Tuesday Overnights: NBC Leads; More Success for ‘Will & Grace’

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER December 5, 2017
Household Rating/Share
NBC: 5.0/ 8, CBS: 4.2/ 7, ABC: 2.5/ 4, Fox: 2.4/ 4, CW: 1.5/ 2
-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: +100, CW: +15, ABC: no change, NBC: -19, CBS: -45
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-Ratings Breakdown:
With CBS in repeats it was NBC’s turn to dominate the Tuesday household overnights. “The Voice” led the evening, with a 6.4 rating/11 share in the 8 p.m. ET hour. And that led into Tuesday night holiday editions of “Will & Grace” (#1: 5.0/ 8), which proves that a revival can indeed be successful, and “Superstore” (#2: 3.0/ 5), which is so worthy of a larger audience. For my take on why the return of “Will & Grace” is successful, click here.
At 10 p.m. on NBC was drama “Chicago Med” at a first-place 4.5/ 8, which bested a repeat of “Bull” on CBS (#2: 3.2/ 6) and an original installment of freshman “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” on ABC (#3: 1.8/ 3) by 41 percent and 150 percent, respectively. As always, the “Chicago” franchise on the Peacock net remains a reliable component in primetime.
Earlier in the evening on CBS were encore telecasts of “NCIS” (#2: 5.3/ 9 at 8 p.m.) and a Tuesday 9 p.m. edition of “SEAL Team” (#2: 3.9/ 6). ABC, meanwhile, had nothing unusual to report with its 8-10 p.m. sitcom block – “The Middle” (#3: 3.9/ 7), “Fresh off the Boat” (#4: 2.5/ 4), “black-ish” (#3: 2.9/ 5) and “The Mayor” (#3: 2.0/ 3). The network, needless to say, will miss reliable “The Middle” next season.
Elsewhere, Fox featured “Lethal Weapon” (#4: 3.2/ 5 at 8 p.m.) and sitcoms “The Mick” (#4: 1.8/ 3 at 9 p.m.) and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (#4: 1.5/ 2 at 9:30 p.m.). The CW featured “Arrow” (#5: 1.8/ 3 at 8 p.m.) and “”D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (#5: 1.3/ 2 at 9 p.m.). And both networks were at typical Tuesday household overnight levels.
What follows are the household overnight results for Tuesday, December 5 by half-hour:
8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Middle”: 3.9/ 7 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 5.3/ 9 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.3/10 (#1)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon”: 3.2/ 5 (#4)
CW – “The Flash”: 1.8/ 3 (#5)
8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Fresh Off the Boat”: 2.5/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 5.4/ 9 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.6/11 (#1)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon”: 3.2/ 5 (#4)
CW – “The Flash”: 1.7/ 3 (#5)
9:00 p.m.
ABC – “black-ish”: 2.9/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “SEAL Team” (R): 4.1/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “Will & Grace”: 5.0/ 8 (#1)
Fox – “The Mick”: 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow”: 1.3/ 2 (#5)
9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Mayor”: 2.0/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “SEAL Team” (R): 3.7/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “Superstore”: 3.0/ 5 (#2)
Fox – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”: 1.5/ 2 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow”: 1.2/ 2 (#5)
10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World”: 1.9/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 3.2/ 6 (#2)
ABC – “Chicago Med”: 4.5/ 8 (#1)
10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World”: 1.7/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 3.2/ 6 (#2)
ABC – “Chicago Med”: 4.4/ 8 (#1)
Source: Nielsen Media Research
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