Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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.) 1.8/8 10.64
Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.1/5 4.15
NCIS (CBS) – R 0.5/2 5.77
Beat Shazam (FOX) – R 0.5/2 1.74
The Flash (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.71
9 p.m. Bull (CBS) – R 0.5/2 4.66
Love Connection (FOX) – R 0.4/2 1.29
The Outpost (The CW) 0.2/1 0.66
10 p.m. Making It (NBC) 0.8/4 3.95
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R 0.5/2 4.53
Castaways (ABC) 0.5/2 2.38


“America’s Got Talent” hit a new season low Tuesday night, falling three-tenths from its previous 2.1 to a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49 this week. The NBC series still dominated the night, though, scoring seven-tenths higher than any of the night’s other broadcasts, and almost double in total viewers than any of its competitors with 10.64 million.

It was also a down week in the 18-49 demo for “Making It,” with the Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman-hosted freshman series grabbing a 0.8 – its lowest-rated episode to date, pending updates. The series did, however, draw in its biggest audience in the past 3 weeks with 3.95 million viewers,

ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” was the second highest-rated broadcast of the night, maintaining a 1.1 rating for the second week in a row, and posted its largest Tuesday night audience of the season to date with 4.15 million viewers. “Castaways” rounded out the night for the network with another 0.5.

FOX’s “Beat Shazam” (0.5) and “Love Connection” (0.4) both took the week off. Meanwhile, the CW’s “The Outpost” ticked up one-tenth from the 0.1 it had scored a week ago to a 0.2 this time around.

Despite both of its Tuesday night primetime shows taking noticeable hits this week, NBC still easily scored the no. 1 spot of the night among the networks with a 1.5 overall 18-49 rating and 8.41 million viewers. ABC (0.9) placed second, while CBS (0.5) and FOX (0.5) tied for third, and the CW (0.2) remained in last place.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.5/6 0.9/5 0.5/2 0.5/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 8.41 3.56 4.99 1.52 0.69


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.4/3, 1.5/4

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/3, 1.2/4

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.3/2, 1.9/5

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 0.9/3

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

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/1, 1.0/4

: 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: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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