This Is Us finally (9.7 million/2.7 rating) returned to the air last night after its winter hiatus, and it did so in winning fashion.
The demo tally was right on par with its fall finale. Before the juggernaut's return, Ellen's Game of Games (8 million/2.1 rating) continued to dominate the 8/7c hour.
Yes, NBC has already renewed the latter because it's performing excellently.
Closing out NBC's night was Chicago Med (6.9 million/1.4 rating) which inched down vs. last week.
Fox: Lethal Weapon (4.2 million/1.0 rating) and The Mick (2 million/0.7 rating) each lost a tenth, but LA to Vegas (2.6 million/0.8 rating) slipped three tenths.
ABC: The Middle (5.4 million/1.3 rating), Fresh Off the Boat (3.6 million/1.0 rating) and blackish (3.8 million/1.0 rating) slipped while Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (2.4 million/0.7 rating) was steady.
Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.