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Tuesday TV Ratings 9/26/17: True Crime Mediocre, This Is Us Returns Huge (UPDATED)

Tuesday was This Is Us's world and everyone else was just living in it. NBC's smash hit drama returned for its second season even more enormous than before, pulling a 3.8 for its season 2 debut. It's easily a series high, 0.4 away from its finale and a solid point above its premiere. The Voice returned to Tuesdays with a 2.6, tied with its Monday premiere but about down about 0.8 from the Fall of 2016. The show's undeniably down, but it's not like 2.6 is a bad number by any stretch of the imagination. At 10 on NBC, Law & Order True Crime debuted with a super mediocre 1.7. Considering that This Is Us was at 3.8, True Crime's 1.7 s not even a little promising (especially with the drop at 10:30), but it's only the premiere and NBC has bigger concerns at the moment than a 1.7. Even still, the show should be worried. CBS had a rough return after dominating Monday. NCIS returned with a 1.6, below its 2016-17 average and way below its 2016 premiere. This is actually a bigger year-to-year decline than it suffered last year with Michael Weatherly's departure. Speaking of him, his own show Bull had a rather disappointing return, with an okay-but-not-great 1.2 for its premiere. It's up a tad from the season 1 finale, but its down A LOT from the season 1 average. Behind it, NCIS: New Orleans also struggled, pulling the same 1.0 as Scorpion. Unlike Scorpion, NO can at least say that its lead-in wasn't a 1.6, so it's a bit less ugly. Still, CBS's dramas are no doubt struggling this season, and the network is gonna have to hope that changes tonight, with Criminal Minds and SEAL Team. ABC had the Celebrity Family Feud finale with a strangely solid 1.3, which lead into a rough 1.2 for Dancing With the Stars. The ABC dancing staple isn't doing well (at all) this season, but this number should be taken with a grain of salt considering that this isn't the show's regular night or time. Fox debuted its new lineup, and while none of its shows did amazing, it looks like the lineup will do a bit better than last year's disastrous Fall Tuesday lineup. Lethal Weapon began the season with a 1.2, tying its season one low point but still a bit above the comedy duo's ratings from 2016. At 9, The Mick and Brooklyn Nine-Nine struggled, with a 0.9 for Mick and a 0.8 for Nine-Nine. They're below Scream Queens from last year, but considering where that ended up, they'll likely end up being improvements on that slot when all is said and done. Even still, these aren't  very impressive numbers for any of the Fox shows.

Finals: The Voice (+0.1), This Is Us (+0.1), and Bull (+0.1) adjusted up. Law & Order True Crime (-0.1), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (-0.1), and a Legends of Tomorrow repeat (-0.1) adjusted down.
Time
Show
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PMThe Voice (P)2.7/1110.93NBC

NCIS (P)1.6/713.29CBS

Celebrity Family Feud (F)1.3/66.07ABC

Lethal Weapon (P)1.2/54.37Fox

The Flash (R)0.2/10.63The CW
9 PMThis Is Us (P)3.9/1412.94NBC

Bull (P) 1.3/510.06CBS

Dancing With the Stars1.2/57.22ABC

The Mick (P)0.9/32.67Fox

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (R)0.2/10.65The CW
9:30 PMBrooklyn Nine-Nine (P)0.7/32.00Fox
10 PMLaw & Order True Crime (Series Premiere)1.6/76.06NBC

NCIS: New Orleans (P)1.0/48.78CBS