Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) 1.8/8 9.19
NCIS (CBS) 1.4/6 11.93
Dancing with the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 0.8/3 6.10
The Gifted (FOX) 0.7/3 2.27
The Flash (The CW) – R 0.1/1 0.55
9 p.m. This is Us (NBC) 2.4/9 8.77
FBI (CBS) 1.2/5 9.37
Lethal Weapon (FOX) 0.8/3 3.16
The Outpost (The CW) – F 0.1/1 0.59
10 p.m. New Amsterdam (NBC) 1.6/7 7.47
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 1.0/5 7.84
A Million Little Things (ABC) – R 0.5/2 2.82


It was a strong night for CBS’ Tuesday shows, which held to their premiere ratings fairly well in their second weeks.

Pending updates, both “NCIS” (1.4) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (1.0) were even with their season premieres from a week ago, while “FBI” only fell one-tenth from the 1.3 its series debut scored to a 1.2 rating in the adults 18-49 demo this week.

It was a similar story with NBC’s “New Amsterdam,” which experienced a survivable two-tenth drop from a 1.8 to a 1.6. “This is Us” took a predictable second week hit as well, dipping from its premiere’s 3.0 to a 2.4 this time around. “The Voice” (1.8) also fell four-tenths with its second Tuesday night broadcast of the new season.

Meanwhile, ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” stayed low with a 0.8 average, down a tenth week-to-week. An encore broadcast of the “A Million Little Things” pilot rounded out the night for the network at the 10 p.m. hour, and scored the same 0.5 that a new “20/20” did in the time slot last week.

On FOX, “The Gifted” fell two-tenths from its premiere’s 0.9 to a 0.7, tying its previous series low, while “Lethal Weapon” actually built off its “Gifted” lead-in and scored the same 0.8 rating as its premiere, with 3.16 million viewers. The CW’s “The Outpost” (0.1) closed out a quiet first season, down from its 0.2 last Tuesday, but even with its overall season average.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.9/8 1.2/5 0.8/3 0.7/3 0.1/1
Total Viewers (millions) 8.48 9.71 2.71 5.01 0.57


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 1.8/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.7/7

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/2, 1.6/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.2/4

“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 1.1/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/1, 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: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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