Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017

Note: Tuesday’s ratings may be subject to greater changes than usual as some local stations pre-empted regular programming for election coverage.

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) 1.9/7 9.37
NCIS (CBS) 1.5/6 13.30
The Middle (ABC) 1.3/5 5.59
Lethal Weapon (FOX) 1.0/4 4.01
The Flash (The CW) 0.9/4 2.31
8:30 p.m. Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) 1.0/4 3.69
9 p.m. This Is Us (NBC) 2.5/9 9.78
Bull (CBS) 1.2/5 10.68
Black-ish (ABC) 1.1/4 3.75
The Mick (FOX) 0.7/3 2.10
Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) 0.5/2 1.54
9:30 p.m. The Mayor (ABC) 0.8/3 2.69
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 0.6/2 1.54
10 p.m. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 1.0/4 9.11
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (NBC) 0.9/4 4.09
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC) 0.7/3 2.91


Most of Tuesday’s shows were up week to week as they recovered from last week’s Halloween- and World Series-induced lows.

“This Is Us” led the night among adults 18-49 with a 2.5 rating, up half a point from last week’s series low. “NCIS” was up three tenths of a point at 1.5.

A number of other shows improved by one or two tenths. Every show on ABC was up by a tenth vs. last week. CBS’ “Bull” (1.2) rose 0.2 and “NCIS: New Orleans” (1.0) 0.1. “The Flash” was up two tenths at 0.9 on The CW, and “Legends of Tomorrow” ticked up a tenth to 0.5.

“The Voice” was steady with its last regular episode on NBC, and “Law & Order True Crime” rose two tenths to 0.9. “Lethal Weapon” returned from its World Series hiatus with a 1.0, up 0.1 over its last episode. “The Mick” was off a tenth at 0.7, and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” held steady at 0.6.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.8/7 1.2/5 0.9/4 0.8/3 0.7/3
Total Viewers (millions) 7.75 11.03 3.59 2.92 1.92


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.8/8

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.8/5

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.4/3, 1.6/4

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 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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