseanne’ Revival Slips 20 Percent From Premiere

These are still huge numbers though

Look, there was no way “Roseanne” was going to grow or even hold steady from last week’s monster premiere — the question was how much would its “live” ratings decline?

We now have the answer: Comparing 8-8:30 p.m. week to week, the “Roseanne” decline was -20 percent in the key 18-49 demographic and -16 percent in overall viewers. If you were to include last week’s 8:30-9 p.m. time slot as well, last night’s “Roseanne” drop-off grows to -25 percent in the demo and -18 percent overall.

Still, ABC sitcom put up huge numbers again on Tuesday — a 3.9 rating/16 share and 15.1 million viewers — and the network finished No. 1 in primetime for the main demo. ABC ended up third among total viewers, however, as other shows dragged the “Roseanne” average down too much. Plus, ABC still aired a couple of shows called “NCIS” and “Bull,” which are eyeball-eaters (and we mean that in a good way).

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.8 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 6.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. After “Roseanne” aired, “The Middle” at 8:30 posted a 2.2/8 and 8.3 million viewers. “Black-ish” at 9 landed a 1.5/6 and 5.4 million viewers. “Splitting Up Together” at 9:30 received a 1.4/5 and 4.8 million viewers. At 10, “For the People” averaged a 0.8/3 and 2.8 million viewers.

CBS and NBC tied for second in ratings, both with a 1.2/5. CBS was first in total viewers with 10.5 million, NBC was second with 6.7 million.

For CBS, “NCIS” at 8 scored a 1.3/5 and 12.1 million viewers. At 9, “Bull” earned a 1.2/5 and 11 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 10 had a 0.9/4 and 8.5 million viewers.

For NBC, “The Voice” at 8 brought home a 1.8/7 and 9.3 million viewers. At 9, “Rise” received a 0.9/3 and 4.5 million viewers. “Chicago Med” at 10 rose above its lead-in to a 1.1/5 and 6.2 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.9 million. Following a rerun, “LA to Vegas” at 9 had a 0.7/3 and 2 million viewers. “The Mick” Season 2 finale at 9:30 got a 0.7/2 and 1.9 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.

The CW and Telemundo tied for was sixth in ratings, both with a 0.4/1. The CW was sixth in total viewers with 1.2 million, Telemundo was seventh with 1 million.

For The CW, after a repeat, “Black Lightning” at 9 received a 0.5/2 and 1.5 million viewers.

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