Tuesday TV Ratings: Does ‘Superman & Lois’ Premiere Soar Above the Competition?

Tyler Hoechlin Superman & Lois Series Premiere Clark Kent
The CW

Superman & Lois debuted on February 23, and while its numbers were nowhere near The CW’s other 2021 premiere (Walker), it did bring in the most viewers at 8/7c on a Tuesday (1.7 million) since 2019 (The Flash).

But it was a rerun of NCIS that won the night in viewers (5.3 million) and a new episode of This Is Us that scored the victory in the key demo (0.9 rating among adults 18-49). However, the latter was down from last week (1.1 rating, 5.6 million viewers).

Here’s the breakdown for Tuesday, February 23, 2021 (numbers are fast-affiliate based):

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating Total Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. To Tell the Truth (ABC) 0.5 3.8
NCIS (CBS) 0.4 5.3
Young Rock (NBC) 0.7 3.5
The Resident (Fox) 0.2 1.4
Superman & Lois (CW) 0.3 1.7
8:30 p.m. Kenan (NBC) 0.5 2.7
9:00 p.m. black-ish (ABC) 0.5 2.4
FBI (CBS) 0.4 4.9
This Is Us (NBC) 0.9 5.0
Prodigal Son (Fox) 0.2 874,000
Superman & Lois (CW) 0.3 1.5
9:30 p.m. mixed-ish (ABC) 0.4 2.0
10 p.m. To Tell the Truth (ABC) 0.4 2.2
FBI: Most Wanted (CBS) 0.3 3.9
Nurses (NBC) 0.3 2.2