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

Tony Maglio
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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 after 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. NBC settled for a fifth-place tie in the key demo’s ratings last night with Telemundo. Both broadcast channels are owned by NBCUniversal. Also Read: Alex Trebek's Final 'Jeopardy!' Week Soars to Season-High Ratings 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...

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