Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. NCIS (CBS) 1.1/6 11.99
Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) 1.0/5 4.89
The Conners (ABC) 0.9/5 5.32
The Resident (FOX) 0.7/4 3.99
Arrow: Hitting the Bullseye (The CW) – S 0.2/1 0.66
8:30 p.m. Bless This Mess (ABC) 0.6/3 3.40
9 p.m. This is Us (NBC) 1.3/7 6.38
FBI (CBS) 0.9/5 9.19
Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back (FOX) 0.6/3 2.18
Mixed-ish (ABC) 0.5/3 2.33
Arrow (The CW) – F 0.3/2 0.72
9:30 p.m. Black-ish (ABC) 0.5/3 2.15
10 p.m. FBI: Most Wanted (CBS) 0.7/4 6.12
New Amsterdam (NBC) 0.7/4 4.88
Emergence (ABC) – F 0.3/2 1.89


“Arrow” went out in steady fashion Tuesday night.

The series finale of the long-running CW superhero series scored a 0.3 rating in the adults 18-49 demo – matching its penultimate episode’s rating from a week ago – and drew in a 723,000 viewer audience for itself. The series finale aired at 9 p.m., following the network’s “Arrow: Hitting the Bullseye” special, which posted in a 0.2 rating in the 8 p.m hour.

Elsewhere, NBC’s “This is Us” remained Tuesday’s highest-rated primetime broadcast this week, despite ticking down from its 1.4 rating last week to a 1.3 this time around. Rounding out the night for NBC, both “Ellen’s Game of Games” (1.0) and “New Amsterdam” (0.7) stayed even with their previous outings.

CBS’ “FBI” (0.9) and “FBI: Most Wanted” (0.7) both similarly held steady week-to-week, while “NCIS” (1.1) managed to tick up one-tenth from its last episode. The latter series also, once again, raked in the largest audience of any of the night’s broadcasts (11.99 million viewers).

It was a mostly steady night for ABC as well, with “Bless This Mess” (0.6), “Mixed-ish” (0.5), “Black-ish” (0.5), and “Emergence” (0.3) all scoring the same ratings that they did last week. The same could not be said for “The Conners,” which ticked down from its previous 1.0 to a 0.9.

On FOX, “The Resident” (0.7) matched its rating from a week ago, as did “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back” (0.6).

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.0/5 0.9/5 0.6/3 0.5/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 5.38 9.10 3.09 2.83 0.69



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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