Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. NCIS (CBS) 1.1/6 11.48
American Housewife (ABC) 0.8/4 3.73
MasterChef Junior (FOX) 0.7/4 2.77
The Village (NBC) 0.6/3 3.84
The Flash (The CW) – F 0.5/3 1.52
8:30 p.m. The Kids Are Alright (ABC) 0.6/3 2.88
9 p.m. The Voice (NBC) 1.0/4 6.46
FBI (CBS) – F 0.8/4 8.50
Black-ish (ABC) 0.6/3 2.75
Mental Samurai (FOX) 0.4/2 1.43
The 100 (The CW) 0.3/1 0.86
9:30 p.m. Bless This Mess (ABC) 0.6/3 2.66
10 p.m. New Amsterdam (NBC) – F 0.9/4 5.54
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – F 0.6/3 7.00
1969 (ABC) 0.3/2 1.84


It was a mostly up night in the Tuesday primetime ratings for NBC.

“The Village” kicked things off with a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49, matching its rating from a week ago. “The Voice,” however, rose from its 0.9 last Tuesday to a 1.0 this week, helping the season one finale of “New Amsterdam” to climb up from its penultimate episode’s 0.8 rating to a 0.9 with 5.54 million viewers. It was “New Amsterdam’s” highest-rated and most-watched episode since March 12.

Elsewhere, CBS’ “NCIS” managed to tick back up from its 1.0 last week to a 1.1 this time around. “FBI” wrapped up its first season, steady with another 0.8, while the “NCIS: New Orleans” finale dipped from a 0.7 to a 0.6.

On ABC, “American Housewife” (0.8), “The Kids Are Alright” (0.6), and “Bless This Mess” (0.6) all stayed even week-to-week. “Black-ish” (0.6) returned from a week off, down one-tenth from its last episode, as was “1969” (0.3). FOX’s “Mental Samurai” similarly slipped from a 0.5 to a 0.4, but “MasterChef Junior” held onto its previous 0.7.

The season 5 finale of the CW’s “The Flash” maintained the same 0.5 rating as its penultimate episode. “The 100” held steady with its third straight 0.3 as well.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.8/4 0.8/4 0.5/3 0.5/3 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 9.00 5.28 2.62 2.10 1.19


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.6/7

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.3/2, 1.6/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.3/2, 1.4/4

12:35 a.m.

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.2/2, 1.1/4

“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 1.0/3


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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