Tuesday TV Ratings 2/23/21: Superman & Lois Starts Below Walker, Young Sheldon and Kenan Have Large Drops, Nurses Ends Steady Behind Fractional This Is Us (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: The series premiere of 'Superman & Lois' (0.3) began on solid footing by CW standards but fell a bit short of what 'Walker' (0.37) garnered in January. Nonetheless, seeing a number above a 0.1 rating on this netlet is a rather impressive feat. A 'Legacy of Hope' special (0.3) followed the 'Superman' debut at 9:30. Over on NBC, it was an absolute bloodbath as new sitcoms 'Young Rock' (0.7) and 'Kenan' (0.5) each lost three-tenths after their strong starts from last week. Although 'Rock' still remains in respectable territory, 'Kenan' will have to stop the slippage fast to strengthen its renewal chances. 'This Is Us' (0.9) took a two-tenth dip and dropped to a new low at 9 while 'Nurses' (0.3) held even for its 10pm finale. ABC's 'Black-ish' (0.5) inched down as 'Mixed-ish' (0.4) tied its week-ago episode in the 9pm hour. The two sitcoms were sandwiched by an 8pm and 10pm edition of 'To Tell the Truth' (0.5/0.4). The latter was down markedly from its previous outing (0.65). CBS had repeats of 'NCIS' (0.4), 'FBI' (0.3), and FBI: Most Wanted' (0.3) that trounced Fox's 'Resident' (0.2) and 'Prodigal Son' (0.2) encores. 

Finals Update: 'Young Rock' (0.8, +0.1), the 8pm 'To Tell the Truth' (0.6, +0.1), 'Superman & Lois' (0.4, +0.1), 'Kenan' (0.6, +0.1), 'This Is Us' (1.0, +0.1), and repeats of 'The Resident' (0.3, +0.1), 'NCIS' (0.5, +0.1) and 'FBI' (0.5, +0.1) all adjusted up. The 'Legacy of Hope' special (0.2, -0.1) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMYoung Rock0.77/53.61NBC

To Tell The Truth0.56/43.90ABC

NCIS (R)0.47/35.47CBS

Superman & Lois (Series Premiere)0.37/21.75The CW

The Resident (R)0.26/21.45Fox
8:30 PMKenan0.55/42.76NBC
9 PMThis Is Us0.97/65.10NBC


FBI (R)0.46/35.03CBS

Prodigal Son (R)0.20/10.91Fox
9:30 PMMixedish0.43/32.11ABC

Legacy of Hope0.24/21.24The CW
10 PMTo Tell the Truth0.43/32.26ABC

FBI: Most Wanted (R)0.34/24.01CBS

Nurses (F)0.34/22.20NBC
(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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