TV Ratings Tuesday: ‘After the Final Rose’ tops ‘The Voice,’ ‘This Is Us’ slips

Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Bachelor: After the Final Rose (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – S 2.2/8 7.70
The Voice (NBC) 2.1/8 9.93
NCIS (CBS) 1.4/6 12.83
Lethal Weapon (FOX) 1.0/4 3.98
The Flash (The CW) 0.7/3 2.01
9 p.m. This Is Us (NBC) 2.2/8 8.81
Bull (CBS) 1.1/4 10.02
LA to Vegas (FOX) 0.7/3 2.08
Black Lightning (The CW) 0.5/2 1.47
9:30 p.m. The Mick (FOX) 0.6/2 1.74
10 p.m. Chicago Med (NBC) 1.4/5 7.10
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 0.9/4 8.31
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC) – F 0.7/3 2.59


“The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” scored pretty well for ABC Tuesday, tying “This Is Us” for the night’s top 18-49 rating and beating “The Voice” head to head.

“After the Final Rose” drew a 2.2 for its two-hour run and narrowly beat “The Voice” (2.1) head to head. It matched the 2.2 for Monday’s “Bachelor” finale. Following the special, the finale of “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” drew a 0.7, up a tenth of a point from last week’s final rating.

“This Is Us” (2.2) slid three tenths to its second-lowest rating of the season on NBC. “Chicago Med,” however, held steady at 1.4.

“NCIS” rose two tenths to 1.4 on CBS, while “Bull” and “NCIS: New Orleans” were even with last week’s numbers. All of FOX’s and The CW’s shows held steady as well, although that means “The Flash” once again tied its series low at 0.7.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.9/7 1.8/6 1.2/5 0.8/3 0.6/2
Total Viewers (millions) 8.61 6.00 10.39 2.94 1.74


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.7/4, 1.9/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 3.1/8

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 2.1/6

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/4, 1.2/4

“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 1.4/5

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

: 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.