Primetime Ratings: Potent ‘This Is Us’ Paces NBC

Shows are up over last week, when Fox’s World Series was still kicking, and Halloween was on

NBC seized top prize in Tuesday prime, riding a robust This Is Us to a decisive 1.8 rating in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 7 share. In second was CBS at 1.2/5.

The networks were against the World Series on Fox a week ago, and Halloween as well.

On NBC, The Voice did a 1.9, down a tenth from its performance Monday (it had an encore show the Tuesday before), and This Is Us climbed 25% to 2.5. Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders grew 29% to 0.9.

On CBS, NCIS increased 25% to 1.5 and Bull went up 20% to 1.2. NCIS: New Orleans rated a 1.0, a tenth better than last week.  

ABC did a 0.9/4, as The Middle grew 18% to a 1.3 and Fresh Off the Boat ticked up 11% to 1.0. Black-ish went up 10% to 1.1 and The Mayor increased 14% to.7, then Kevin (Probably) Saves the World climbed 17% to 0.7.

Fox rated a 0.8/3. Lethal Weapon did a 1.0, up a tenth from its last fresh airing, and The Mick was down 13% to 0.7, then Brooklyn Nine-Nine posted a flat 0.6.

The CW was at 0.7/3, as The Flash blew up 29% to 0.9 and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow went up 25% to 0.5.

Telemundo and Univision both did a 0.5/2.