Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016
The numbers for Tuesday include NBC’s top new drama remaining in the lead for the night and solid retention for a new comedy on ABC:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||The Voice (NBC)||2.4/8||10.32|
|The Middle (ABC)||1.5/6||5.95|
|The Flash (The CW)||1.0/4||2.63|
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)||0.9/3||2.03|
|8:30 p.m.||American Housewife (ABC)||1.6/6||5.67|
|New Girl (FOX)||0.9/3||1.84|
|9 p.m.||This Is Us (NBC)||2.6/9||9.62|
|Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)||1.3/5||4.07|
|Scream Queens (FOX)||0.6/2||1.50|
|No Tomorrow (The CW)||0.3/1||0.85|
|9:30 p.m.||The Real O’Neals (ABC)||1.0/3||3.10|
|10 p.m.||Chicago Fire (NBC)||1.7/6||7.41|
|NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)||1.2/5||9.56|
|Agents of SHIELD (ABC)||0.8/3||2.56|
“This Is Us” scored Tuesday’s best adults 18-49 ratings for the second straight week, once again building on its lead-in. The show was off two tenths of a point vs. last week, but its 2.6 rating was No. 1 on the night, ahead of “The Voice’s” 2.4 (-0.1 vs. last week’s fast nationals).
“Chicago Fire” was also solid for NBC, dropping just a tenth from its premiere to a 1.7. The network led all three hours of primetime in the 18-49 demographic.
Elsewhere, episode 2 of “American Housewife” held up pretty well, dropping 0.2 vs. last week’s fast nationals to a 1.6 (the premiere adjusted up in the finals from 1.8 to 1.9). “The Middle” (1.5), “Fresh Off the Boat” (1.3) and “The Real O’Neals” were all down 0.2 or 0.3 for ABC, while “Agents of SHIELD” (0.8) lost a tenth and scored a series low.
“NCIS” (1.8) rose a tenth compared to the early numbers last week for CBS, while “Bull” (1.6) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (1.2) were even. The CW also got steady performances from “The Flash” (1.0) and “No Tomorrow” (0.3) — although if there are no adjustments, that will be a series low for “The Flash” — as did FOX from “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “New Girl” (each 0.9). “Scream Queens,” however, fell by 0.1 to a 0.6.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||2.2/8||1.5/6||1.2/4||0.8/3||0.7/3|
|Total Viewers (millions)||9.11||12.10||3.98||1.72||1.74|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.7/4, 2.1/6
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.5/7
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 1.7/5
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.4/3, 1.1/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4
“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 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.