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Without ‘This Is Us,’ NBC Settles for 5th-Place Ratings Tie With Telemundo

NBC drama’s Tuesday episode was pushed last-minute due to COVID-related production delays

When “This Is Us” is away– well, no one really played last night. But CBS finished first in primetime! Airing not one but two “NCIS” episodes ensured that.

Hit NBC drama “This Is Us” ran a rerun on Tuesday when the previously planned original episode was pushed last-minute due to COVID-related production delays. The same is happening next week. Though the series settled for a series low last week in Nielsen’s Live + Same Day ratings, a “This Is Us” record-low is still pretty darn good — especially these days.

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NBC settled for a fifth-place tie in the key demo’s ratings last night with Telemundo. Both broadcast channels are owned by NBCUniversal.

CBS was first in ratings with a 0.7 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 7.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. “NCIS” at 8 p.m. drew a 0.8/5 and 9.3 million viewers. A second episode at 9 received a 0.7/4 and 8.5 million viewers. “FBI: Most Wanted” at 10 had a 0.5/3 and 5.7 million viewers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 0.5/3 and in viewers with 2.8 million. “The Resident” at 8 got a 0.5/3 and 3.3 million viewers. At 9, “Prodigal Son” had a 0.5/3 and 2.3 million viewers.

ABC and Univision tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.4. ABC had a 3 share, Univision got a 2. ABC was third in total viewers with 2.6 million, Univision was fifth with 1.4 million.

ABC aired reruns last night, including a re-airing of 2015 movie “Cinderella.”

NBC and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.3/2. NBC was fourth in total viewers with 2 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.1 million.

For NBC, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” had a 0.4/3 and 2.4 million viewers. Following the “This Is Us” repeat, “Nurses” at 10 got a 0.2/2 and 1.8 million viewers.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.1/1 and in viewers with 476,000. “Two Sentence Horror Stories” at 8 had a 0.1/1 and 558,000 viewers. “Trickster” at 9 got a 0.1/0 and 395,000 viewers.

Tony Maglio