Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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.) 1.6/8 9.35
Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.1/6 4.10
NCIS (CBS) – R 0.4/3 4.63
The Resident (FOX) – R 0.3/1 1.35
Pandora (The CW) 0.2/1 0.68
9 p.m. FBI (CBS) – R 0.4/2 4.04
First Responders Live (FOX) 0.3/2 1.48
Mysteries Decoded (The CW) 0.1/1 0.60
10 p.m. Bring the Funny (NBC) 0.7/4 3.89
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R 0.4/2 3.99
Bless This Mess (ABC) – R 0.4/2 1.63
10:30 p.m. black-ish (ABC) – R 0.3/2 1.31


“America’s Got Talent” carried NBC to another easy Tuesday ratings victory this week.

“Got Talent” topped the night’s primetime ratings with a 1.6 average rating in adults 18-49 and 9.35 million viewers, up from the 1.4 and 9.1 million viewers that it raked in last Tuesday. “Bring the Funny” followed it with the same 0.7 as its last outing, which kept it easily on top of the otherwise quiet 10 p.m. hour.

Opposite “America’s Got Talent,” ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” posted a 1.1 and 4.1 million viewers, steady with its broadcast from a week ago. Meanwhile, back-to-back “Bless This Mess” and “black-ish” reruns capped off the night for ABC once again.

Elsewhere, FOX’s “First Responders Live” scored its first-ever 0.3 rating at 9 p.m., down one-tenth from its previous 0.4. The CW’s “Pandora” went the other way, ticking up from its last episode’s 0.1 to a 0.2. “Mysteries Decoded,” however, matched its series premiere’s 0.1.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.3/7 0.8/4 0.4/2 0.3/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 7.53 3.22 4.22 1.41 0.64


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.3/2, 1.4/4

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.3/2, 1.3/4

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.1/1, 1.6/5

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 0.9/3

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.2/2, 0.8/3

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.1/1, 0.8/3


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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