'mixed-ish' Beats 'black-ish'; 'This Is Us' & 'NCIS' Top Tuesday Night Ratings
As premiere week continued, millions of viewers tuned in to see Ziva's return to NCIS Tuesday. Though there were quite a few returning shows with solid premieres, the two new shows of the night had decent ratings.
ABC featured a mix of debuts and established series, with the former, mixed-ish and Emergence, pulling in near-identical numbers. The black-ish prequel had 4.01 million viewers — beating the original's 3.52 million — to the new sci-fi drama's 4.11 million. However, the comedy had a slight edge in its rating among adults 18-49 (0.9 to 0.8).
As for the rest of the night, CBS' long-running drama beat everyone in viewers with 12.27 million, while This Is Us won with a 1.8 rating.
The telekinetic powered child left viewers questioning how much she really knows in the series premiere.
NBC's The Voice (1.5) and New Amsterdam (1.1) also topped their time slots in rating, while CBS' FBI (8.76 million) and NCIS: New Orleans (6.74 million) had the edge in viewers at 10/9c. (We'll have to wait to see if anything changes in final ratings for New Amsterdam since This Is Us was an extended episode.)
The Conners returned with a 1.3 rating and 5.68 million viewers, down from last season's finale (1.5, 7.73).
David Schulner also teases Iggy and Reynolds' personal lives and an upcoming cliffhanger in Season 2.
Empire kicked off its final season down as well from last season's finale, with a 1.0 rating and 3.35 million viewers, both series lows.