Ratings: ‘This Is Us’ Grows 8 Percent From Last Week – Thanks Super Bowl LII!

Jack may be dead, but NBC drama is very much still alive

Proof that “This Is Us” has life after Jack Pearson’s (Milo Ventimiglia) death? The NBC drama just grew 8 percent in Nielsen ratings from last Tuesday — yeah, the post-Super Bowl time slot can only help a series.

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.0 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 8.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. The season finale of “Ellen’s Game of Games” at 8 p.m. landed a 1.9/7 and 7.7 million viewers. “This Is Us” at 9 scored a 2.7/10 and 10.1 million viewers. “Chicago Med” at 10 received a 1.5/6 and 7.4 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.1/4 and first in viewers with 10.8 million. “NCIS” at 8 earned a 1.4/6 and 13.6 million viewers. At 9, “Bull” posted a 1.1/4 and 10.7 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 10 ended primetime to a 0.9/4 and 8.2 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 0.9/3 and fourth in viewers with 3.3 million. “Lethal Weapon” at 8 had a 1.1/4 and 4.4 million viewers. At 9, “LA to Vegas” got a 0.8/3 and 2.5 million viewers. At 9:30, “The Mick” managed a 0.7/3 and 2 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and third in viewers with 3.4 million. “The Middle” at 8 had a 1.2/5 and 5.6 million viewers. At 8:30, “Fresh Off the Boat” got a 0.9/3 and 3.8 million viewers. “Black-ish” at 9 received a 1.0/4 and 3.7 million viewers. Following a rerun, “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” at 10 closed prime with a 0.5/2 and 2.3 million viewers.

The CW was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 2.1 million. “The Flash” at 8 had a 0.8/3 and 2.3 million viewers. At 9, “Black Lightning” got a 0.6/2 and 1.9 million viewers.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million.