Masked Scheduler's Ratings Smackdown

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- "Humans" (AMC, L+1)
- "Fresh Off the Boat" (ABC, L+SD)
- "Outsiders" (WGN America, L+SD)
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Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

The numbers for Tuesday include small improvements for several shows and a retreat for the “NCIS” franchise:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. NCIS (CBS) 1.6/6 14.69
The Middle (ABC) 1.5/6 6.26
The Wall (NBC) – F 1.4/5 5.90
The Flash (The CW) 1.0/4 2.75
New Girl (FOX) 1.0/4 2.29
8:30 p.m. American Housewife (ABC) 1.4/5 5.18
The Mick (FOX) 0.9/3 2.39
9 p.m. This Is Us (NBC) 2.5/8 9.37
Bull (CBS) 1.3/5 10.56
Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) 1.1/4 3.80
Bones (FOX) 0.7/3 2.89
Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) 0.6/2 1.67
9:30 p.m. The Real O’Neals (ABC) 0.9/3 2.91
10 p.m. Chicago Fire (NBC) 1.6/6 7.07
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 1.1/4 9.42
Agents of SHIELD (ABC) 0.6/2 2.06

 

“This Is Us” stayed at No. 1 in Tuesday’s adults 18-49 ratings and was one of several shows to improve a bit on its ratings from a week ago. It rose a tenth of a point to 2.5.

“Chicago Fire” (1.6), “Fresh Off the Boat” (1.1), “The Real O’Neals” (0.9) and “New Girl” (1.0) all improved by 0.1 as well. “The Middle” (1.5), “The Wall” (1.4) and “Bull” (1.3) were all even with last week, and “American Housewife” (1.4) is currently even with its early numbers from a week ago (it adjusted up to 1.5 in the finals).

On the downside, “NCIS” (1.6, -0.2) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (1.1, -0.1) both came down after last week’s crossover. “The Mick” and “Bones” were each off a tenth for FOX, and “The Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow” dipped 0.1 from their last episodes on The CW.

Network averages:

NBC CBS ABC FOX CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.8/6 1.4/5 1.0/4 0.8/3 0.8/3
Total Viewers (millions) 7.45 11.56 3.71 2.61 2.21

 

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

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.6/4, 2.8/8

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.6/4, 2.1/6

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/2, 1.4/4

12:35 a.m.

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/2, 1.3/5

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.0/3

Definitions:
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: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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