Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, March 26, 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 5.40
NCIS (CBS) 1.1/5 12.01
American Housewife (ABC) 0.8/4 3.86
MasterChef Junior (FOX) 0.7/4 2.72
The Flash (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.65
8:30 p.m. The Kids Are Alright (ABC) 0.6/3 3.02
9 p.m. This is Us (NBC) 1.6/7 7.53
FBI (CBS) 0.9/4 9.05
Black-ish (ABC) 0.6/3 2.80
Mental Samurai (FOX) 0.6/3 2.01
Roswell, New Mexico (The CW) 0.2/1 0.89
9:30 p.m. Splitting Up Together (ABC) 0.6/3 2.43
10 p.m. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 0.7/4 7.23
The Village (NBC) 0.7/4 4.16
The Rookie (ABC) 0.7/4 4.12


It was a down night for several shows in the Tuesday primetime ratings this week.

NBC’s “This is Us” took the night’s no. 1 spot in the adults 18-49 demo yet again, but fell from its previous 1.7 to a new series low 1.6 rating, with 7.53 million viewers. Its lead-in, “Ellen’s Game of Games,” held steady with another 1.2, while “The Village” (0.7) capped off the night for NBC, down a tenth from its series premiere’s 0.8 last week.

Elsewhere, FOX’s “MasterChef Junior” (0.7) dropped one-tenth week-to-week, as did “Mental Samurai” (0.6). CBS’ “NCIS” (1.1), “FBI” (0.9), and “NCIS: New Orleans” (0.7) all returned even with their last episodes.

ABC’s “American Housewife” (0.8), “Black-ish” (0.6), “Splitting Up Together” (0.6), and “The Rookie” (0.7) all held steady as well, while “The Kids Are Alright” ticked down from a 0.7 to a 0.6. On the CW, with only a “Flash” rerun as its lead-in, “Roswell, New Mexico” slipped from a 0.3 to a 0.2.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.2/6 0.9/4 0.7/4 0.7/4 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 5.70 9.43 3.39 2.37 0.77


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.8/8

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.5/4

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.3/2, 1.5/4

12:35 a.m.

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.3/5

“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 1.0/4

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.2/2, 0.9/3


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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