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Ratings: NBC’s ‘The Village’ Series Premiere Tops at 10PM

Fox’s ”Mental Samurai“ debut does not at 9

NBC topped Tuesday in demo ratings thanks to “Ellen’s Game of Games” and “This Is Us.” Its series premiere of “The Village” wasn’t as big, but it still won at 10 p.m.

Though Fox’s debut of “Mental Samurai” at 9 o’clock wasn’t great, a “MasterChef Junior” lead-in and the network’s abbreviated primetime hours allowed it to tie for second in the key 18-49 demographic, running closely with ABC.

CBS finished first in total viewers despite coming in last among the so-called Big 4 broadcasters in terms of demo ratings.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.3 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 6 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., “Ellen’s Game of Games” scored a 1.2/6 and 5.7 million total viewers. At 9, “This Is Us” landed a 1.7/7 and 7.5 million viewers. “The Village” series premiere at 10 put up a 0.9/4 and 4.9 million viewers.

ABC and Fox were tied for second in ratings, both with a 0.7/3. ABC was third in total viewers with 3.4 million, Fox was fourth with 2.5 million.

For ABC, “American Housewife” at 8 had a 0.8/4 and 3.9 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Kids Are Alright” managed a 0.6/3 and 3 million viewers. “black-ish” at 9 got a 0.6/3 and 2.7 million viewers. At 9:30, “Splitting Up Together” settled for a 0.6/2 and 2.4 million viewers. “The Rookie” closed primetime at 10 with a 0.7/3 and 4.2 million viewers.

For Fox, “MasterChef Junior” at 8 received a 0.8/4 and 2.8 million viewers. The series debut of “Mental Samurai” at 9 took a 0.7/3 and 2.3 million viewers.

CBS was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/3, but first in viewers with 6.4 million, airing all repeats.

The CW, Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, each with a 0.4/2. CW was fifth in total viewers with 1.33 million, Univision was sixth with 1.27 million and Telemundo was seventh with 1.1 million.

For The CW, “The Flash” at 8 got a 0.5/2 and 1.6 million viewers. At 9, “Roswell, New Mexico” settled for a 0.3/1 and 1 million viewers.