NBC’s This Is Us once again marked broadcast television’s highest-rated program per Nielsen fast affiliates, earning a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and 4.87 million viewers. Slightly down from the previous week’s final-season premiere (1.0, 5.26M), the latest episode introduced Vanessa Bell Calloway as Edie, a new character.
Read more about how she entered the This Is Us scene here.
Leading into This Is Us on Tuesday was NBC’s freshman comedies American Auto (0.5, 2.43M) and Grand Crew (0.4, 1.74M). Both were up from their premieres the previous week. NBC’s evening came to an end with New Amsterdam (0.4, 3.06M).
In the 8 p.m. hour FBI (0.7, 8.18M) returned to earn the night’s highest viewership, just as it did the week prior. FBI was steady, as was FBI: International (0.5, 6.12M). FBI: Most Wanted (0.5, 5.44M) topped its hour and was slightly up from last week.
ABC’s highest-rated programs Tuesday were newcomers Judge Steve Harvey (0.6, 4.30M) and Abbott Elementary (0.6, 2.84M). Judge dipped in demo rating from its premiere while Abbott took a small cut in viewers. Black-ish (0.4, 1.90M) returned down from its final-season premiere. Queens (0.2, 1.15M) ended the evening for ABC.
After being in repeats for a brief period, the CW’s night featured the premieres of Superman & Lois and Naomi. Superman & Lois, which returned for its second season, flew quietly earning a 0.2 demo rating and 1.09 million viewers. While down from the series premiere back in February 2021 (0.4, 1.71M), it marked the most-watched CW premiere for the 2021-22 broadcast season, the CW said. It was the most-watched premiere since Kung Fu’s debut in April 2021. The premiere was slightly up in viewers from the Season 1 finale in August (0.2, 890,000).
Naomi, starring Kaci Walfall in the titular role, followed and debut quietly (0.1, 800K). The new series was the CW’s third-watched and fourth-highest-rated premiere of the 2021-22 season, following Superman & Lois and Walker.
Together, Superman & Lois and Naomi made for the CW’s most-watched Tuesday since March 23, 2021.
Fox featured a repeat of 9-1-1-: Lone Star and the return of Our Kind of People (0.3, 1.10M).
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