‘LA To Vegas’ Debut Lifts Fox; NBC’s ‘Game Of Games’ Ratings Grow To Top Night, ‘Chicago Med’ Hits Season High

By Patrick Hipes, Nellie Andreeva

LA To Vegas

Fox’s midseason comedy LA To Vegas (1.1 rating in adults 18-49, 3.8 million total viewers in Live+same day) took to the air Tuesday, turning in a promising ratings performance that helped the network post its most-watched Tuesday since April 2016 and highest-rated night since premiere week.

The 9 PM series also posted Fox’s highest-rated Tuesday comedy telecast since a January 2017 episode of the The Mick, while tying the demo result of Black-ish (1.1/4.03M) last night which returned with its ABC comedy block from a midseason break. LA to Vegas also held on to 100% of its 8 PM lead-in Lethal Weapon (1.1/4, 4.49M). At 9:30 PM, The Mick (0.8/2.29M) held steady in its new time slot.

NBC, meanwhile, took the night overall in the demo thanks to back-to-back episodes of Ellen’s Game of Games (2.2/8.76M at 8 PM; 2.4/8.86M at 9 PM), which delivered the night’s two top results in adults 18-49. The Ellen DeGeneres-produced and -hosted reality series is emerging as a breakout hit like her Little Big Shots on NBC. It was up 29% (8 PM episode) and 41% (9 PM) from the show’s December preview. Its 2.1 demo Live+Same Day average also edged the 2.0 The Voice recently averaged in the Tuesday 8-10 PM slot.

Game Of Games also boosted Chicago Med (1.5, 6.9M) at 10 PM, which hit a season high in 18-49s.

CBS won the night in total viewers with fresh episodes of NCIS (1.5/13.92M) at 8 PM, which was Tuesday’s most-watched show, followed by Bull (1.2, 10.99M) at 9 and NCIS: New Orleans (1.0/8.95M) at 10. They were the top three most-watched shows on broadcast, with NCIS: NO edging the 9 PM Game of Games for No. 3 in the metric.

ABC’s lineup also was up in its return from holiday hiatus. The Middle (1.5/6.28M) at 8 PM was the night’s top-rated scripted comedy, up 15% in the demo and 11% in total viewers compared with its last episode December 12. Also back from December 12 was Fresh Off the Boat (1.2/4.22M), up 20% in the demo, and Black-ish, which dipped a tenth. After a Modern Family rerun at 9:30, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (0.7/2.63M) at 10 was up 17% in the demo and 4% in total viewers.

The CW was all repeats.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2018/01/la-to-vegas-ratings-tuesday-ellens-game-of-games-ncis-1202234837/