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Ratings: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine,’ ‘New Girl’ Crossovers Actually Fall From Last Week

So much for stunt programming in the sitcom world.

Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “New Girl” episodes last night both dropped from the prior week. That’s particularly glaring as the two shows crossed-over with one another last night. Somewhere, procedural kingpin and crossover pioneer Dick Wolf is getting a kick out of the competition’s highly disappointing swing-and-miss.

Meanwhile, on demo-winner NBC, new hit “This Is Us” actually built on the previous half-hour of lead-in “The Voice” — that makes the drama the first scripted series to ever accomplish that. CBS finished first among total viewers on Tuesday thanks to “NCIS” and “Bull.”

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NBC was first in ratings with a 2.4 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 9.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. had a 2.5/9 and 10.6 million viewers. At 9, “This Is Us” scored a 2.8/9 and 9.8 million viewers. The “Chicago Fire” season premiere at 10 received a 1.8/6 and 7.5 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.5/5 and in viewers with 12.4 million. “NCIS” at 8 earned a 1.7/6 and 14.5 million viewers. At 9, “Bull” posted a 1.6/5 and 13 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 10 landed a 1.2/4 and 9.7 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.4/5 and in viewers with 4.6 million. “The Middle” at 8 premiered to a 1.7/7 and 6.6 million viewers. At 8:30, “American Housewife” debuted to a 1.8/6 and 6.5 million viewers. “Fresh Off the Boat” at 9 returned to a 1.5/5 and 5 million viewers. At 9:30, “The Real O’Neals” kicked off Season to with a 1.2/4 and 3.8 million viewers. “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” at 10 got a 0.9/3 and 2.8 million viewers.

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Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 1.84 million. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at 8 kicked off the crossover event to a 0.9/3 and 2.1 million viewers. At 8:30, “New Girl” finished the arc off with a 0.9/3 and 2 million viewers. “Scream Queens” at 9 managed a 0.7/2 and 1.6 million viewers.

The CW and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.7/2. CW was fifth in total viewers with 1.80 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.75 million.

For CW, “The Flash” at 8 had a 1.0/4 and 2.7 million viewers. At 9, “No Tomorrow” got a 0.3/1 and 843,000 viewers.

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Univision was seventh in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.

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