Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. NCIS (CBS) 1.1/5 11.57
American Housewife (ABC) 0.9/4 4.25
The Village (NBC) 0.7/3 4.35
MasterChef Junior (FOX) 0.7/3 2.84
The Flash (The CW) 0.5/3 1.38
8:30 p.m. The Kids Are Alright (ABC) 0.7/3 3.25
9 p.m. The Voice (NBC) 0.9/4 6.19
FBI (CBS) 0.8/4 8.83
Black-ish (ABC) 0.7/3 2.91
Mental Samurai (FOX) 0.6/3 1.80
The 100 (The CW) – P 0.3/1 0.90
9:30 p.m. Bless This Mess (ABC) 0.7/3 3.19
10 p.m. New Amsterdam (NBC) 0.8/4 5.25
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 0.7/3 7.23
1969 (ABC) 0.4/2 2.38


“NCIS” returned from a week off with a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49, matching its previous episode and taking the night’s no. 1 spot in the demo. The show’s 11.57 million viewer audience was the largest of the night as well. Its lead-out, “FBI,” returned with a 0.8, down a tenth from its last episode’s 0.9 and tying its season low.

Rounding out the night for CBS, “NCIS: New Orleans” managed to tick up from a 0.6 to a 0.7 this week. Combined, the three shows gave CBS the Tuesday night win in both the adults 18-49 demo and the total viewers measure.

Elsewhere, ABC’s “American Housewife” hit a two-month high, rising one-tenth to a 0.9. “The Kids Are Alright” followed it with a 0.7, also up from its previous 0.6. “Black-ish” (0.7), “Bless This Mess” (0.7), and “1969” (0.4) all matched their ratings from a week ago.

On NBC, “The Village” ticked up from a 0.6 to a 0.7, while “The Voice” (0.9) and “New Amsterdam” (0.8) both held steady week-to-week. The same could not be said for “MasterChef Junior,” which slipped back down from a 0.8 to a 0.7. “Mental Samurai,” however, climbed up a tenth to a 0.6.

The CW’s “The Flash” posted a 0.5, down one-tenth from its 0.6 final last Tuesday. It led into the season 6 premiere of “The 100,” which grabbed a 0.3, a tenth below its fifth season premiere’s 0.4, but even with its overall season average.

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) 9.21 5.26 2.32 3.06 1.14


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.8/8

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/2, 1.7/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.3/2, 1.4/4

12:35 a.m.

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

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.2/2, 1.0/4

“Nightline”: 0.2/1, 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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