Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Note: A baseball pre-emption on The CW’s New York City affiliate will likely 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.) 2.2/10 11.27
Beat Shazam (FOX) 0.7/3 2.29
The Middle (ABC) – R 0.6/3 2.91
NCIS (CBS) – R 0.5/2 5.95
The Flash (The CW) – R 0.3/1 1.12
8:30 p.m. The Middle (ABC) – R 0.5/2 2.34
9 p.m. Bull (CBS) – R 0.5/2 5.00
Love Connection (FOX) 0.5/2 1.65
Black-ish (ABC) – R 0.5/2 2.00
The 100 (The CW) – R 0.3/1 1.01
9:30 p.m. Black-ish (ABC) – R 0.5/2 2.00
10 p.m. World of Dance (NBC) 1.5/7 6.15
48 Hours: NCIS (CBS) 0.5/2 4.36
The Last Defense (ABC) – P 0.5/2 2.66


NBC coasted to a ratings win Tuesday as “America’s Got Talent” and “World of Dance” easily led their time periods.

“AGT” was even with last week’s 2.2 rating in adults 18-49 and rose slightly in viewers (11.27 million vs. 11.14 million). “World of Dance” (1.5) was off a tenth of a point vs. the early numbers last week (it adjusted down in the finals) but finished well ahead of its 10 p.m. competition.

ABC’s documentary series “The Last Defense” opened with a 0.5, an improvement on the July 2017 debut of “Somewhere Between” (0.3) in the time period. FOX’s “Beat Shazam” (0.7) and “Love Connection” (0.5) equaled last week’s ratings.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.9/9 0.6/3 0.5/2 0.5/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 9.56 1.97 5.10 2.43 1.06


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.6/4, 1.9/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.7/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.3/2, 2.4/7

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.2/4

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

“Nightline”: 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: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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