Ratings: ‘This Is Us’ Final Season Premiere Doubles ‘Black-ish’ Final Season Premiere

”Judge Steve Harvey“ brought some order to ABC with Wednesday’s series premiere

The “This Is Us” final season premiere doubled the “Black-ish” final season premiere in ratings and total viewers on Tuesday. Of course, one is a high-rated drama starting its sixth season and one a modestly rated comedy in its eighth season, and they only go head-to-head during “Black-ish’s” 9:30-10 p.m. half-hour, but still interesting enough to point out.

Technically, “Black-ish” had the better lead-in, as time period premieres of new NBC sitcoms “American Auto” and “Grand Crew” underwhelmed. The time period premiere of ABC’s “Abbott Elementary,” which followed a strong start from new series “Judge Steve Harvey,” performed better.

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • tony.maglio@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tonymaglio