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Ratings: ‘The Conners’ Season Finale Grows 15 Percent, But ‘This Is Us’ Tops Tuesday

CBS finishes second with unfavorable ”NCIS“-for-”Celebrity Big Brother“ swap

With its Season 1 finale, “The Conners” just posted its most-watched episode since October. It was not enough to unseat “This Is Us” as Tuesday’s top show.

“The Conners” grew 15 percent in TV ratings from its return last week and rose 17 percent in terms of total viewers.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 7.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Ellen’s Game of Games” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.6/7 and 7.5 million viewers. At 9, “This Is Us” scored a 1.9/8 and 8.1 million viewers. “New Amsterdam” at 10 received a 1.0/5 and 5.8 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.0/4 and in viewers with 6.3 million. “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” at 8 put up a 1.2/5 and 4.9 million viewers. At 9, “FBI” had a 0.8/3 and 7.4 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 10 got a 0.8/4 and 6.7 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 4.3 million. “The Conners” at 8 landed a 1.5/7 and 7.7 million viewers. “The Kids Are Alright” at 8:30 had a 0.9/4 and 4.5 million viewers. At 9, “Black-ish” got a 0.8/3 and 3.4 million viewers. “Splitting Up Together” at 9:30 received a 0.6/3 and 2.6 million viewers. Drama “The Rookie” at 10 closed primetime to a 0.7/3 and 3.8 million viewers.

Fox and The CW tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.4/2. Fox was fourth in total viewers with 2.2 million, CW was fifth with 1.5 million.

For Fox, following a rerun, “The Gifted” at 9 got a 0.5/2 and 1.8 million viewers.

For The CW, “The Flash at 8 had a 0.6/3 and 1.9 million viewers. “Roswell, New Mexico” at 9 received a 0.4/2 and 1.2 million viewers.

Univision and Telemundo tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.4/2. Univision was sixth in total viewers with 1.4 million, Telemundo was seventh with 1.2 million.