Tuesday final ratings: ‘Better Late Than Never,’ everything else unchanged


Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

Tuesday’s fast national ratings in adults 18-49 all carried through to the finals. Updated viewer averages are below.

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.4/9 11.26
Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) 1.4/5 4.85
NCIS (CBS) – R 0.8/3 7.40
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) – R 0.5/2 1.32
The Flash (The CW) – R 0.3/1 0.86
8:30 p.m. New Girl (FOX) – R 0.4/1 1.02
9 p.m. Zoo (CBS) 0.8/3 4.83
Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise (ABC) 0.7/2 2.78
Lucifer (FOX) – R 0.4/1 1.36
MADtv (The CW) 0.2/1 0.66
10 p.m. Better Late Than Never (NBC) – P 1.6/6 7.35
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R 0.7/3 4.90
The View: 20 Years in the Making (ABC) – S 0.4/2 2.69


Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.1/8 0.8/3 0.8/3 0.4/1 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 9.96 3.44 5.71 1.27 0.76


: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. 
Share (of Audience): 
The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
 Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include  viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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