Ratings: ‘This Is Us’ Beats Rest of Big 4 Broadcast Competition Combined

NBC tops Tuesday in key demo, “NCIS”-led CBS wins in total viewers

Last Updated: February 28, 2018 @ 10:10 AM

How dominant is NBC’s “This Is Us”? The hit drama just bested the rest of its Big 4 broadcast competition’s TV ratings combined.

Here’s the (big) catch, though: ABC aired reruns in the hour. Even so, it’s a pretty fun bragging point for Bob Greenblatt just a few days after the Olympics ended, right?

The 2.5 demo rating for “This Is Us” bested the sum of CBS’ 1.1 + ABC’s 0.6 + Fox’s 0.7 in the 9 o’clock hour last night, which included a new “Bull,” “Black-ish” and “Modern Family” reruns, as well as original episodes of “LA to Vegas” and “The Mick.”

As a result, NBC topped Tuesday in the key 18-49 demographic. CBS claimed a total-viewer victory, however.

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.1 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 9.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. posted a 2.3/10 and 10.8 million viewers. “This Is Us” at 9 put up a 9 share and 9.7 million viewers. “Chicago Med” at 10 had a 1.4/6 and 7.3 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.1/4 and in viewers with 10.4 million. “NCIS” at 8 landed a 1.2/5 and 12.3 million viewers. At 9, “Bull” got a 1.1/4 and 10.6 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 10 received a 0.9/4 and 8.2 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 3.1 million. “Lethal Weapon” at 8 had a 1.0/4 and 4.1 million viewers. At 9, “LA to Vegas” got a 0.7/3 and 2.4 million viewers. At 9:30, “The Mick” managed a 0.6/2 and 1.9 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 2.9 million. “The Middle” at 8 had a 1.2/5 and 5.2 million viewers. “Fresh Off the Boat” at 8:30 got a 0.9/3 and 3.2 million viewers. After a pair of repeats, “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” at 10 settled for a 0.5/2 and 2.1 million viewers.

The CW was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.9 million. “The Flash” at 8 had a 0.7/3 and 2.1 million viewers. “Black Lightning” at 9 got a 0.5/2 and 1.6 million viewers.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.5 million.

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