Ratings: NBC’s “Rise” Holds Fairly Steady In Week Two

“Rise” avoided a second-week drop.

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Ratings for the second episode of NBC’s “Rise” are roughly on par with those of the inaugural episode.

According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, Tuesday’s “Rise” drew a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 5.53 million overall viewers.

Last week’s premiere drew a 1.2 in the demo and 5.50 million in viewers. The numbers were decent by typical 2018 TV standards but underwhelming given the heavy hype and strong lead-in support (it aired out of the “This Is Us” season finale).

Airing out of “The Voice,” this week’s “Rise” received lesser lead-in support than last week’s premiere. Granted, the lead-in support was still quite strong (“The Voice” drew a 2.1 and 10.75 million viewers in the 8PM hour) — and theoretically quite compatible (a music competition series leading into a musical theater-driven drama).

This week’s episode, moreover, aired in a more favorable timeslot (9PM vs. 10PM).

But while the stability may not be cause for celebration (especially since last week’s premiere delivered underwhelming mark), it is certainly not bad news.

In addition to “The Voice” and “Rise,” NBC’s Tuesday schedule included “Chicago Med” (1.2, 6.86 million).

Written by Brian Cantor

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