Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Roseanne (ABC) 2.6/12 10.64
The Voice (NBC) 1.4/6 8.04
NCIS (CBS) 1.2/5 12.53
The Flash (The CW) 0.7/3 1.91
Masterchef Junior (FOX) – clip show 0.5/2 1.73
8:30 p.m. The Middle (ABC) 1.4/6 6.33
9 p.m. Black-ish (ABC) – F 1.2/5 5.01
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) (9-11 p.m.) – F 0.9/4 9.47
Rise (NBC) – F 0.7/3 4.23
New Girl (FOX) (9-10 p.m.) – F 0.6/3 1.53
The 100 (The CW) 0.4/1 1.10
9:30 p.m. Splitting Up Together (ABC) 1.0/4 3.65
10 p.m. Chicago Med (NBC) – F 0.9/4 5.49
For the People (ABC) 0.5/2 2.00


“New Girl” ended its seven-season run on FOX Tuesday with ratings on par with its average this spring. The FOX show drew a 0.6 rating among adults 18-49 for its final hour.

Several other shows also ended their seasons Tuesday night, and they too were in line with recent performances. “Black-ish” had the best 18-49 rating of the crop with a 1.2. “NCIS: New Orleans” and “Chicago Med” each drew a 0.9, and “Rise” finished with a 0.7.

“Roseanne” led the night in adults 18-49 with a 2.6, even with last week. “Splitting Up Together” (1.0) and “For the People” (0.5) were also steady for ABC, but “The Middle” slipped a tenth to 1.4.

After tying a season high last week for Pauley Perrette’s final episode, “NCIS” fell four tenths of a point to 1.2 on CBS. “The Voice’s” 1.4 is up 0.1 vs. last week’s final rating. “The Flash” (0.7) and “The 100” (0.4) are even with last week.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.2/5 1.0/4 1.0/4 0.6/2 0.5/2
Total Viewers (millions) 4.94 10.49 5.92 1.63 1.51


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.9/8

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 1.8/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/3, 1.4/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/2, 1.0/4

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.0/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.2/4

: 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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