Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. NCIS (CBS) 1.1/5 11.63
Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) 1.1/5 5.25
The Goldbergs (ABC) – R 0.7/3 3.15
MasterChef Junior (FOX) 0.7/3 2.74
The Flash (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.88
8:30 p.m. Modern Family (ABC) – R 0.6/3 2.71
9 p.m. This is Us (NBC) – F 1.8/8 8.05
FBI (CBS) 0.9/4 9.06
Black-ish (ABC) 0.7/3 2.73
Mental Samurai (FOX) 0.6/3 1.85
Roswell, New Mexico (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.71
9:30 p.m. Splitting Up Together (ABC) 0.6/3 2.28
10 p.m. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 0.8/4 7.26
The Village (NBC) 0.8/4 4.33
The Rookie (ABC) 0.7/3 3.84


NBC continued to reign supreme in the Tuesday primetime ratings this week.

The season 3 finale of “This is Us” took the night’s no. 1 spot in the adults 18-49 demo with a 1.8 rating and 8.05 million viewers, up a tenth from the 1.7 it had scored last Tuesday. Its lead-in, “Ellen’s Game of Games,” went the other way, slipping from a 1.2 to a 1.1, while “The Village” (0.8) ticked up one-tenth.

On CBS, “NCIS” tied with “Game of Games” as the night’s second-highest-rated broadcast, but dipped from its previous 1.2 to a 1.1. “FBI,” which had its backdoor pilot for a potential spin-off, held steady week-to-week with another 0.9, and “NCIS: New Orleans” rose a tenth to a 0.8.

Elsewhere, airing after a “Modern Family” rerun, ABC’s “Black-ish” managed to inch back up from a 0.6 to a 0.7. “Splitting Up Together” (0.6) and “The Rookie” (0.7) capped off the night for ABC, and matched their ratings from a week ago.

FOX’s “MasterChef Junior” (0.7) and “Mental Samurai” (0.6) both stayed even as well. The CW took the night off with “Flash” and “Roswell, New Mexico” reruns.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.2/6 0.9/4 0.7/3 0.7/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 5.88 9.32 3.09 2.30 0.80


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.6/7

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.7/5

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/3, 1.6/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.1/4

“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 1.1/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.2/4


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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