Ratings: The CW’s ‘Roswell, New Mexico’ Premiere Is Pretty Deserted

“This Is Us” returns right where it left off — and that’s a good thing

Last Updated: January 16, 2019 @ 8:45 AM

If the truth is out there, it’s probably not watching The CW’s “Roswell, New Mexico” either.

Tuesday’s series premiere was the lowest-rated and least-watched hour on the English-language broadcast networks. That’s not entirely shocking given the channel and time slot, but it’s also not a particularly good start.

Back to their old ways, NBC and CBS split Tuesday as “This Is Us” and “NCIS” dominated primetime in their respective ways. That means NBC was No. 1 among adults 18-49 and CBS topped total viewers.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.6 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 6.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Ellen’s Game of Games” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.7/7 and 6.3 million viewers. “This Is Us” at 9 scored a 2.0/8 and 7.7 million viewers. At 10, “New Amsterdam” put up a 1.1/5 and 5.7 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.0/5 and first in viewers with 9.6 million. “NCIS” at 8 landed a 1.3/5 and 12.1 million viewers. “FBI” at 9 had a 1.0/4 and 9.3 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 10 got a 0.8/4 and 7.3 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 4.1 million. “The Conners” at 8 returned to a 1.3/6 and 6.6 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Kids Are Alright” got a 0.8/4 and 4.3 million viewers. “Black-ish” at 9 had a 0.8/3 and 3.3 million viewers. At 9:30, “Splitting Up Together” tallied a 0.7/3 and 2.6 million viewers. “The Rookie” at 10 finished primetime with a 0.7/3 and 3.8 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/3 and in viewers with 2.4 million. “Lethal Weapon” at 8 had a 0.7/3 and 3.2 million viewers. “The Gifted” at 9 managed a 0.5/2 and 1.7 million viewers.

The CW was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million. “The Flash” at 8 received a 0.6/3 and 1.7 million viewers. “Roswell, New Mexico” at 9 got a 0.4/2 and 1.5 million viewers.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/2 and in viewers with 1.1 million.