Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.5/8 9.39
The Lion King: Can You Feel the Love Tonight (ABC) – S 0.7/4 4.03
Love Island (CBS) 0.5/3 2.33
Spin the Wheel (FOX) – R 0.4/2 1.53
Pandora (The CW) – P 0.1/1 0.74
9 p.m. Modern Family (ABC) – R 0.5/3 2.35
Blood & Treasure (CBS) 0.3/2 2.47
9-1-1 (FOX) – R 0.3/2 1.50
The 100 (The CW) 0.2/1 0.58
9:30 p.m. The Goldbergs (ABC) – R 0.5/3 1.72
10 p.m. Bring the Funny (NBC) 1.0/6 4.99
Modern Family (ABC) – R 0.4/3 1.54
Man on the Moon (CBS) – S 0.3/2 2.48
10:30 p.m. black-ish (ABC) – R 0.3/2 1.35


Without any major sports broadcasts on to compete with it, NBC returned to the top of the Tuesday primetime ratings this week.

“America’s Got Talent” scored an easy victory over the night’s other broadcasts with a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 9.39 million viewers, holding steady with its episode from a week ago and winning the night in both measures.

“Bring the Funny,” meanwhile, took a predictable hit in its second week, falling from its series premiere’s 1.2 and 5.97 million viewers to a 1.0 rating with 4.99 million viewers this time around. It was still a strong showing for the freshman title though, and was more-than-enough to give it the no. 1 spot in the 10 p.m. hour.

On CBS, “Love Island” grabbed a 0.5 at 8 p.m., matching its Monday night episode, while “Blood & Treasure” scored its second straight 0.3. The “Man on the Moon” CBS News special capped off the night for the network with a 0.3 and 2.48 million viewers.

Elsewhere, ABC’s “The Lion King: Can You Feel the Love Tonight With Robin Roberts” special raked in an OK 0.7 rating and 4.03 million viewers. It was the network’s only original broadcast of the night.

The series premiere of “Pandora” managed only a low 0.1 rating and 736,000 viewers on the CW. At 9 p.m., however, “The 100” not only managed to hold steady week-to-week, but also ticked up from its lead-in’s 0.1 to a 0.2.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.3/7 0.5/3 0.4/2 0.4/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 7.92 2.20 2.43 1.51 0.66



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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