Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) 1.5/7 8.44
NCIS (CBS) – F 1.4/6 13.07
The Middle (ABC) – F 1.3/6 5.35
The Flash (The CW) 0.9/4 2.44
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 0.7/3 1.70
8:30 p.m. American Housewife (ABC) – F 1.2/5 4.44
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 0.6/3 1.42
9 p.m. Bull (CBS) 1.2/5 10.88
Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) – F 1.0/4 3.53
Prison Break (FOX) 0.9/4 2.42
Great News (NBC) 0.7/3 3.51
iZombie (The CW) 0.3/1 0.91
9:30 p.m. Imaginary Mary (ABC) – F 0.8/3 2.82
Great News (NBC) 0.6/3 2.68
10 p.m. Chicago Fire (NBC) – F 1.3/5 6.22
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – F 1.1/4 9.10
Agents of SHIELD (ABC) – F 0.7/3 2.16

 

A trio of season finales had their ratings tick up Tuesday night.

“Chicago Fire” (1.3 among adults 18-49), “The Middle” (1.3) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (1.1) all ended their seasons up a tenth of a point from last week. Several other finales — “NCIS,” “American Housewife,” “Fresh Off the Boat” and “Agents of SHIELD” — were even with last week, while the last episode of the canceled “Imaginary Mary” (0.8) dipped a tenth.

“The Voice” (1.5) hit a low for the spring cycle on NBC, and “Great News” (0.7/0.6) was off from last week’s 0.8/0.7. “The Flash” (0.9) was also down on The CW and tied its series low, pending updates.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (0.7/0.6) and “Prison Break” (0.9) were even with last week for FOX. “iZombie” was down from last week’s early ratings but even with its final 0.3.

Network averages:

CBS NBC ABC FOX CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.3/5 1.1/4 1.0/4 0.8/3 0.6/2
Total Viewers (millions) 11.02 5.92 3.41 1.99 1.67

 

Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.7/4, 2.0/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.7/7

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/2, 1.4/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.3/5

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.0/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.1/4

Definitions:
Rating
: 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.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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