Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. NCIS (CBS) 1.1/5 11.68
The Voice (NBC) 1.0/5 7.09
American Housewife (ABC) 0.8/4 3.90
MasterChef Junior (FOX) 0.7/3 2.51
The Flash (The CW) 0.6/3 1.83
8:30 p.m. The Kids Are Alright (ABC) 0.7/3 3.12
9 p.m. FBI (CBS) 0.9/4 8.73
Black-ish (ABC) 0.8/4 3.52
The Village (NBC) 0.6/3 3.88
Mental Samurai (FOX) 0.5/2 1.71
Roswell, New Mexico (The CW) 0.3/1 1.07
9:30 p.m. Bless This Mess (ABC) – P 0.9/4 4.63
10 p.m. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 0.7/3 6.63
The Rookie (ABC) – F 0.7/3 3.99
New Amsterdam (NBC) 0.6/3 4.45


ABC’s “Bless This Mess” got off to a solid start in the Tuesday primetime ratings this week.

The network’s latest freshman comedy scored a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49 with 4.63 million viewers, making it ABC’s highest-rated broadcast of the night. That puts it even in the demo with how the season 2 premiere of “Splitting Up Together” performed in the same time slot back in October, but higher than the 0.7 rating and 2.76 million viewers that “Splitting Up Together” averaged throughout its season.

The “Bless This Mess” premiere also grew from its “Black-ish” (0.8) lead-in, which in turn was up a tenth from its previous episode. “American Housewife” (0.8), “The Kids Are Alright” (0.7), and the season finale of “The Rookie” (0.7) were all up one-tenth week-to-week as well.

Meanwhile, it was another rough Tuesday night for NBC, starting with “The Voice” at 8 p.m., which fell from the 1.2 it had scored last Tuesday to a series low 1.0 this week. “The Village” (0.6) and “New Amsterdam” (0.6) also hit new lows, down a tenth from their ratings a week ago.

With “The Voice” ticking down, CBS’ “NCIS” took the night’s no. 1 spot in the adults 18-49 demo, despite also slipping from a 1.2 to a 1.1 this week. “FBI” tied for third in the night with the same 0.9 as its last episode, while “NCIS: New Orleans” climbed back up from a 0.6 to a 0.7.

On the CW, “The Flash” returned from several weeks off with a 0.6, up a tenth from its last outing’s 0.5. “Roswell, New Mexico” also managed to tick up from a 0.2 to a 0.3. Additionally, FOX’s “MasterChef Junior” (0.7) stayed even, as did “Mental Samurai” (0.5).

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.9/4 0.8/4 0.7/3 0.6/3 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 9.01 3.86 5.14 2.11 1.45


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

11:35 p.m.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.6/5

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/3, 1.5/4

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.3/2, 2.6/7

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.2/5

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.2/2, 0.9/3


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: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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