The Flash returned for The CW and while it will likely be the highest rated premiere on the network this week, it’s down considerably from its premiere last season.
The Flash delivered a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 Tuesday night and 2.80 million viewers, its lowest premiere so far. It was off 0.3 from its debut last season and a tenth of a point below its 2016-17 average. Legends of Tomorrow premiered with a 0.6 demo rating and 1.74 million viewers, even with both last season’s premiere and its season average. Despite the drop for The Flash, Tuesday will likely be the strongest night for The CW throughout the season.
On CBS, NCIS (1.4 demo rating, 13.30 million viewers) and Bull (1.2 demo score and 11.08 million viewers) were steady with last week, and NCIS: New Orleans ticked up a tenth to a 1.1 demo rating and 9.50 million viewers.
On ABC, The Middle (1.4, 5.84 million viewers), Fresh Off the Boat (1.1, 4.09 million viewers), Black-ish (1.3, 4.45 million viewers), The Mayor (1.0, 3.43 million viewers) and Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (0.8, 3.61 million viewers) all slipped two tenths from their premieres last week on ABC. At FOX, Lethal Weapon hit a series-low 0.9 and 3.80 million viewers, dropping under a 1.0 for the first time, and The Mick (0.9, 2.28 million viewers) was down 0.2 vs. last week. Brooklyn Nine-Nine was steady at a 0.7 demo rating and 1.84 million viewers.
On NBC, Law & Order True Crime was steady at a 1.1 demo rating and 4.92 million viewers while This Is Us fell three tenths to a 2.8 demo score and 10.88 million viewers. The show still doubled its closest competition on the night.
How will your Tuesday shows hold up next week? Check back next Wednesday for the Tuesday ratings recap!