Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. American Housewife (ABC) 0.8/4 4.01
NCIS (CBS) – R 0.7/3 7.46
MasterChef Junior (FOX) 0.7/3 2.95
The Village (NBC) 0.6/3 4.11
The Flash (The CW) 0.5/3 1.62
8:30 p.m. Bless This Mess (ABC) – R 0.6/3 3.20
9 p.m. The Voice (NBC) 0.9/4 6.18
Black-ish (ABC) 0.7/3 3.21
NCIS (CBS) – R 0.6/3 6.48
Mental Samurai (FOX) 0.5/3 1.83
Roswell, New Mexico (The CW) – F 0.3/1 1.05
9:30 p.m. Bless This Mess (ABC) 0.7/3 3.58
10 p.m. New Amsterdam (NBC) 0.8/4 5.21
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 0.6/3 6.43
1969 (ABC) – P 0.4/2 2.96


It was a low night across the board in the Tuesday primetime ratings this week.

NBC’s “The Village” moved to the 8 p.m. hour, but posted the same 0.6 rating that it did a week ago, while “The Voice” moved to 9 p.m., and ticked down one-tenth to a series low 0.9. “New Amsterdam” capped off the night for NBC on a slightly better note though, as it managed to climb back up from its previous 0.6 to a 0.8, winning the 10 p.m. hour in the demo.

On ABC, “American Housewife” held steady with another 0.8, but the same couldn’t be said for “Black-ish,” which slipped from a 0.8 to a 0.7. After an encore broadcast of its pilot aired at 8:30 p.m. too, “Bless This Mess” took a predictable hit in its second week, falling from its premiere’s 0.9 to a 0.7. The series premiere of ABC’s new docuseries, “1969,” followed with a 0.4 and 2.96 million viewers.

Elsewhere, FOX’s “MasterChef Junior” (0.7) and “Mental Samurai” (0.5) both stayed even week-to-week yet again. The CW’s “The Flash” similarly held onto its previous 0.5, and the season finale of “Roswell, New Mexico” grabbed a 0.3, up a tenth from its penultimate episode’s 0.2.

Following a pair of “NCIS” reruns, a new episode of “NCIS: New Orleans” was CBS’ only original broadcast of the night, and grabbed the same 0.6 that it did last Tuesday.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.8/4 0.6/3 0.6/3 0.6/3 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 5.17 6.79 3.32 2.39 1.34


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/3, 1.8/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/3, 1.5/4

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.3/2, 2.0/6

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 1.0/4

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

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.1/1, 1.0/4


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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