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TV Ratings: ‘This Is Us’ Penultimate Episode Rises, ‘The Flash’ Ticks Down

After a week off thanks to President Donald Trump’s first congressional address, NBC’s “This Is Us” returned in about as fine form as it gets. The penultimate episode of the family drama notched a near-high 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic and an impressive average audience of 11.04 million.

As it’s known to do, lead-in “The Voice” started off a bit slow in the first half-hour, then spiked in the second half-hour, coming in with a 2.6 in the demo (starting at a 2.4 and growing to a 2.8) and 11.5 million total viewers. Perhaps of note, though, is that “This Is Us” officially pulls in a bigger 18-34 rating these days, with a 1.8 last night compared to a 1.5 for “The Voice.” A specially slotted “Chicago Justice,” perhaps in reaction to three episodes of the new series airing in a week’s span, lost a fair bit of its “This Is Us” lead-in, but still garnered a respectable-for-10 o’clock 1.3 in the demo and 6.17 million viewers.

CBS came in with its usual Tuesday night fare. “NCIS” brought in a 1.6 in the demo and 14.06 million viewers. “Bull” stayed at a 1.4 and 10.33 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” drew a 1.1 and 8.93 million viewers.

ABC’s comedies ticked down slightly. “The Middle” reeled in a 1.4 in the demo and 6.1 million viewers. “American Housewife” matched with a 1.4 and 5.16 million viewers. “Fresh Off the Boat” was down to a 1.1 and 3.68 million viewers. “The Real O’Neals” held at a 0.9 and 2.89 million viewers. The premiere of “People Icons” attracted an unpleasant 0.5 in the demo and 2.6 million viewers at 10 p.m.

Fox’s comedies were in repeats leading into a new “Bones,” which brought in a 0.7 and 2.85 million viewers.

Over on The CW, “The Flash” inched down from last week with a 0.9 and 2.49 million viewers, as did “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” with a 0.5 and 1.55 million viewers.

As a reminder, many of these series will see lifts of 50% or more once viewing within three and seven days is counted.

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