Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Bachelor (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – F 2.3/10 8.06
Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) 1.2/6 5.33
NCIS (CBS) 1.1/5 11.94
MasterChef Junior (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – P 0.7/3 2.69
The Flash (The CW) 0.5/3 1.56
9 p.m. This is Us (NBC) 1.8/7 7.53
FBI (CBS) 1.0/5 8.96
Roswell, New Mexico (The CW) 0.2/1 0.94
10 p.m. New Amsterdam (NBC) 1.0/5 6.11
Videos After Dark (ABC) – P 0.8/4 2.91
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 0.7/3 7.06


Part 2 of “The Bachelor” season finale scored an easy win in the Tuesday primetime ratings this week, with a 2.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 8.06 million viewers. Pending updates, it is currently even with the season high rating that part 1 of its finale scored Monday night, and up from the 2.2 and 7.77 million viewers its 2018 season finale posted.

The series premiere of the Bob Saget-hosted “Videos After Dark” followed “The Bachelor” with a modest 0.8 and 2.91 million viewers, on par with how “The Rookie” performed in the same time slot last week.

Elsewhere, “Ellen’s Game of Games” returned to its usual 8 p.m. Tuesday night time slot on NBC, and kicked the night off for the network with a 1.2, down from its previous episode’s 1.4. Despite “Game of Games” providing it with a much lower lead-in than “The Voice” did a week ago, “This is Us” actually ticked up week-to-week from a 1.7 to a 1.8. “New Amsterdam” held steady with another 1.0.

CBS’ “NCIS” (1.1) ticked down a tenth to a new season low in the demo, as did “NCIS: New Orleans” (0.7). Rounding out the night for the network, “FBI” managed to stay steady with the same 1.0 as its last episode.

On FOX, the 2-hour season premiere of “MasterChef Junior” grabbed a 0.7 average rating with 2.69 million viewers, down two-tenths from its season premiere a year ago. The CW’s “The Flash” (0.5) and “Roswell, New Mexico” (0.2) each ticked down a tenth from their last outings, with the former hitting a new series low.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.8/7 1.3/6 0.9/4 0.7/3 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 6.35 6.32 9.32 2.969 1.25


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

11:35 p.m.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 1.8/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.7/7

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.3/2, 1.6/5

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.2/4

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.2/2, 1.0/4


Rating: 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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