Ratings: ‘This Is Us’ Recovers Nicely With No World Series Competition

CBS wins each half-hour in total viewers

“This Is Us” took a beating last week from Fox’s World Series Game 6. The NBC drama recovered pretty nicely this Tuesday, growing 25 percent from that prior episode in the key 18-49 demographic.

NBC finished first in that advertiser-coveted age range, though CBS drew the most total viewers in each of primetime’s six half-hour time slots.

Lower down the night’s Nielsen rankings, ABC squeaked out a third-place demo finish over Fox and The CW.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.8 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 7.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.9/7 and 9.4 million viewers. At 9, “This Is Us” posted a 2.5/9 and 9.8 million viewers. “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” at 10 had a 0.9/4 and 4.1 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.2/5 and first in viewers with 11 million. “NCIS” at 8 landed a 1.5/6 and 13.3 million viewers. At 9, “Bull” put up a 1.2/4 and 10.7 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 10 got a 1.0/4 and 9.1 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 3.6 million. “The Middle” at 8 had a 1.3/5 and 5.6 million viewers. At 8:30, “Fresh Off the Boat” got a 1.0/4 and 3.7 million viewers. “Black-ish” at 9 received a 1.1/4 and 3.7 million viewers. At 9:30, “The Mayor” managed a 0.8/3 and 2.7 million viewers. “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” at 10 settled for a 0.7/3 and 3 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 2.9 million. “Lethal Weapon” at 8 had a 1.0/4 and 4 million viewers. At 9, “The Mick” got a 0.7/3 and 2.1 million viewers. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at 9:30 ended up with just a 0.6/2 and 1.5 million viewers.

The CW was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 1.9 million. “The Flash” at 8 received a 0.9/3 and 2.3 million viewers. At 9, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” closed CW’s two-hour primetime to a 0.5/2 and 1.5 million viewers.

Univision and Telemundo tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. Univision was sixth in total viewers with 1. 53 million, Telemundo was seventh with 1.47 million.