Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Note: Live coverage of the Republican National Convention on ABC, CBS and NBC could result in greater adjustments than usual in the final nationals.

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.) 2.2/9 10.75
Hotel Hell (FOX) 0.8/4 2.37
NCIS (CBS) – R 0.7/3 6.28
The Middle (ABC) – R 0.6/3 3.00
The Flash (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.81
8:30 p.m. Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) – R 0.6/3 2.29
9 p.m. Zoo (CBS) 0.7/3 4.07
Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) – R 0.5/2 2.10
Coupled (FOX) 0.5/2 1.30
Containment (The CW) – F 0.3/1 0.85
9:30 p.m. The Real O’Neals (ABC) – R 0.4/2 1.79
10 p.m. Republican National Convention (NBC) 1.1/5 5.30
Republican National Convention (CBS) 0.5/2 2.48
Republican National Convention (ABC) 0.5/2 2.28


“America’s Got Talent” easily kept its place at the top of Tuesday’s ratings, even though it was down a little bit vs. last week. The show drew a 2.2 rating in adults 18-49, down a tenth from last week’s fast nationals (and two tenths from the finals).

Night 2 of the Republican National Convention was off slightly from Monday’s coverage. ABC, CBS and NBC combined for a 2.1 rating and 10.06 million viewers vs. Monday’s 2.3 and 10.24 million.

The night’s only other original programming was “Hotel Hell” (0.8) and “Coupled” (0.5) on FOX, both of which were in line with their averages.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.9/7 0.7/3 0.6/2 0.5/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 8.93 1.83 4.28 2.29 0.83


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.9/5, 2.5/6

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.0/6

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/2, 1.4/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”:  0.5/4, 1.3/5

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/2, 1.0/4

“Nightline”: 0.2/1, 0.9/3

: 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: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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