TV Ratings: ‘FBI’ Finale Scores Season High as CBS Wins Tuesday

Will Thorne

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FBI” rounded off its sophomore outing with even bigger numbers than usual in the absence of “This Is Us,” as CBS comfortably won the Tuesday night ratings race.

The Missy Peregrym and Zeeko Zaki-led series scored a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 10.8 million viewers with its series finale, which represents a season high in both metrics and also its most watched episode to date. It was helped by a strong lead-in from “NCIS,” which came in even at a 1.3 and a whopping 13.4 million total viewers. “FBI: Most Wanted” rounded off the night with a 0.9 rating and 8.2 million viewers, down from the season highs of last week.

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Meanwhile on Fox, “Empire” ticked down week-to-week to a 0.6 rating and 2.6 million total viewers. A promo which followed last night’s episode revealed that season 6 will be cut short, and that the final three episodes will air on April 21. A “Resident” replay preceded it, scoring a 0.5 rating and 2.2 million viewers.

Over on NBC, part 1 of NBC News’ coronavirus pandemic special report scored a 0.6 rating and 3.6 million total viewers. Replays of “Ellen’s Game of Games” and “New Amsterdam” scored a 1.0 and 4.8 million viewers, and a 0.5 and 2.9 million pairs of eyeballs respectively.

Over on ABC, the only new episode was “For Life,” which came in even on last week at a 0.6 and 2.4 million viewers. Reruns of “Bless This Mess,” “Mixed-ish” and “Black-ish” all scored a 0.4. A “Conners” replay kicked off the night with a 0.6.

Finally on the CW, replays of “The Flash” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” both delivered a 0.1 rating.

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