Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) 2.2/8 10.22
The Middle (ABC) – P 1.6/6 6.06
NCIS (CBS) 1.4/5 13.20
Lethal Weapon (FOX) 1.1/4 4.02
The Flash (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.79
8:30 p.m. Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) – P 1.3/5 4.47
9 p.m. This Is Us (NBC) 3.1/10 10.92
Black-ish (ABC) – P 1.5/5 4.69
Bull (CBS) 1.2/5 10.72
The Mick (FOX) 0.9/3 2.53
Machinima’s Chasing the Cup: Injustice 2 (The CW) – S 0.1/1 0.41
9:30 p.m. The Mayor (ABC) – P 1.2/5 4.06
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 0.7/3 1.87
10 p.m. Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (NBC) 1.2/5 5.06
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 1.0/4 9.18
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC) – P 1.0/4 4.20


ABC’s Tuesday lineup got off to a so-so start, with its returning comedies below last year’s premieres — but at or above their 2016-17 season averages — and two new shows getting off to mediocre starts.

New comedy “The Mayor” opened with a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49, falling 0.3 from its lead-in, “Black-ish,” which matched last season’s Wednesday average but was off half a point from its premiere. “The Mayor’s” 18-49 rating was equal to that of “The Real O’Neals” in the same spot last year.

“Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” premiered to a 1.0 at 10 p.m. “The Middle” scored a 1.6, 0.2 off its premiere last year but two tenths ahead of its average. “Fresh Off the Boat’s” 1.3 was down 0.3 from last season’s premiere but a tenth above last season’s average.

“This Is Us” led the night by a comfortable margin in adults 18-49, but its 3.1 was down about 20 percent from last week’s premiere. “The Voice” (2.2, -0.5) and “Law & Order True Crime” (1.2, -0.4) also took hits for NBC.

“NCIS” was down two tenths in adults 18-49 at 1.4, but its 13.2 million viewers is up a little from the early figures for last week’s premiere. “Bull” (1.2) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (1.0) were even in the 18-49 demo and improved in total viewers as well.

FOX’s “Lethal Weapon” slipped a tenth from its premiere to 1.1, while “The Mick” (0.9) and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (0.7) held steady.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.2/8 1.3/5 1.2/5 1.0/4 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 8.73 4.61 11.03 3.11 0.60


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.6/4, 2.0/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.6/3, 1.9/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.8/7

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.2/4

“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.2/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/2, 1.3/5

: 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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