Ratings: This Is Us Surges With Finale, Leading Rise to Solid Start

This Is Us Finale Ratings

NBC’s This Is Us closed its sophomore run on Tuesday night with 10.9 million total viewers and a 2.7 demo rating, surging 23 and 17 percent to equal and hit its best numbers since Nov. 28. TVLine readers gave the wedding/flash-forwardy episode an average grade of “A-.”

Leading out of that, Rise was sampled by 5.7 million viewers while scoring a 1.3 rating (and a “B-” grade from TVLine readers), matching Chicago Med‘s most recent demo number. Rise claims This Is Us‘ 9 o’clock time slot starting next week.

Opening NBC’s night, The Voice (11 mil/2.2) was up 10 percent and a tenth week-to-week.

Elsewhere….

ABC | The Middle (4.8 mil/1.1) dipped, Fresh Off the Boat (3.1 mil/0.9) was steady, and black-ish episode (3 mil/0.9) returned down with the first of two episodes; the second slipped further to 2.8 mil/0.8. For the People (3.25 mil/0.8, average reader grade “B-“) gave ABC its least watched/lowest rated premiere in the Tuesday “death slot” since Of Kings & Prophets two years ago. (That said, ABC notes that the Shondaland drama delivered the time slot’s best numbers in five months. #KevinProbablyShaded)

THE CW | The Flash (2.07 mil/0.7) and Black Lightning (1.5 mil/0.5) were steady.

CBS | NCIS (13 mil/1.4 was steady, Bull (10.6 mil/1.2) and New Orleans (9.2 mil/1.0) ticked up.

FOX | LA to Vegas (2.1 mil/0.7) and The Mick (1.8 mil/0.6) were steady.

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