Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) 1.8/7 7.52
NCIS (CBS) 1.5/6 13.76
Lethal Weapon (FOX) 1.2/4 4.57
The Middle (ABC) – R 0.8/3 4.03
The Flash (The CW) 0.7/3 2.07
8:30 p.m. Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) – R 0.6/2 2.71
9 p.m. This Is Us (NBC) 2.5/9 9.33
Bull (CBS) 1.4/5 11.06
LA to Vegas (FOX) 0.9/3 2.64
Black-ish (ABC) – R 0.7/3 2.66
Black Lightning (The CW) 0.6/2 1.94
9:30 p.m. The Mick (FOX) 0.7/2 1.93
Modern Family (ABC) – R 0.7/2 2.44
10 p.m. Chicago Med (NBC) 1.3/5 6.87
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 1.0/4 9.20
Match Game (ABC) – R 0.6/2 2.16


CBS’ “Bull” had its best adults 18-49 rating of the season Tuesday night. The show scored a 1.4 in the demographic, 0.1 better than its previous high.

“NCIS” (1.5) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (1.0) were even with their last episodes two weeks ago. CBS led the night in viewers, per usual, and finished second in adults 18-49.

Episode 2 of “Black Lightning” put up more solid ratings for The CW. Its 0.6 was down two tenths of a point from its premiere but is still a little bit ahead of the average for “Legends of Tomorrow” earlier this season. The news was not so good for “The Flash,” which dipped a tenth to 0.7, tying its series low.

“This Is Us” equaled last week’s 2.5 for NBC, but “Ellen’s Game of Games” (1.8, -0.4) and “Chicago Med” (1.3, -0.2) both fell some. On FOX, “Lethal Weapon” and “LA to Vegas” held steady, but “The Mick” dipped a tenth to 0.7. ABC aired a night of reruns.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.9/7 1.3/5 1.0/4 0.7/3 0.7/3
Total Viewers (millions) 7.91 11.34 3.43 2.69 2.01


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.7/4, 2.1/6

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 3.0/8

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 1.6/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/4, 1.3/5

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 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.

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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