Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016

The numbers for Tuesday feature solid ratings for several premieres and the season’s top new show building on its last episode:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) 2.5/9 10.64
NCIS (CBS) 1.7/7 14.48
The Middle (ABC) – P 1.7/7 6.63
The Flash (The CW) 1.0/4 2.75
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 0.9/3 2.13
8:30 p.m. American Housewife (ABC) – P 1.8/7 6.49
New Girl (FOX) 0.9/3 1.96
9 p.m. This Is Us (NBC) 2.8/9 9.82
Bull (CBS) 1.6/6 12.97
Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) – P 1.5/5 4.96
Scream Queens (FOX) 0.7/2 1.64
No Tomorrow (The CW) 0.3/1 0.84
9:30 p.m. The Real O’Neals (ABC) – P 1.2/4 3.76
10 p.m. Chicago Fire (NBC) – P 1.8/7 7.52
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 1.2/5 9.65
Agents of SHIELD (ABC) 0.9/3 2.82

 

ABC’s new comedy block got off to a decent start Tuesday, with the debut of “American Housewife” scoring the best adults 18-49 rating of the bunch. It drew a 1.8, a tenth better than “The Middle,” which was down a bit from last season’s debut on Wednesday but in line with its 2015-16 average.

“Fresh Off the Boat” (1.5) and “The Real O’Neals were also down from their premieres last year but ahead of their ’15-’16 averages.

“This Is Us” moved to an earlier time on NBC and improved its ratings, rising 0.2 vs. its last episode and matching its premiere with a 2.8. It also built on its “Voice” lead-in (2.5). “Chicago Fire” premiered to a 1.8, even with last year’s debut.

The news was not as good for the other networks. At CBS, “NCIS” (1.7, -0.2), “Bull” (1.6, -0.3) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (1.2, -0.3) were all down, with the two “NCIS” shows hitting series lows. A crossover between “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “New Girl” resulted in slightly lower numbers for both, as each scored a 0.9. “The Flash” hit a series-low 1.0 on The CW, while “No Tomorrow” fell two tenths from its premiere to a 0.3.

Network averages:

NBC CBS ABC FOX CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.4/8 1.6/6 1.4/5 0.8/3 0.7/3
Total Viewers (millions) 9.33 12.37 4.58 1.84 1.80

 

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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.9/5, 2.5/7

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 1.5/4

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.4/2, 2.3/6

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.5/4, 1.3/5

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.3/2, 1.2/4

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4

Definitions:
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: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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