‘This Is Us’ adjusts up, ‘Lethal Weapon’ adjusts down: Tuesday final ratings

Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, March 6, 2018

“This Is Us” adjusted up from Tuesday’s early ratings to the finals, taking sole possession of the night’s top adults 18-49 rating.

The NBC ticked up a tenth of a point to 2.3, breaking a tie with “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” on ABC. The only other change from the early numbers was a 0.1 downward adjustment for “Lethal Weapon,” which finishes at 0.9.

Upward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in blue; downward adjustments are in red.

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Bachelor: After the Final Rose (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – S 2.2/8 7.77
The Voice (NBC) 2.1/8 10.09
NCIS (CBS) 1.4/6 12.92
Lethal Weapon (FOX) 0.9/4 4.00
The Flash (The CW) 0.7/3 2.04
9 p.m. This Is Us (NBC) 2.3/8 8.90
Bull (CBS) 1.1/4 10.11
LA to Vegas (FOX) 0.7/3 2.08
Black Lightning (The CW) 0.5/2 1.46
9:30 p.m. The Mick (FOX) 0.6/2 1.72
10 p.m. Chicago Med (NBC) 1.4/5 7.03
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 0.9/4 8.44
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC) – F 0.7/3 2.51


Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.9/7 1.8/6 1.2/5 0.8/3 0.6/2
Total Viewers (millions) 8.67 6.02 10.49 2.95 1.75


: 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.