TV Ratings Report: Roswell, New Mexico Premieres Well

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Roswell, New Mexico debuted on The CW Tuesday night, and it scored respectable ratings. 

The alien drama got underway with a 0.4 rating in the demo and 1.5 million total viewers. 

It improved in the demo on time-slot predecessor, Black Lightning's average, so that's a big positive. 

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The true test will be whether the series can hold steady in the coming weeks or if will experience a big post-premiere drop. 

Earlier on The CW's night, The Flash returned and matched its season low in the demo with a 0.6 (1.7 million viewers) rating. 

Over on ABC, The Conners (6.6 million/1.3 rating), The Kids Are Alright (4.3 million/0.8 rating), Blackish (3.3 million/0.8 rating), Splitting Up Together (2.6 million/0.7 rating), and The Rookie (3.8 million/0.7 rating) were all in line with recent ratings. 

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NCIS (12.1 million/1.3 rating) built a tenth at CBS, while FBI (9.3 million/1.0 rating) and NCIS: New Orleans (7.3 million/0.8 rating) were all stable. 

Fox's rotation of Lethal Weapon (3.2 million/0.7 rating) and The Gifted (1.7 million/0.5 rating) were flat.

This Is Us (7.7 million/2.0 rating) inched down a tenth, while New Amsterdam (5.7 million/1.1 rating) perked up a tenth.  

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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