Only in repeats did Roseanne’s revamp loosen its grip on Tuesday Live+Same Day total viewers stats. ABC aired four Roseanne encores over two hours (1.3, 6.33M; 1.3, 6.08M; 1.5, 6.44M; 1.5, 6.32M), each drawing more than 6 million viewers to each half hour.
The night of Roseanne revival retreads catapulted ABC by 89% in total viewers and 71% in the demo compared with the year-ago Tuesday.
Following ABC’s two-hour Roseanne-athon, Part 1 of a two-night Deception event jumped 33% over that series’ most recent airing in the demo to tie its second-highest rating; Part 2 airs Sunday at 10.
NBC’s Chicago Med (0.9, 6.06M) won the 10 PM hour Tuesday but took a hit, falling three tenths in the demo to tie a series low. The Voice (1.5, 9.06M) dominated the 8 PM hour with a steady demo showing and climbed in total viewers, as did Rise (0.8, 4.39M) at 9 PM.
CW’s The 100 (0.4, 1.39M) opened its fifth season at 9 PM in line with its year-ago debut, off The Flash (0.6, 1.92M) lead-in. But the season debut came in shy of all 13 episodes in same time slot scored by rookie CW superhero series Black Lightning.
Roseanne’s first week of repeats marked the first time since the revival’s launch it had not owned the night in both metrics. One week earlier, an original Roseanne featuring return of Johnny Galecki’s David character, and Estelle Persons’ Beverly, drew a 3.4 demo rating – even with the previous week despite facing new episodes of The Voice and NCIS at 8 PM – and 13 million total viewers. The overall crowd last week slipped 500,000 from a week earlier, as the returned show settled in to its new ratings reality. That original had kept Roseanne at No. 1 status for the night in both metrics for a fourth consecutive week.
ABC (1.2, 5.25M) took this week’s Tuesday night in the demo; NBC (1.1, 6.50M) won total viewers. Fox (0.8, 3.04M) logged third place in the demo; CBS (0.7, 6.27M) was second overall audience. CW (0.5, 1.65M) followed.
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