Ratings: This Is Us winter premiere steady; LA to Vegas grounded already

The Fifth WheelWere the This Is Us season 2 winter premiere ratings ones to write home about, or are they instead ones showing some signs of fatigue?

In this case, the This Is Us season 2 winter premiere ratings are more of the former. With a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic, the NBC series clearly did enough to be #1 on the night.

Were we concerned that there would be some sort of a drop? Maybe on some level, but it was hard to have huge expectations that a significant downturn in the ratings was going to happen. Just remember for a moment here that This Is Us has withstood some significant hiatuses in the past and has always emerged from them in one piece.

Now that we’ve said all of this, do we think that This Is Us has mostly reached the end when it comes to significantly gaining viewers? Maybe. It’s obviously going to bring in some monster ratings for its upcoming Super Bowl episode, but beyond that we expect the show to fall back into its normal spot.

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NBC easily won the night, with Ellen’s Game of Games killing it with a 2.1 rating while Chicago Med held reasonably steady with a 1.4.

The declining state of LA to Vegas

One week after posting at least solid ratings in its debut the comedy series generated just a 0.8 rating in the demo for this past new episode. While the Dylan McDermott comedy is going to be getting three more episodes alongside its original order of thirteen, that by no means guarantees it some sort of long-term renewal. If anything, all this does is show that Fox had a whole in its schedule that it needs to fill. This show is a way to help them do that.

There were no huge fluctuations elsewhere on the night; this is the time when many shows start to settle in a little bit insofar as their ratings performance goes.

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