Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) 1.4/6 8.22
The Conners (ABC) 1.4/6 6.91
NCIS (CBS) 1.2/5 11.90
The Flash (The CW) 0.6/3 1.60
The Gifted (FOX) – R 0.3/1 1.18
8:30 p.m. The Kids Are Alright (ABC) 0.9/4 4.39
9 p.m. This is Us (NBC) 1.8/8 7.89
FBI (CBS) 1.0/5 8.90
Black-ish (ABC) 0.8/3 3.48
Lethal Weapon (FOX) – R 0.4/2 1.46
Black Lightning (The CW) 0.3/1 1.00
9:30 p.m. Splitting Up Together (ABC) 0.6/3 2.73
10 p.m. New Amsterdam (NBC) 1.1/5 5.89
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 0.8/3 7.43
The Rookie (ABC) 0.7/3 4.05


It was a mostly down night for the Tuesday primetime shows this week.

NBC’s “The Voice” dropped two-tenths from a 1.6 to a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49, tying its previous season low. “This is Us” fell below a 2.0 for the first time ever with a 1.8, while “New Amsterdam” held onto the same 1.1 it had scored a week ago.

It was a similar story on ABC, as “The Conners” (1.4), “The Kids Are Alright” (0.9), and “Splitting Up Together” (0.6) all fell a tenth from their last episodes. “Black-ish” (0.8) also slipped two-tenths, and “The Rookie” rounded out the night for the network with a 0.7 for the second week in a row.

CBS’ “NCIS” dipped from a 1.4 to a 1.2, while “FBI” (1.0) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (0.8) each lost a tenth. The CW’s “The Flash” (0.6) and “Black Lightning” (0.3) both held steady, and FOX took the week off with “The Gifted” (0.3) and “Lethal Weapon” (0.4) encores.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.4/6 1.0/5 0.9/4 0.4/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 7.33 9.41 4.27 1.30 1.32


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”: 0.4/3, 1.7/5

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4

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