Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016

Note: The CW was pre-empted in New York and Hartford for baseball, so its numbers are subject to greater revisions than usual.

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.4/9 11.31
Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – P 1.4/5 4.59
NCIS (CBS) – R 0.8/3 6.58
Coupled (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – F 0.4/2 1.16
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) 0.5/2 1.58
8:30 p.m. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) 0.5/2 1.60
9 p.m. Zoo (CBS) 0.8/3 4.45
MADtv (The CW) 0.4/1 1.15
10 p.m. Running Wild with Bear Grylls (NBC) 1.4/5 5.31
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R 0.7/3 5.11
Mistresses (ABC) 0.6/3 2.47


The third season of “Bachelor in Paradise” premiered to better ratings Tuesday than it got in all of Season 2. It earned a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.59 million viewers, its best performance since the Season 1 finale in 2014. “Mistresses” (0.6), however, was down a tenth of a point vs. its most recent Monday airing last week.

“America’s Got Talent” (2.4) was up week to week for NBC, and it helped “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” (1.4) top its Monday premiere by three tenths. It tied its second-highest demo rating and had its biggest total audience ever at 5.31 million.

“Zoo” is currently even with last week’s fast-national 0.8 (it adjusted down in the finals). The finale of “Coupled” posted a 0.4 for FOX, in line with its average.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.1/8 1.1/4 0.8/3 0.4/2 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 9.31 3.88 5.38 1.16 1.37


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.9/5, 2.3/6

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.2/6

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/2, 1.5/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.1/4

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.0/3

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.1/4

: 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:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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