To be fair to those behemoths, every single broadcast show not named “New Amsterdam” or “The Rookie” — a pair of 10 p.m. series — declined among adults 18-49.
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NBC was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 7.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.4 and 8.2 million viewers. At 9, “This Is Us” put up a 1.8 and 7.9 million viewers. “New Amsterdam” at 10 received a 1.1 and 5.9 million viewers.
CBS was second in ratings with a 1.0 and first in viewers with 9.4 million.