New Amsterdam showed strong vitals with its Tuesday premiere, drawing 8.4 million total viewers and a 1.9 rating — NBC’s best demo number in the time slot in two years.
Opening the Peacock’s night, The Voice (9.8 mil/2.1; read recap) was up a tenth from its Monday opener though down sharply year over year (vs. 10.9 mil/2.7). This Is Us returned to 10.4 mil and a 2.9 (and a reader grade of “B+”), dominating the night with its best demo number since Oct. 17. This Is Us was on par with its finale (11 mil/2.8) and down just a bit from its Season 2 average (11.1 mil/3.1).
Over on CBS, FBI debuted to 10 mil and a 1.3, up a tenth in the demo from time slot predecessor Bull‘s Season 2 average; TVLine readers gave the crime drama an average grade of “B,” with 81 percent saying they will keep watching. NCIS (12.4 mil/1.4) returned up from its finale and on par with its previous season average. Ditto NOLA (9 mil/1.0).
FOX | The Gifted (2.6 mil/0.9, reader grade of “A-“) returned to one of its smallest audiences ever while down a tenth in the demo from both its freshman average and finale. The rejiggered Lethal Weapon (3.45 mil/0.8, reader grade “C+”) returned on par with its finale but down from its Season 2 average (4.1 mil/1.0).
ABC | Dancing With the Stars delivered a hair under 5 million viewers while going fractional in the demo with a 0.9 — down 35 percent and a tenth from Monday’s opener.
THE CW | The Outpost (585K/0.2) was steady!