TV Ratings: Prodigal Son Slips With Tuesday Move, This Is Us Tops Night

Prodigal Son Season 2, Episode 1 Premiere - Fox

In the latest TV show ratings, Fox’s Prodigal Son opened Season 2 with 2.3 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating — well below both its freshman averages (3.4 mil/0.7, airing Mondays) as well as what Empire averaged in the Tuesday time slot last season (2.7 mil/0.7).

TVLine readers gave the sophomore opener an average grade of “A-“; read post mortem.

Opening Fox’s night, The Resident returned to 3.8 mil0/6, down a tick from its previous averages (4 mil/0.7, TVLine reader grade “A+”; read post mortem) and matching its demo low.


NBC | Zoey’s Playlist (2.6 mil/0.4, read post mortem) and This Is Us (5.3 mil/0.9, read recap and post mortem) both dipped, though the latter still topped Tuesday in both measures (with CBS in rerun mode). Nurses (2.6 mil/0.4) rose a tenth in the demo.

THE CW | Two-Sentence Horror Stories‘ Season 2 premiere averaged 530K/0.1, down a tick from time slot predecessor Swamp Thing‘s averages (710K/0.12). Trickster‘s Stateside debut (441K/0.1) was on par with Tell Me a Story Season 2 (376K/0.1).

ABC | Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2.2 mil/0.4) fell way shy of last week’s Lion King.

The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. In people who have kidney problems, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting may cause a loss of fluids.

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