Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) 1.6/7 8.80
The Conners (ABC) 1.5/7 6.90
NCIS (CBS) 1.4/6 12.33
The Gifted (FOX) 0.6/3 1.97
The Flash (The CW) 0.6/3 1.71
8:30 p.m. The Kids Are Alright (ABC) 1.0/5 4.70
9 p.m. This is Us (NBC) 2.0/8 8.46
FBI (CBS) 1.1/5 9.12
Black-ish (ABC) 1.0/5 4.06
Lethal Weapon (FOX) 0.6/3 2.78
Black Lightning (The CW) 0.3/1 0.94
9:30 p.m. Splitting Up Together (ABC) 0.7/3 2.89
10 p.m. New Amsterdam (NBC) 1.1/5 6.05
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 0.9/4 7.54
The Rookie (ABC) 0.7/3 3.96


After taking last week off for the Midterm Elections coverage, most of the Tuesday night primetime shows returned down this week.

ABC’s “The Conners” hit a new season low 1.5 rating in adults 18-49, down three-tenths from its previous episode. “The Kids Are Alright (1.0) experienced the same three-tenth drop, while “Black-ish” (1.0) and “The Rookie” (0.7) each fell a tenth. “Splitting Up Together” was down from a 0.9 to a 0.7 as well.

NBC’s “The Voice” scored a 1.6, matching its last Tuesday night broadcast in the demo. “This is Us” was also the night’s highest-rated broadcast yet again, but tied its series low with a 2.0, and “New Amsterdam” returned down from a 1.3 to a 1.1. FOX’s “Lethal Weapon” (0.6) and “The Gifted” (0.6) both slipped a tenth from what they had scored a week ago.

CBS’ “NCIS” was one of the night’s only shows to actually return up, as it grew a tenth to tie its season high 1.4. “FBI” also ticked up a tenth to a 1.1, while “NCIS: New Orleans” maintained a 0.9.

On the CW, “Black Lightning” held steady with another 0.3, and “The Flash” (0.6) inched down a tenth.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.5/7 1.1/5 1.0/5 0.6/3 0.5/2
Total Viewers (millions) 7.77 9.66 4.41 2.37 1.33


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 1.9/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 1.8/5

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

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/4, 1.2/5

“Nightline”: 0.4/4, 1.2/4

“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.

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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