Ratings: ‘NCIS,’ ‘This Is Us’ Keep Tuesday Dominance Rolling

CBS tops total viewers, NBC wins key 18-49 demo


Guess what? “NCIS” and “This Is Us” dominated a Tuesday night! So, what else is new?

Not much, admittedly — at least not in broadcast primetime TV ratings. NBC secured a “W” in the key 18-49 demographic, while CBS claimed a total viewer victory.

ABC finished third overall for the evening.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.8 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 7.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Wall” at 8 p.m. had a 1.4 and 5.9 million viewers. At 9, “This Is Us” scored a 2.5 and 9.4 million viewers. “Chicago Fire” at 10 put up a 1.6 and 7.1 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.4 and in viewers with 11.6 million. “NCIS” at 8 earned a 1.7 and 14.7 million viewers. “Bull” at 9 posted a 1.4 and 10.6 million viewers. At 10, “NCIS: New Orleans” landed a 1.1 and 9.4 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.0 and in viewers with 3.7 million. “The Middle” at 8 got a 1.5 and 6.3 million viewers. At 8:30, “American Housewife” received a 1.4 and 5.2 million viewers. “Fresh Off the Boat” at 9 had a 1.1 and 3.8 million viewers. At 9:30, “The Real O’Neals” garnered a 0.9 and 2.9 million viewers. “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” at 10 closed primetime to a 0.7 and 2.1 million viewers.

Fox and the CW tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.8. Fox was fourth in viewers with 2.6 million, CW was fifth with 2.2 million.

For Fox, “New Girl” at 8 had a 1.0 and 2.3 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Mick” got a 0.9 and 2.4 million viewers. “Bones” at 9 received a 0.7 and 2.9 million viewers.

For CW, “The Flash” at 8 opened prime to a 1.0 and 2.7 million viewers. “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” closed the national programming with a 0.7 and 1.7 million viewers.