Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, August 7, 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.) 1.9/9 10.86
Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – P 1.1/5 3.80
Beat Shazam (FOX) 0.6/3 2.15
NCIS (CBS) – R 0.5/2 5.30
The 100 (The CW) – F 0.3/1 0.94
9 p.m. Bull (CBS) – R 0.4/2 4.32
Love Connection (FOX) 0.4/2 1.43
The Outpost (The CW) 0.2/1 0.63
10 p.m. Making It (NBC) 1.0/5 4.43
Castaways (ABC) – P 0.7/4 3.15
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R 0.5/2 4.45


“The 100” finished off its fifth season in steady fashion.

The CW series scored a 0.3 rating Tuesday night with 940,000 viewers, even with what it had scored a week ago. It was followed by “The Outpost,” which scored a 0.2, up a tenth from the 0.1 final of its previous episode.

The season 5 premiere of ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” raked in a 1.1, but while it was the second-highest rated broadcast of the night, it was down five-tenths from the 1.6 it’s fourth season premiere had scored. Season 4 did premiere on a Monday, however, and last night’s 1.1 is even with its Tuesday debut last year. “Castaways” rounded out the night for ABC and pulled in some solid numbers with its series premiere (0.7, 3.15 million viewers), considering its time slot and the summer season.

On NBC, “America’s Got Talent” remained the highest-rated broadcast of the night, despite hitting a season low 1.9, down two-tenths from its previous 2.1. Following its series premiere last week, the Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman-hosted “Making It” landed at the top of the 10 p.m. time slot once again, and ticked down just a tenth from the 1.1 of its premiere to a 1.0 this time around.

FOX’s “Beat Shazam” was also down a tenth from a 0.7 to a 0.6, while “Love Connection” held steady with another 0.4.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.6/7 0.9/5 0.5/2 0.5/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 8.72 3.58 4.69 1.79 0.79


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 1.5/4

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.6/7

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/2, 1.5/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.0/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 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: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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