Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) 1.3/6 7.59
NCIS (CBS) 1.1/5 10.61
The Conners (ABC) 1.1/5 5.44
The Resident (FOX) 0.7/4 3.70
The Flash (The CW) 0.5/3 1.28
8:30 p.m. Bless This Mess (ABC) 0.7/4 3.41
9 p.m. This is Us (NBC) 1.5/7 6.71
FBI (CBS) 0.9/4 8.71
Empire (FOX) 0.8/4 2.79
mixed-ish (ABC) 0.7/3 2.80
Arrow (The CW) – P 0.3/2 0.87
9:30 p.m. black-ish (ABC) 0.6/3 2.61
10 p.m. New Amsterdam (NBC) 0.8/4 4.98
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 0.7/4 6.62
Emergence (ABC) 0.5/3 2.70


“This is Us” helped carry NBC to yet another Tuesday primetime ratings win this week.

The drama series topped the night’s demo rankings with a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.71 million viewers, down a tick from its 1.6 rating and 7.25 million viewer audience last week. Its lead-in, “The Voice” (1.3), was similarly down two-tenths from its rating a week ago, while “New Amsterdam” stayed even with another 0.8.

Elsewhere, CBS’ “NCIS” (1.1) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (0.7) both held steady with their last outings, with the former raking in the night’s largest audience yet again (10.61 million viewers). “FBI,” however, managed a small uptick in the 9 p.m. hour, rising from its previous episode’s 0.8 rating to a 0.9 this week.

ABC’s “The Conners” (1.1), “mixed-ish” (0.7), and “Emergence” (0.5) all posted the same ratings that they did last Tuesday as well, but the same could not be said for “black-ish” (0.6) and “Bless This Mess” (0.7), both of which fell a tenth week-to-week. On FOX, “The Resident” (0.7) and “Empire” (0.8) matched their ratings from a week ago.

The CW’s “The Flash” (0.5) slipped one-tenth from its season premiere’s 0.6 rating last week. Meanwhile, the final season premiere of “Arrow” grabbed a 0.3 with 869,000 viewers, on par with its averages last season.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.2/5 0.9/4 0.8/4 0.7/3 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 6.42 8.65 3.24 3.28 1.08



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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