TV Ratings: This Is Us Returns Steady, Tops Night; Fox Dramas Eye Lows

In the latest TV show ratings, NBC’s This Is Us returned (once again) to 5 million viewers and a 1.0 rating, holding steady in the demo (and leading Tuesday in that measure) while dipping to an audience low. (Read recap.)

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Bookending the family drama, Zoey’s Playlist (2.1 mil/0.4, read post mortem) and Nurses (1.9 mil/0.3) were steady in the demo.

Elsewhere:

CBS | An oddly eventful NCIS (9.5 mil/0.9) dipped in both measures but still dominated Tuesday in total audience. FBI (7.6 mil/0.8, read recap) was steady, while FBI: Most Wanted (5.5 mil/0.6) ticked down.

FOX | The Resident (3.3 mil/0.5) is looking at new series lows, while Prodigal Son (1.9 mil/0.4, read post mortem) hit and matched series lows.

ABC | To Tell the Truth (3.8 mil/0.6) and Big Sky (3.6 mil/0.6, read recap) were steady, while black-ish (2.3 mil/0.4) and mixed-ish (1.9 mil/0.4) dipped.

THE CW | Two-Sentence Horror Stories (520K/0.1) and Trickster (367K/0.1) were steady.

The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Objects in mirror may be closer than they appear.

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