TV Ratings: Debate Audience Grows, NBC Dramas Rise With Voice's Return

TV Ratings Democratic Debate Charleston

In the latest TV ratings, CBS’ broadcast of the 10th Democratic candidates debate averaged 13 million total viewers and a 2.2 demo rating, up sharply from the preliminary numbers (10 mil/1.8) for last Wednesday’s debate on NBC.


THE CW | The Flash (1.18 mil/0.4, read recap) and Caity Lotz’s very impressive Legends directorial debut (753K/0.2) were both steady in the demo while adding a few eyeballs.


NBC | With The Voice (8.5 mil/1.4, read recap) back in the Tuesday leadoff spot, This Is Us (7.1 mil/1.4, read recap and post mortem) and New Amsterdam (5.2 mil/0.7) each delivered their most watched episodes since their Nov. 19 fall finales, while also ticking up in the demo.

FOX | 24 Hours to Hell and Back (averaging 2.1 mil/0.6) was steady with its double-episode finale.

ABC | The Conners (5.1 mil/0.9) hit and tied series lows. Bless This Mess (3.1 mil/0.6), mixed-ish (2.3 mil/0.5), black-ish (2.2 mil/0.5) and For Life (2.5 mil/0.6) all held steady in the demo while dipping in total viewers.

The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our daily-ish ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increases in delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms. These Live+Same Day numbers instead are used to illustrate any trends or high/low superlatives. Happy Fun Ball may stick to certain types of skin.

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