Ratings: ‘Kenan’ Finale Can’t Keep NBC Out of 5th-Place Tie With Telemundo

Tony Maglio
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CBS tops Tuesday primetime with “NCIS,” “FBI” and “FBI: Most Wanted” CBS finished first on Tuesday, when NBC’s “Kenan” season finale was a non-factor. When you factor in that “This Is Us” was in reruns, NBC’s fifth-place tie with Telemundo was essentially inevitable. NBC and Telemundo are both under the NBCUniversal umbrella, which is owned by Comcast. So at least there’s some camaraderie in this tie. Not that NBC executives will take much comfort in that fact. In overall audience size, CBS’ “NCIS” actually beat the rest of the Big 4 competition combined at 8 o’clock. The network’s “FBI” pulled off the same feat at 9 p.m. — and by a wider margin. Fox, ABC and Univision tied for second place in the key demo’s ratings. CBS was first in ratings with a 0.6 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 7 million, according to preliminary numbers. Each of the network’s procedural dramas received a 0.6 rating and 4 share. “NCIS” at 8 earned 8.2 million total viewers. At 9, “FBI” had 7.4 million total viewers. “FBI: Most Wanted” at 10 got 5.5 million total viewers. Fox, ABC and Univision tied for second...

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