Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) 1.5/8 8.91
NCIS (CBS) 1.3/7 12.16
The Conners (ABC) 1.1/6 5.50
The Resident (FOX) 0.7/4 3.81
Pandora (The CW) 0.1/1 0.56
8:30 p.m. Bless This Mess (ABC) 0.7/4 3.77
9 p.m. This is Us (NBC) 1.7/8 7.43
FBI (CBS) 1.0/5 9.44
Empire (FOX) 0.9/5 2.98
Mixed-ish (ABC) 0.7/4 3.54
Pandora (The CW) – F 0.1/0 0.36
9:30 p.m. black-ish (ABC) 0.7/3 3.16
10 p.m. New Amsterdam (NBC) 0.9/5 5.32
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 0.7/4 6.96
Emergence (ABC) 0.6/4 3.58


On a night of mostly downticks, only one show managed to tick up in this week’s Tuesday primetime ratings.

That show was CBS’ “FBI,” which rose from the 0.9 that its season 2 premiere scored last week to a 1.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demo this time around. The sophomore series also generated the night’s second-largest audience (9.44 million viewers). Its lead-in, “NCIS,” not only scored the same 1.3 rating as it did a week ago, but was also the night’s only show to top “FBI’s” audience, with 12.16 million viewers of its own. “NCIS: New Orleans” capped off the night for CBS with a 0.7 and 6.96 million viewers, also steady with its premiere last Tuesday.

On NBC, “The Voice” (1.5) and “This is Us” (1.7) remained the night’s two-highest-rated shows, despite each slipping one-tenth week-to-week. Combined with “New Amsterdam,” which also fell from a 1.0 to a 0.9, the three shows all led their respective hours in the 18-49 demo, giving NBC the night’s overall demo win yet again.

Elsewhere, ABC experienced some more notable week-to-week declines than NBC or CBS. “The Conners” (1.1), “Mixed-ish” (0.7), “Black-ish” (0.7), and “Emergence” (0.6) all dropped two-tenths from their premieres last week. At 8:30 p.m., “Bless This Mess” took a slightly smaller hit, ticking down from its premiere’s 0.8 to a 0.7 this week.

FOX’s “The Resident” (0.7) and “Empire” (0.9) similarly fell one-tenth from their ratings a week ago. Meanwhile, the CW’s “Pandora” wrapped up its first season with back-to-back 0.1s.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.4/7 1.0/5 0.8/4 0.8/4 0.1/1
Total Viewers (millions) 7.22 9.52 3.85 3.39 0.46


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

11:35 p.m.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/4, 1.6/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 3.2/9

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/3, 1.5/4

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 1.1/4

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.0/4

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


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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