Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) 1.2/6 5.73
American Housewife (ABC) 0.8/4 3.94
MasterChef Junior (FOX) 0.8/4 2.80
NCIS (CBS) – R 0.7/3 8.38
The Flash (The CW) 0.5/3 1.64
8:30 p.m. The Kids Are Alright (ABC) 0.6/3 3.03
9 p.m. This is Us (NBC) 1.7/7 7.51
Mental Samurai (FOX) – P 0.7/3 2.28
FBI (CBS) – R 0.6/3 6.19
Black-ish (ABC) 0.6/3 2.72
Roswell, New Mexico (The CW) 0.3/1 1.03
9:30 p.m. Splitting Up Together (ABC) 0.6/3 2.38
10 p.m. The Village (NBC) – P 0.9/4 4.91
The Rookie (ABC) 0.7/3 4.19
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R 0.5/3 4.66


NBC won the Tuesday primetime ratings this week, despite its newest freshman drama premiering in underwhelming fashion.

“Ellen’s Game of Games” kicked the night off for the network with a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49, matching its episode from a week ago. “This is Us” followed by ticking down a tenth week-to-week, tying its series low 1.7, while the series premiere of “The Village” grabbed a low 0.9 with 4.91 million viewers.

Right out the gate, that puts “The Village” below both the recent 1.0s that “New Amsterdam” has been scoring in the same time slot the past few weeks, and “Amsterdam’s” overall 1.2 season average.

Elsewhere, the series premiere of FOX’s “Mental Samurai” grabbed a 0.7 with 2.28 million viewers. That was down slightly from the 0.8 that “MasterChef Junior” scored as its lead-in, but is on par with how the “MasterChef Junior” season premiere’s second hour performed last week.

Meanwhile, it was a fairly down night across the board for ABC. “American Housewife” (0.8), “The Kids Are Alright” (0.6), and “Black-ish” (0.6) all returned down two-tenths from their most recent episodes. “Splitting Up Together” managed to stay even with another 0.6, but the same could not be said for “The Rookie,” which ticked back down from a 0.8 to a 0.7.

On the CW, “Roswell, New Mexico” rose one-tenth from its previous 0.2 to a 0.3, and “The Flash” matched its 0.5 from last Tuesday. CBS took the night off with “NCIS,” “FBI,” and “NCIS: New Orleans” reruns.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.3/6 0.7/3 0.7/3 0.6/3 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 6.05 3.41 2.54 6.41 1.33


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 1.8/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.7/8

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.7/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.0/4

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

“Nightline”: 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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