Critiques: Superman & Lois Debut Offers CW Time Slot A 2 Yr Viewers Excessive

In the latest TV show ratings, the 90-minute premiere event by Superman & Lois averaged 1.71 million viewers and a demo rating of 0.4 – the first hour had The CW’s biggest audience in that time window (1.71 mil) in two years since The Flash 5 × 12. And while it wasn’t a full-blown Walker that debuted at 2.44 million and nearly 0.4 million last month, it delivered the second largest Audience of the season or series premiere of The CW since Batwoman around fall 2019.

TVLine readers gave Superman & Lois’ starting grade an average grade of “A-”. 93 percent plan to stay tuned when they land at their regular Tuesday-at-9 seat next week. Read our autopsy.


NBC | Young Rock (3.5 mil / 0.7) and Kenan (2.7 mil / 0.5) both fell sharply from their premieres, while This Is Us dropped to possibly series lows (5 mil / 0.9) , but on Tuesday the demo still took the lead. Read the executive summary, post-mortem and flash forwards updates. Nurses (2.2 mil / 0.3, TVLine reader rating “A-”) were stable with their freshman finals.

ABC | To tell the truth (3.8 mil / 0.5) and black (2.4 mil / 0.5) dipped, mixed (2 mil / 0.4) was stable.

CBS | An NCIS rerun drew the largest audience on Tuesday: 5.3 million

The Live + Same Day numbers given in our rating column do not reflect the overall performance of a program as there is increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, as well as viewing outside the home. Instead, these numbers (Nielsen Fast Nationals, unless labeled finals) aim to merely illustrate trends or superlatives. Warning: content can be hot!

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