Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, October 23, 2018

As expected, FOX’s broadcast of game 1 of the World Series adjusted up from Tuesday’s early adults 18-49 ratings to the finals this afternoon, but fell slightly short of game 1 last year. The Dodgers vs. Red Sox game adjusted up from its initial 3.4 to a 3.7, two-tenths lower than the 3.9 final of the 2017 opener.

NBC’s “New Amsterdam” was the only other show to adjust from the preliminary ratings, ticking up from a 1.3 to a 1.4.

Upward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in blue.

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. 2018 World Series (FOX) (8-11 p.m.) 3.7/17 13.76
The Conners (ABC) 1.7/7 8.00
The Voice (NBC) 1.6/7 8.44
NCIS (CBS) 1.2/5 11.26
The Flash (The CW) 0.7/3 1.87
8:30 p.m. The Kids Are Alright (ABC) 1.1/5 5.08
9 p.m. This is Us (NBC) 2.1/8 8.53
FBI (CBS) 1.0/5 8.82
Black-ish (ABC) 0.9/4 3.72
Black Lightning (The CW) 0.4/2 1.18
9:30 p.m. Splitting Up Together (ABC) 0.7/3 2.90
10 p.m. New Amsterdam (NBC) 1.4/6 6.37
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 0.8/3 7.12
The Rookie (ABC) 0.8/3 4.54


Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 3.7/17 1.7/7 1.0/5 1.0/5 0.5/2
Total Viewers (millions) 13.76 7.78 9.07 4.85 1.53


: 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:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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