Primetime Ratings: 'This Is Us’ Grows, Paces NBC

‘Rudolph’ holds steady for CBS, CW dramas come on strong

On the robust performance of This Is Us, NBC took top broadcast honors Tuesday with a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49, per Nielsen’s overnights, and a 7 share. Runner up was CBS at 1.5/5, then ABC at 1.1/4, The CW at 0.9/3 and Fox at 0.7/2.

It was a hearty night for NBC, as The Voice grew 6% to 1.9, This Is Us climbed 13% to 2.7, and Chicago Fire elevated 13% to 1.7.

CBS had holiday special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at 2.3, same as it did a year ago, before repeats.

ABC's The Middle was down 11% at 1.6, American Housewife did a flat 1.4, Fresh Off the Boat was off 8% at 1.2 and The Real O’Neals was down 9% at 1.0. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returned from a month break to a flat 0.8.

CW’s The Flash did a 1.5, up a noisy 36%, while No Tomorrow ticked up a tenth of a point to 0.4.

Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine too was up a tenth at 1.0, New Girl was a flat 0.8, and Scream Queens a level 0.5.