This Is Us solidified its position as the breakout new hourlong series of the fall 2016 broadcast season with a big Live+3 lift. The premiere of the ensemble dramedy added a +1.4 adults 18-49 rating between Live+same day and Live+3, the biggest for any new series on any network in 20 months, since the debut of Fox mega hit Empire, which logged a L+3 gain of +1.5 in January 2015.

With the +50% 18-49 lift, This Is Us, which already topped the Live+Same Day standings for new series debuts during premiere week with a 2.8 demo rating, grew to a 4.2 18-49 Live+3 rating, the highest-rated drama premiere on any network since NBC’s Blindspot last September (4.4 in L+3). This Is Us added 3.4 million viewers to 13.5 million (L+3), NBC’s most-watched drama premiere since Blindspot (15.2 million). Not surprisingly, the tear-jerker scored big with women. It scored NBC’s biggest series premiere L+3 lift ever in women 18-49 (+2.01) and the #2 biggest ever on any network, behind only the debut of ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder (+2.86 in September 2014).

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CBS

CBS’ Bull, which was the most watched new series premiere on Tuesday in Live+same day with 15.57 million (and the second most watched telecast overall behind NCIS‘ 15.995 million), posted the night’s top Live+3 viewership gain, +3.85 million to 19.42m (+25%), eclipsing NCIS (19.22m) as the most watched program on the night in L+3.

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ABC

Shows at 10 PM are generally more prone to delayed viewing, especially by younger audiences, with both top 18-49 Live+3 Tuesday gainers 10 PM shows — This Is Us (absolute lift) and ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (percentage lift). In its debut in its new later time slot, the comic book drama rose +82% over its L+SD rating, marking its largest L+3 increase ever for any single telecast. S.H.I.E.L.D. also scored its biggest-ever % Total Viewer L+3 lift (+61%)

S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s 2.0 L+3 rating in Adults 18-49 and 5.5 million total viewers closed the gap a bit with last season’s premiere (-35% in L+SD 18-49). These are S.H.I.E.L.D.’s best numbers since its winter finale December 8 2015.

Here is L+3 data for the Tuesday series:

…………………………….18-49                         total viewers

……………………………..L+SD  L+3   % lift  L+SD    L+3       % lift

NBC

The Voice                        3.4       4.0   +18%   12293   14138   +15%

This Is Us                        2.8       4.2   +50%   10065    13530  +34%

CBS

NCIS                                2.2        2.9   +32%    15995   19222  +20%

Bull                                  2.2      2.9    +32%    15556   19423    +25%

NCIS: New Orleans      1.4       2.0     +43%    11122   14166    +27%

ABC

Dancing w/the Stars   1.5        1.7      +13%     8603     9555     +11%

Agents of SHIELD       1.1        2.0     +82%     3440     5549     +61%

Fox

Brooklyn Nine-Nine   1.1        1.5      + 36%    2389     3163     +32%

New Girl                       1.2        1.7       +42%     2312    312        +35%

Scream Queens           1.0       1.5       +50%     2165     3268    +34%