Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. NCIS (CBS) 1.0/5 11.47
American Housewife (ABC) 0.8/4 3.96
The Village (NBC) 0.6/3 3.90
MasterChef Junior (FOX) 0.7/4 2.84
The Flash (The CW) 0.5/3 1.48
8:30 p.m. The Kids Are Alright (ABC) 0.6/3 3.04
9 p.m. The Voice (NBC) 0.9/4 6.08
FBI (CBS) 0.8/4 8.68
Bless This Mess (ABC) 0.6/3 3.16
Mental Samurai (FOX) 0.5/2 1.70
The 100 (The CW) 0.3/1 0.82
9:30 p.m. Bless This Mess (ABC) – R 0.4/2 2.20
10 p.m. New Amsterdam (NBC) 0.8/4 5.14
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 0.7/4 6.76
1969 (ABC) 0.4/2 2.62


“NCIS” stayed on top of the Tuesday primetime ratings this week, despite falling to a new all-time low in the adults 18-49 demo.

The long-running CBS drama was the night’s highest-rated broadcast with a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49, down one-tenth from its previous 1.1. “NCIS” also, unsurprisingly, drew in the night’s largest audience, with 11.47 million viewers tuning in. Its lead-out, “FBI,” similarly ticked down from a 0.9 to a 0.8 this week, but “NCIS: New Orleans” held steady with another 0.7.

On ABC, “American Housewife” (0.8) and “The Kids Are Alright” (0.6) each ticked back down one-tenth from their ratings last week. Meanwhile, “Bless This Mess” filled in for “Black-ish” at 9 p.m., and scored the same 0.6 as its last episode. “1969” (0.4) also stayed even week-to-week.

Elsewhere, NBC’s “The Voice” (0.9) and “New Amsterdam” (0.8) both matched their ratings from a week ago. “The Village” was the network’s only broadcast of the night to take a hit, slipping from its previous 0.7 to a 0.6.

FOX’s “MasterChef Junior” (0.7) also inched back down one-tenth from its last outing, as did “Mental Samurai” (0.5). Rounding out the night though, the CW’s “The Flash” stayed steady with another 0.5, and “The 100” held onto the same 0.3 that its season premiere scored last Tuesday.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.8/4 0.8/4 0.6/3 0.5/2 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 8.97 5.04 2.27 2.93 1.15


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.8/8

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/3, 1.7/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.3/2, 1.7/5

12:35 a.m.

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

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.2/2, 1.2/4

“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 1.1/4


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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