Ratings: Roswell Lifts CW Slot to Season Highs, This Is Us Returns Down

Roswell New Mexico Ratings Premiere

The CW’s Roswell, New Mexico premiered on Tuesday night to 1.54 million total viewers and a 0.4 demo rating, improving on Black Lightning‘s fall average (1.04 mil/0.3) to hit and match season highs for its time slot. TVLine readers gave the “reboot” an average grade of “C+.”

Opening The CW’s night, The Flash (1.7 mil/0.6, TVLine reader grade “B”) returned down a tick.


CBS | NCIS (12.1 mil/1.3) ticked up from last week, while FBI (9.3 mil/1.0) and New Orleans (7.3 mil/0.8) returned from the break steady.

NBC | Ellen’s Game of Games (6.4 mil/1.7) rose two tenths week-to-week. This Is Us (7.7 mil/2.0, read post mortem) returned to its smallest audience yet while also down a tenth in the demo. New Amsterdam (5.7 mil/1.1) ticked up from its midseason premiere.

FOX | Lethal Weapon (3.2 mil/0.7) was rock steady, while The Gifted (1.7 mil/0.5) dipped to match its series lows.

ABC | The Conners (6.7 mil/1.3) dipped a tenth, while The Kids Are Alright (4.3 mil/0.8) slipped two tenths. black-ish (3.3 mil/0.8) and Splitting Up Together (2.6 mil/0.7) were steady in the demo (though the latter drew its smallest audience yet). The Rookie (3.8 mil/0.7) ticked up in the demo.

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