Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, July 31, 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.) 2.1/9 11.62
Beat Shazam (FOX) 0.7/3 2.33
NCIS (CBS) – R 0.5/2 5.01
Splitting Up Together (ABC) – R 0.5/2 2.54
The 100 (The CW) 0.3/1 0.90
8:30 p.m. Splitting Up Together (ABC) – R 0.4/2 1.97
9 p.m. Bull (CBS) – R 0.4/2 4.29
Splitting Up Together (ABC) – R 0.4/2 1.81
Love Connection (FOX) 0.4/2 1.60
The Outpost (The CW) 0.2/1 0.64
9:30 p.m. Splitting Up Together (ABC) – R 0.4/2 1.72
10 p.m. Making It (NBC) – P 1.1/5 5.33
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R 0.4/2 4.39
Splitting Up Together (ABC) – R 0.4/2 1.67
10:30 p.m. Splitting Up Together (ABC) – R 0.4/2 1.76


NBC easily dominated another night in the Tuesday primetime ratings this week.

“America’s Got Talent” kicked off the night with a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 11.62 million viewers, back up one-tenth from its previous 2.0. The veteran series also acted as a lead-in for the premiere of the Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler-hosted reality competition series, “Making It,” which scored a 1.1 and 5.33 million viewers.

While this wasn’t quite as high as the 1.4 that “World of Dance” had been averaging in its time slot this year, it was still a solid debut for “Making It,” scoring the most total viewers of any series premiere of the summer so far, and tying with “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell & Back” on FOX for the best debut in adults 18-49.

On FOX, “Beat Shazam” maintained a a 0.7, and “Love Connection” ticked down a tenth from a 0.5 to a 0.4. After slipping again last week as well, The CW’s “The Outpost” managed to climb back up one-tenth to a 0.2 this week. “The 100” rounded out the night, steady with another 0.3.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.7/8 0.6/3 0.4/2 0.4/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 9.52 1.97 4.56 1.91 0.77


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

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.5/4

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

12:35 a.m.

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

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.0/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.1/4

: 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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