Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS) – R 1.7/8 8.14
The Voice (NBC) 1.5/6 9.45
The Conners (ABC) 1.4/6 7.31
The Gifted (FOX) 0.6/3 2.24
The Flash (The CW) 0.6/3 1.78
8:30 p.m. The Kids Are Alright (ABC) 0.9/4 4.67
9 p.m. This is Us (NBC) 2.0/9 8.91
Black-ish (ABC) 0.9/4 3.53
NCIS (CBS) – R 0.8/3 6.86
Lethal Weapon (FOX) 0.7/3 2.99
Black Lightning (The CW) 0.3/1 1.06
9:30 p.m. Splitting Up Together (ABC) 0.7/3 2.81
10 p.m. New Amsterdam (NBC) 1.1/5 6.29
The Rookie (ABC) 0.8/3 4.34
FBI (CBS) – R 0.6/3 4.73


It was a night of upticks in the Tuesday primetime ratings this week.

NBC’s “The Voice” kicked off the night for the network with a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49, up a tenth from its 1.4 last Tuesday. “This is Us” rose two-tenths with its fall finale from a 1.8 to a 2.0, taking the no. 1 spot of the night yet again, and “New Amsterdam” maintained a 1.1.

On ABC, “The Conners” (1.4) and “The Kids Are Alright” (0.9) similarly matched their series lows from last week. “Black-ish” (0.9), “Splitting Up Together” (0.7), and “The Rookie” (0.8), however, all ticked up a tenth week-to-week. After taking a week off too, “Lethal Weapon” returned up from its previous 0.6 to a 0.7, while “The Gifted” (0.6) stayed even.

The CW’s “The Flash” (0.6) and “Black Lightning” (0.3) were also steady with their episodes a week ago. After airing its annual broadcast of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (1.7) as well, CBS took the rest of the night off.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.6/6 1.1/5 0.9/4 0.7/3 0.5/2
Total Viewers (millions) 8.22 6.58 4.53 2.61 1.42


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.7/7

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

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/3, 1.5/4

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 1.1/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 1.2/5

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 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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