TV Ratings Tuesday: ‘LA to Vegas’ gives FOX a lift, ‘Chicago Med’ hits season high

Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) 2.2/8 8.76
NCIS (CBS) 1.5/6 13.92
The Middle (ABC) 1.5/6 6.28
Lethal Weapon (FOX) 1.1/4 4.59
The Flash (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.82
8:30 p.m. Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) 1.2/5 4.22
9 p.m. Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) 2.4/8 8.86
Bull (CBS) 1.2/5 10.99
Black-ish (ABC) 1.1/4 4.03
LA to Vegas (FOX) – P 1.1/4 3.75
Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.68
9:30 p.m. Modern Family (ABC) – R 0.9/3 3.24
The Mick (FOX) 0.8/3 2.29
10 p.m. Chicago Med (NBC) 1.5/6 6.91
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 1.0/4 8.95
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC) 0.7/3 2.63


The January ratings bump was in effect across all the Big 4 networks Tuesday night, with nearly every show improving on its last original outing of 2017. The evening’s lone premiere also gave FOX a boost.

“LA to Vegas” opened with a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49, the best showing in the 9 p.m. slot FOX this season with regular programming. It retained all of its lead-in from “Lethal Weapon” (which was up a tenth of a point). “The Mick” held steady with its last outing.

“Chicago Med” hit a season high for NBC at 1.5, helped by a strong lead-in from “Ellen’s Game of Games” (2.2 and 2.4 with two episodes).

“NCIS” (1.5) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (1.0) each rose a tenth from their last episodes. On ABC, “The Middle” (1.5) and “Fresh Off the Boat” (1.2) each improved by two tenths, and “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” ticked up a tenth to 0.7. The evening’s only declines were for “Bull” (1.2) and “Black-ish” (1.1), each down a tenth from their last episodes.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.0/7 1.2/5 1.1/4 1.0/4 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 8.18 11.29 3.80 3.84 0.75


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.6/3, 1.8/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 3.1/8

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 1.8/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.4/3, 1.0/4

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/1, 1.2/4

: 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.