Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Conners (ABC) 1.8/8 7.75
The Voice (NBC) 1.6/7 8.83
NCIS (CBS) 1.3/6 12.14
The Gifted (FOX) 0.6/3 2.03
The Flash (The CW) 0.6/3 1.73
8:30 p.m. The Kids Are Alright (ABC) 1.3/6 5.45
9 p.m. This is Us (NBC) 2.1/9 8.80
Black-ish (ABC) 1.1/5 4.28
FBI (CBS) 1.0/5 9.41
Lethal Weapon (FOX) 0.6/3 2.70
Black Lightning (The CW) 0.3/1 1.02
9:30 p.m. Splitting Up Together (ABC) 0.9/4 3.30
10 p.m. New Amsterdam (NBC) 1.3/6 6.79
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 0.9/4 7.60
The Rookie (ABC) 0.8/3 4.46


Without the same World Series competition that they faced a week ago, ABC’s Tuesday comedies ended up having a solid night this week.

“The Conners” ticked back up from a 1.7 to a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49 – making it the second-highest rated broadcast of the night. “The Kids Are Alright” (1.3), “Black-ish” (1.1), and “Splitting Up Together” (0.9) were all up two-tenths as well. “The Rookie” rounded out the night for ABC, and matched its previous 0.8.

Elsewhere, it was a fairly steady night for NBC, as “The Voice” (1.6) and “This is Us” (2.1) stayed even with their broadcasts last Tuesday. “New Amsterdam” is currently down a tenth from its 1.4 final last week, but even with the same 1.3 preliminary. On CBS, “NCIS” (1.3) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (0.9) both inched up a tenth. “FBI” maintained a 1.0 yet again.

After taking a week off for the World Series, FOX’s “The Gifted” (0.6) returned steady, while “Lethal Weapon” (0.6) fell a tenth to a new series low. The CW’s “The Flash” (0.6) and “Black Lightning” (0.6) were also down a tenth.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.7/7 1.1/5 1.1/5 0.6/3 0.5/2
Total Viewers (millions) 8.14 9.72 5.05 2.36 1.37


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.6/4, 1.9/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 3.0/8

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.8/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/4, 1.3/5

“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 1.3/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2,1.2/5

: 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: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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