Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Note: A live MLB broadcast on FOX will likely result in greater adjustments for the network than usual in the finals later today.

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. 2019 World Series: Game 6 (FOX) (8-11 p.m.) – S 3.8/18 15.31
The Voice (NBC) 1.2/6 7.84
The Conners (ABC) 1.2/6 5.99
NCIS (CBS) – R 0.8/4 8.07
The Flash (The CW) 0.5/3 1.44
8:30 p.m. Bless This Mess (ABC) 0.8/4 3.81
9 p.m. This is Us (NBC) 1.4/6 6.72
mixed-ish (ABC) 0.7/3 3.12
FBI (CBS) – R 0.6/3 6.29
Arrow (The CW) 0.3/2 0.81
9:30 p.m. black-ish (ABC) 0.8/4 2.97
10 p.m. New Amsterdam (NBC) 0.8/4 5.18
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R 0.5/3 4.75
Emergence (ABC) 0.5/3 2.60


There were downticks across the board for NBC in this week’s Tuesday primetime ratings.

At 8 p.m., “The Voice” fell to a season low 1.2 rating in the adults 18-49 demo, down a tenth from its rating last Tuesday, but still raked in the largest audience (7.84 million viewers) of any of the night’s non-sports broadcasts. “This is Us” followed it by a hitting a season low rating of its own – falling from its previous 1.6 to a 1.4 with 6.72 million viewers.

“New Amsterdam” capped off the night for NBC with a 0.8, also down a tenth week-to-week. Meanwhile, FOX stayed on top of the night with Game 6 of this year’s World Series averaging a 3.8 rating and 15.31 million viewers, pending updates. That makes it the highest-rated and most-watched game of the series so far this year, even before any possible upward adjustments in the finals this afternoon.

Elsewhere, ABC’s “The Conners” returned from a week off with a 1.2 rating, up one-tenth from its last episode, and scored its biggest audience of the season so far (5.99 million viewers). Both “Bless This Mess” (0.8) and “black-ish” (0.8) ticked up a tenth from their most recent outings as well, while “mixed-ish” (0.7) and “Emergence” (0.5) stayed even.

On the CW, “The Flash” (0.5) and “Arrow” (0.3) each matched their ratings from a week ago. CBS took the night off, airing only repeats.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 3.8/18 1.1/5 0.8/4 0.6/3 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 15.31 6.58 3.52 6.37 1.13



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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