NBC’s This Is Us in Week 2 delivered 8.8 million total viewers and a 2.6 demo rating (per finals), down just 12 and 9 percent from its very strong launch and again ranking No. 2 for the night.This Is Us — which was already picked up for a full season — also has now scored the top two ratings of any freshman drama.
Opening NBC’s night, The Voice (12.1 mil/3.3) ticked down one tenth week-to-week.
Elsewhere on Tuesday…
CBS | NCIS (15.5 mil/2.1) dipped just a tenth from its season opener, while Bull (13.6 mil/1.9) slipped 14 percent. New Orleans (10.8 mil/1.5) ticked up a tenth.
ABC | Dancing With the Stars (8.1 mil/1.3) dipped two tenths week-to-week. An Easter egg-loaded Agents of SHIELD did 3 mil and a 0.9, slipping two tenths to tie its all-time demo low. (SHIELD, it could be noted, last week enjoyed massive 91 and 82 percent DVR gains.)
FOX | Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2.3 mil/1.0) dipped a tenth, New Girl (2 mil/1.0) was down two tenths and Scream Queens (1.7 mil/0.6) slipped to hit series lows.
THE CW | MADtv‘s finale did 550K and a 0.2