Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. NCIS (CBS) 2.4/8 16.84
The Flash (The CW) 1.6/5 3.97
New Girl (FOX) 1.4/5 3.21
Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) 1.2/4 4.53
Hollywood Game Night (NBC) 1.1/4 3.83
8:30 p.m. The Muppets (ABC) 0.9/3 2.93
Grandfathered (FOX) 0.9/3 2.56
9 p.m. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 1.9/6 12.67
Chicago Med (NBC) 1.6/5 7.03
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 1.0/3 2.31
Agent Carter (ABC) 0.8/2 2.86
iZombie (The CW) 0.6/2 1.49
9:30 p.m. The Grinder (FOX) 0.8/2 1.98
10 p.m. Chicago Fire (NBC) 1.8/6 8.14
Limitless (CBS) 1.3/4 6.40
What Would You Do? (ABC) 0.6/2 2.31


“The Flash” sped to a season-high 1.6 rating in adults 18-49 Tuesday, finishing second in its hour. “iZombie” was even with last week’s fast nationals for The CW (it adjusted down in the finals).

CBS’ “Limitless” returned from a two-week break to slightly better numbers, growing 0.1 to a 1.3. “NCIS: New Orleans” (1.8) was also up a tenth from its last episode, while “NCIS” (2.4) was even.

NBC was steady across the board, as were FOX’s “New Girl” (1.4) and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (1.0). “Grandfathered” lost a tenth vs. last week to finish at 0.9, but “The Grinder” rose 0.2 to a 0.8.

“Fresh Off the Boat” dipped two tenths to a 1.2 on ABC, while “The Muppets” (0.9) grew from last week’s fast nationals (though it was even with the finals). “Agent Carter” (0.8) held as well.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.9/6 1.5/5 1.1/3 1.0/3 0.8/3
Total Viewers (millions) 11.97 6.33 2.73 2.51 2.97


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 1.0/5, 2.8/7

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 1.7/5

“Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.1/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.3/5

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4

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