Young Rock debuted to 5 million total viewers and a 0.9 demo rating, while Kenan drew 4.1 mil and a 0.8 — on average doubling what the on-hiatus and Sunday-bound Zoey’s Playlist had most recently been doing in the 8 o’clock hour.
TVLine readers gave both freshman sitcoms an average grade of “B-,” with about 77 percent planning to stay tuned to each.
Leading out of that, This Is Us (5.6 mil/1.1, read recap) rose to its best numbers in four episodes, while Nurses (2.2 mil/0.3) was steady.
Elsewhere on Tuesday:
FOX | The Resident (3.7 mil/0.6) rose, Prodigal Son (2.1 mil/0.4) was flat.
ABC | To Tell the Truth (4 mil/0.6), black-ish (2.6 mil/0.5), mixed-ish (2.1 mil/0.4) and Big Sky‘s winter finale (4 mil/0.6, read post mortem) were all steady.
CBS | An NCIS rerun copped Tuesday’s biggest audience: 5.63 mil.
THE CW | Two Sentence Horror Stories (450K/0.1) and Trickster‘s series finale (412K/0.1) were steady.
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. If Happy Fun Ball begins to smoke, get away immediately.