TV Ratings: NBC’s ‘This Is Us’ and Fox’s ‘The Resident’ Lead Tuesday Night

A new, sixth episode of NBC’s syrupy romantic family drama, “This Is Us,” led Tuesday night’s primetime fast affiliate ratings both in total viewers and in the key, adults ages 18-49 demographic, proving that TV watchers in the U.S. are craving comfort, sappiness and tear-inducing plotlines in a not-so uplifting time. The 9 p.m. telecast of the episode, titled “Birth Mother,” drew in a 0.9 rating in the key demo and 5.31 million viewers, improving upon last week’s total 5.2 million viewers and showing substantial boosts after its unimpressive fifth season debut ratings in October.Runnerup in the Nielsen ...

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