Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017

Note: Live coverage of the presidential address on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC will result in greater adjustments than usual for those networks.

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Middle (ABC) 1.7/6 7.24
The Wall (NBC) 1.7/6 7.07
NCIS (CBS) – R 1.1/4 10.07
New Girl (FOX) 1.1/4 2.57
The Flash (The CW) – R 0.3/1 1.13
8:30 p.m. American Housewife (ABC) 1.5/5 5.95
The Mick (FOX) 1.1/4 3.02
9 p.m. Presidential Address (NBC) 2.5/8 8.91
Presidential Address (ABC) 1.3/5 5.67
Presidential Address (CBS) 1.1/4 6.74
Presidential Address (FOX) 0.9/3 2.80
No Tomorrow (The CW) 0.2/1 0.81
10 p.m. This Is Us (NBC) 2.6/9 9.07
Bones (FOX) (9:55-10:55 p.m.) 1.0/4 3.66
Agents of SHIELD (ABC) 0.8/3 2.73
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R 0.7/3 5.25


“This Is Us” kept its momentum going into 2017 with Tuesday’s best showing among entertainment shows in adults 18-49 by a comfortable margin. The show scored a 2.6 rating for NBC, pending updates, down 0.2 from its last episode but right in line with its season average. “The Wall” (1.7) was steady week to week.

Network coverage of President Obama’s farewell address filled the 9 p.m. ET hour, with NBC drawing the biggest share of the audience. Pending updates, a little more than 24 million people watched the speech on the Big 4 networks.

Elsewhere, “Agents of SHIELD” ticked up 0.1 to a 0.8 for ABC. “The Middle” (1.7) was steady, and “American Housewife” slipped a tenth of a point to 1.5. FOX’s “The Mick” (1.1) fell by two tenths, but “New Girl” equaled last week’s 1.1. “Bones” (1.0) improved slightly on its premiere last week, pending updates. “No Tomorrow” put up a 0.2 for The CW.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.3/8 1.3/5 1.0/4 1.0/4 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 8.35 5.00 7.35 3.09 0.97


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.9/5, 2.6/7

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 1.7/4

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: n/a, delayed by primetime overrun

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.4/5

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: n/a, delayed

: 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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