Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017

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.) 2.7/11 13.10
The Middle (ABC) – R 0.6/3 2.87
NCIS (CBS) – R 0.5/2 6.02
Lethal Weapon (FOX) – R 0.5/2 1.77
The Flash (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.81
8:30 p.m. Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) – R 0.5/2 2.09
9 p.m. Bull (CBS) – R 0.5/2 5.02
Black-ish (ABC) -R 0.5/2 1.85
The Mick (FOX) – R 0.4/2 1.34
Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.66
9:30 p.m. Black-ish (ABC) -R 0.5/2 1.82
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) – R 0.3/1 1.17
10 p.m. World of Dance (NBC) – F 2.0/8 8.28
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R 0.6/2 5.33
Somewhere Between (ABC) 0.4/2 1.52


“World of Dance” ended its inaugural season on an up note Tuesday night. The NBC show scored its best adults 18-49 rating (2.0, pending updates) since the series premiere and its third-largest total audience with 8.28 million viewers. Even if it adjusts down as it’s done several times this summer, it should be no worst than tied for its second-best rating.

“America’s Got Talent” held steady with last week’s fast nationals at 2.7 (it adjusted up to 2.8 in the finals a week ago. The big night in primetime led to a boost for NBC’s late-night shows as well (see below). ABC’s “Somewhere Between” is currently at 0.4, also even with last week’s preliminary numbers.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.4/10 0.5/2 0.5/2 0.4/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 11.49 5.46 1.95 1.51 0.73


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.9/5, 2.4/6

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.4/6

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/2, 1.2/3

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/4, 1.3/5

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.0/4

“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 0.9/3

: 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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