Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) 1.6/7 7.49
The Conners (ABC) – F 1.5/7 7.73
Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (CBS) 1.2/6 4.92
The Flash (The CW) 0.6/3 1.86
Lethal Weapon (FOX) – R 0.5/2 2.65
8:30 p.m. The Kids Are Alright (ABC) 0.9/4 4.54
9 p.m. This is Us (NBC) 1.9/8 8.12
FBI (CBS) 0.8/4 7.37
Black-ish (ABC) 0.8/4 3.36
The Gifted (FOX) 0.5/2 1.81
Roswell, New Mexico (The CW) 0.4/2 1.23
9:30 p.m. Splitting Up Together (ABC) 0.6/3 2.63
10 p.m. New Amsterdam (NBC) 1.0/5 5.81
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 0.8/4 6.66
The Rookie (ABC) 0.7/3 3.83


ABC’s “The Conners” went out in solid fashion Tuesday night.

The “Roseanne” spin-off’s season finale scored a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49, up two-tenths from its episode last week and marking a 2-month high for the freshman comedy. “The Kids Are Alright” followed it again, and managed to tick up a tenth from a 0.8 to a 0.9. The same could not be said for any of ABC’s other primetime shows of the night, with “Black-ish” (0.8) and “The Rookie” (0.7) matching their previous episodes, and “Splitting up Together” (0.6) falling a tenth.

Elsewhere, NBC once again won the night in both 18-49 and total viewers, despite two of its shows taking small hits week-to-week. “Ellen’s Game of Games” fell from a 1.7 to a 1.6 but still won its hour, as did “This is Us” (1.9), which also slipped a tenth. “New Amsterdam” held steady with another 1.0.

The second episode of CBS’ “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” filled the network’s 8 p.m. hour instead of “NCIS,” and scored a 1.2, three-tenths lower than its season premiere the night before. Without its usual “NCIS” lead-in, “FBI” fell two-tenths to a season low 0.8, while “NCIS: New Orleans” (0.8) stayed even. With only a “Lethal Weapon” repeat as its lead-in too, FOX’s “The Gifted” stayed low with its second straight 0.5.

On the CW, “The Flash” matched its 0.6 from a week ago, and “Roswell, New Mexico” held well in its second week with the same 0.4 as its premiere.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.5/7 1.0/5 0.9/4 0.5/2 0.5/2
Total Viewers (millions) 7.14 6.32 4.32 2.23 1.54


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.7/8

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 1.8/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.8/5

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 1.2/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.2/5

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.2/2, 1.1/4


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: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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