Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, July 24, 2018

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.) 2.0/8 11.52
Beat Shazam (FOX) 0.7/3 2.28
NCIS (CBS) – R 0.5/2 5.31
The Middle (ABC) – R 0.5/2 2.57
The 100 (The CW) 0.3/1 0.86
8:30 p.m. The Middle (ABC) – R 0.5/2 2.28
9 p.m. Black-ish (ABC) – R 0.5/2 1.93
Love Connection (FOX) 0.5/2 1.82
SEAL Team (CBS) – R 0.4/2 3.50
The Outpost (The CW) 0.1/1 0.64
9:30 p.m. Black-ish (ABC) – R 0.5/2 1.69
10 p.m. World of Dance (NBC) 1.2/5 5.80
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R 0.5/2 4.15
The Last Defense (ABC) 0.4/2 1.63


Despite both shows experiencing small dips this week, “America’s Got Talent” and “World of Dance” easily secured NBC another win in the Tuesday primetime ratings.

“America’s Got Talent” kicked things off for the network with a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 11.52 million viewers, down one-tenth from the 2.1 it had scored last week. “World of Dance” was similarly down a tenth from a 1.3 to a 1.2 this time around.

After taking a week off for the MLB All-Star game broadcast, “Beat Shazam” and “Love Connection” returned on FOX, steady with the 0.7 and 0.5 ratings that they had scored, respectively, the week before last.

On The CW, “The 100” managed to tick up to a 0.3, while “The Outpost” dropped back down a tenth to a 0.1. ABC’s “The Last Defense” (0.4) capped off another mostly encore-heavy Tuesday night for the network, even with its previous episode.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.7/8 0.6/3 0.5/2 0.5/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 9.61 2.05 4.32 2.02 0.75


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, 2.4/7

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/2, 1.5/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/2, 1.0/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/1, 1.1/4

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.0/4

: 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: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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