There are so many different ratings-related headlines to go through within this CarterMatt article today — we are, after all, discussing the first Tuesday numbers of the entire season! There’s a lot of interesting stuff to get into and we’re excited to break a lot of it down.
NCIS – Let’s talk things through here with the season 17 premiere of the CBS show, which ended up drawing a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic and close to 12.3 million viewers. These numbers didn’t meet some of our best-case-scenario expectations, but they are the best totals for the show since February. In the demo, this is actually the series’ best performance since “She,” the episode that first revealed that Ziva was still alive.
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This Is Us – At this point, it’s clear that the series’ behemoth status is starting to fade. Yet, if you’re NBC, you’re probably still thrilled about a 1.8 rating for a premiere that managed to pull some surprises on us all over again.
New Amsterdam – After some lower-rating outings this past spring, we’re sure that NBC is thrilled to see it bounce back to a 1.1 rating, enough for it to easily win its timeslot.
Emergence – The new drama drew a 0.8 rating, which is about par for the course with many other ABC outings. Is this going to be enough to keep the series going?
The Conners – One year after the show premiered without Roseanne, the series ended up generating a 1.3 rating in the demo. That’s a big drop-off, but somewhat expected given the way in which the hype was for the premiere. It’s still enough to make this the biggest comedy of the week.
Mixed-ish – On the new comedy front, the premiere of the black-ish prequel drew a 0.9 rating. That’s promising enough for a comedy, and we have to think ABC is reasonably pleased. They couldn’t have possibly thought that a prequel to an established show with a moderate audience (at best) would hit anything out of the park at this point.
What did you end up watching on TV last night? Be sure to share now in the comments, and remember to stick around for more discussion/debate. (Photo: CBS)