Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The numbers for Tuesday, which include slight improvements for the night’s two biggest shows and an uptick for a FOX comedy finale:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. NCIS (CBS) 2.0/8 15.66
The Voice (NBC) 1.8/7 8.91
The Flash (The CW) 1.3/5 3.48
New Girl (FOX) 1.1/4 2.36
Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) 0.9/3 3.92
8:30 p.m. The Real O’Neals (ABC) 0.9/3 3.17
Grandfathered (FOX) – F 0.6/2 1.64
9 p.m. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 1.6/6 12.95
Chicago Med (NBC) 1.6/6 8.00
New Girl (FOX) – F 1.0/4 2.17
Agents of SHIELD (ABC) 0.9/3 2.93
Containment (The CW) 0.5/2 1.40
9:30 p.m. The Grinder (FOX) – F 0.6/2 1.61
10 p.m. Chicago Fire (NBC) 1.6/6 7.92
Person of Interest (CBS) 1.1/4 7.41
BattleBots: The Gears Awaken (ABC) – S 0.6/2 2.01


The final two “New Girl” episodes of the season (1.1 and 1.0 ratings in adults 18-49) improved a bit on their numbers from last week, with each rising a tenth of a point. The finale of “The Grinder” (0.6) also ticked up, but “Grandfathered” went the other way, falling a tenth to 0.6.

“NCIS” led the night with a 2.0, a 0.1 improvement on last week’s episode for CBS. “NCIS: New Orleans” fell 0.2 to 1.6, and “Person of Interest” (1.1) was down a tenth from last Tuesday’s premiere but up a tenth from Monday’s episode.

“The Voice” (1.8) and “Chicago Med” (1.6) also rose a tenth at NBC, while “Chicago Fire” was steady. ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” (0.9) took a hit, falling two tenths vs. last week to a season low, but “The Real O’Neals” (0.9) held steady. “The Flash” (1.3) was up 0.1 for The CW, and “Containment” posted its fourth straight 0.5.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.6/6 1.6/6 0.9/3 0.8/3 0.8/3
Total Viewers (millions) 8.27 12.01 2.44 2.83 1.94


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.8/4, 2.6/7

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/2, 2.2/6

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/2, 1.5/4

12:35 a.m.

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

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.0/3

: 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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