New Amsterdam premiere ratings great on NBC; FBI solid; Lethal Weapon slides

New AmsterdamBased on the primetime ratings from last night alone, it’s already pretty darn clear that New Amsterdam is going to be a big show for NBC.

Tuesday night’s premiere episode of the medical drama starring Ryan Eggold ended up generating a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which is one of their best performances in the post-This Is Us timeslot in some time. If the show keeps even 75% of this rating the rest of the season, it makes it a bonafide lock for an additional season and to get more attention down the road. NBC did a good job promoting the series, which isn’t the easiest thing to do given the sheer number of other medical shows that are out there.

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NBC also won the night with This Is Us, which generated a 2.9 rating in the demo for the premiere … not that this surprises us at all.

As for some other notable shows…

FBI – The new series from Dick Wolf didn’t necessarily impress in posting a 1.3 rating in the demo; yet, it did retain most of the NCIS lead-in’s audience and also scored more than 10 million viewers. This is the sort of thing that really should have you hopeful that it can stick around for some time coming up.

The Gifted – Moving to a new timeslot didn’t really do the series any favors, given the fact that it premiered to just a 0.9 rating in the demo.

Lethal Weapon – Did losing Clayne Crawford / all of the drama hurt the show dramatically? Yes and no, given that it did post a 0.8 rating in the demo, which is a sharp drop from last year’s premiere. Yet, it did generate more viewership than its lead-in and this number is reasonably on par with what the show was getting last spring. The real test will be what happens over the coming weeks; if it drops further, there’s going to be trouble.

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