Ratings: ‘This Is Us’ Grows 8 Percent From Last Week – Thanks Super Bowl LII!



Proof that “This Is Us” has life after Jack Pearson’s (Milo Ventimiglia) death? The NBC drama just grew 8 percent in Nielsen ratings from last Tuesday — yeah, the post-Super Bowl time slot can only help a series.
NBC was first in ratings with a 2.0 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 8.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. The season finale of “Ellen’s Game of Games” at 8 p.m. landed a 1.9/7 and 7.7 million viewers. “This Is Us” at 9 scored a 2.7/10 and 10.1 million viewers. “Chicago Med” at 10 received a 1.5/6 and 7.4 million viewers.
CBS was second in ratings with a 1.1/4 and first in viewers with 10.8 million. “NCIS” at 8 earned a 1.4/6 and 13.6 million viewers. At 9, “Bull” posted a 1.1/4 and 10.7 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 10 ended primetime to a 0.9/4 and 8.2 million viewers.
Fox was third in ratings with a 0.9/3 and fourth in viewers with 3.3 million. “Lethal Weapon” at 8 had a 1.1/4 and 4.4 million viewers. At 9, “LA to Vegas” got a 0.8/3 and 2.5 million viewers. At 9:30, “The Mick” managed a 0.7/3 and 2 million viewers.
ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and third in viewers with 3.4 million. “The Middle” at 8 had a 1.2/5 and 5.6 million viewers. At 8:30, “Fresh Off the Boat” got a 0.9/3 and 3.8 million viewers. “Black-ish” at 9 received a 1.0/4 and 3.7 million viewers. Following a rerun, “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” at 10 closed prime with a 0.5/2 and 2.3 million viewers.
The CW was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 2.1 million. “The Flash” at 8 had a 0.8/3 and 2.3 million viewers. At 9, “Black Lightning” got a 0.6/2 and 1.9 million viewers.
Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.
Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million.

Summer is not just for reruns anymore. But that doesn’t mean some of broadcast TV originals fare any better in Nielsen numbers.  
TheWrap has ranked the 10 lowest-rated broadcast TV shows from June, July and August 2017, using Nielsen’s Live + 7 Day metric in the adults 18-49 demographic.  
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Rank: 8 (tie)  Show: “Candy Crush”  Net: CBS  18-49 Rating: 0.7  
Mario Lopez hosted this game show based on the popular smartphone game.
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Rank: 8 (tie)  Show: “Salvation”  Net: CBS  18-49 Rating: 0.7  
CBS’ sci-fi series about Earthlings trying to prevent an asteroid-based apocalypse never connected with viewers.
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Rank: 8 (tie)  Show: “Gong Show”  Net: ABC  18-49 Rating: 0.7  
Perhaps ABC might have lured more viewers if they had revealed the real identity of “British” host Tommy Maitland — a very well-disguised Mike Myers.
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Rank: 6 (tie)  Show: “Boy Band”  Net: ABC  18-49 Rating: 0.6  
Rita Ora hosted this reality competition series that seemed about a decade too late for the boy-band trend.
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Rank: 6 (tie)  Show: “American Grit”  Net: Fox  18-49 Rating: 0.6  
Despite the presence of host John Cena, viewers didn’t enlist for this military-inspired competition series.
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Rank: 5  Show: “Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly”  Net: NBC  18-49 Rating: 0.5  
The former Fox News host stumbled in her prime-time debut.
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Rank: 2 (tie)  Show: “In an Instant”  Net: ABC  18-49 Rating: 0.4  
A docudrama series used interviews and re-creations to depict tales of survival.
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Rank: 2 (tie)  Show: “Somewhere Between”  Net: ABC  18-49 Rating: 0.4  
Paula Patton starred as a woman convinced she knows the time and place of her young daughter’s murder.
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Rank: 2 (tie)  Show: “Still Star-Crossed”  Net: ABC  18-49 Rating: 0.4  
A period drama that tried to pick up where “Romeo and Juliet” ended but just left viewers wondering, “Wherefore?”
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Rank: 1  Show: “Doubt”  Net: CBS  18-49 Rating: 0.3*  
*Finished its run on Saturdays
This legal drama starring Katherine Heigl that proved no more popular than her last few projects.
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“Love Connection,” “Zoo” and others just missed out on making this list. Worse luck next year?
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Sorry, ABC — you claim half of these un-coveted slots

Summer is not just for reruns anymore. But that doesn’t mean some of broadcast TV originals fare any better in Nielsen numbers.  
TheWrap has ranked the 10 lowest-rated broadcast TV shows from June, July and August 2017, using Nielsen’s Live + 7 Day metric in the adults 18-49 demographic.  
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