Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) 1.8/8 10.07
The Bachelor (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.6/7 6.03
NCIS (CBS) – R 0.6/3 7.45
MasterChef Celebrity Showdown (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – R 0.6/3 2.07
The Flash (The CW) 0.6/3 1.69
9 p.m. This is Us (NBC) 1.7/7 7.76
FBI (CBS) – R 0.6/3 5.43
Roswell, New Mexico (The CW) 0.3/1 1.06
10 p.m. New Amsterdam (NBC) 1.0/5 5.87
The Rookie (ABC) 0.8/4 4.47
FBI (CBS) – R 0.4/2 3.84


“The Bachelor’s” usual “Women Tell All” special was Tuesday night’s third-highest-rated broadcast, posting a 1.6 rating in the adults 18-49 demo with 6.03 million viewers on ABC.

Despite being down considerably from its Monday night episode’s 2.0 season high, “The Bachelor” did lift “The Rookie” up from its previous 0.6 to a 0.8 with 4.47 million viewers – tying its second-best rating ever in the demo.

Elsewhere, NBC’s “The Voice” took the night’s no. 1 spot in adults 18-49 with a 1.8 and in total viewers with 10.07 million, but was down from its 2.0 rating and 10.60 million viewers last Tuesday. It was followed by “This is Us” at 9 p.m., which slipped from its last outing’s 1.8 to tie its series low 1.7. “New Amsterdam” rounded out the night for NBC in steady fashion, with its sixth straight 1.0.

On the CW, “The Flash” returned with a 0.6, up a tenth from its last episode, and “Roswell, New Mexico” rebounded from a series low 0.2 to a 0.3 this week. Meanwhile, CBS and FOX took the night off.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.5/7 1.3/6 0.6/3 0.6/3 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 7.90 5.51 5.57 2.07 1.37


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

11:35 p.m.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 1.7/5

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.4/3, 1.6/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.5/7

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 1.2/4

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

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 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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