Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) 2.3/8 10.82
The Flash (The CW) 1.3/5 3.33
NCIS (CBS) – R 1.2/4 10.32
Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) 1.2/5 4.56
New Girl (FOX) 0.9/3 2.22
8:30 p.m. The Real O’Neals (ABC) 1.0/4 3.75
Grandfathered (FOX) – R 0.5/2 1.30
9 p.m. Chicago Med (NBC) 1.8/6 8.62
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R 1.2/4 8.76
Agents of SHIELD (ABC) 1.0/3 3.23
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 0.8/3 1.96
iZombie (The CW) 0.5/2 1.33
9:30 p.m. The Grinder (FOX) – R 0.4/1 1.31
10 p.m. Chicago Fire (NBC) 1.8/6 8.74
The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special (CBS) 0.9/3 4.26
Beyond the Tank (ABC) 0.6/2 2.20


With CBS’ regular lineup taking the night off, NBC easily led Tuesday’s ratings. “Chicago Med” (1.8 in adults 18-49) returned from a month off to its best number since early January, and “Chicago Fire” (1.8) was up two tenths from its last episode.

“The Flash” (1.3) also improved two tenths for The CW, and “iZombie” was steady wit a 0.5. “Agents of SHIELD” ticked up a tenth to 1.0 on ABC, while “Fresh Off the Boat” (1.2) and “The Real O’Neals” (1.0) were even vs. a week ago.

CBS’ “Carpool Karaoke” special featuring “Late Late Show” host James Corden’s signature bit didn’t do a great deal of business on air, scoring a 0.9. FOX’s “New Girl” also fell below the 1.0 mark at 0.9.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.0/7 1.1/4 0.9/3 0.9/3 0.7/2
Total Viewers (millions) 9.39 7.78 3.19 2.33 1.70


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.9/5, 2.8/7

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/2, 1.5/4

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.3/2, 1.7/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.5/4, 1.3/5

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.1/3

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.1/1, 0.8/3

: 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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