Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Note: FOX’s live MLB All-Star Game coverage may result in greater adjustments than usual for the network.

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.) 2.1/9 11.18
MLB All-Star Game (FOX) (8-11 p.m.) 2.1/9 8.34
NCIS (CBS) – R 0.6/3 5.48
The Middle (ABC) – R 0.6/3 2.75
The 100 (The CW) 0.2/1 0.86
8:30 p.m. The Middle (ABC) – R 0.5/2 2.07
9 p.m. Bull (CBS) – R 0.5/2 4.40
Black-ish (ABC) – R 0.4/2 1.70
The Outpost (The CW) 0.2/1 0.65
9:30 p.m. Black-ish (ABC) – R 0.4/2 1.63
10 p.m. World of Dance (NBC) 1.3/6 6.00
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R 0.4/2 4.41
The Last Defense (ABC) 0.4/2 1.62


It was a busy night in the Tuesday primetime ratings this week.

NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” led, once again, with the same 2.1 rating in adults 18-49 it had scored the week before, and with the largest audience of the night (11.18 million). However, FOX’s broadcast of the annual MLB All-Star game did tie it for the top spot in adults 18-49 with a 2.1 as well, down just two-tenths from what last year’s all-star game had scored on FOX.

“World of Dance” was steady with the same 1.3 it had grabbed in last week’s preliminaries (before adjusting down a tenth in the finals later that day). ABC’s “The Last Defense” ticked down one-tenth to a 0.4.

On The CW, “The Outpost” stayed relatively low, grabbing a 0.2, up a tenth from what its series premiere scored in the finals last week, but down in total viewers to 650,000. “The 100,” meanwhile, fell back down from its previous 0.3 to a 0.2.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.1/9 1.8/8 0.5/2 0.5/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 8.34 9.45 4.77 1.95 0.86


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 1.7/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.5/7

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/2, 1.5/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.1/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 1.0/4

“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 1.0/3

: 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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