Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The numbers for Tuesday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.9/8 10.59
Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – F 1.2/5 4.52
Beat Shazam (FOX) 0.7/3 2.20
NCIS (CBS) – R 0.6/3 6.14
The Flash (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.66
9 p.m. Bull (CBS) – R 0.6/3 5.28
Love Connection (FOX) 0.4/2 1.55
The Outpost (The CW) 0.2/1 0.68
10 p.m. NBC Fall Preview (NBC) – S 0.8/4 3.49
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R 0.5/2 4.58
Castaways (ABC) 0.5/2 2.15


ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” closed out its fifth season in solid fashion Tuesday night, scoring a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.52 million viewers – a Tuesday season high in both measures. “Castaways” (0.5) rounded out the night on the network, up one-tenth from the 0.4 final it had scored a week ago.

Elsewhere, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” led the night yet again in both viewers and the 18-49 demo with a 1.9 – up a tenth from its 1.8 last Tuesday – and an audience of 10.59 million. The network’s annual Fall Preview special followed “AGT” with a 0.8.

On FOX, both “Beat Shazam” (0.7) and “Love Connection” were even with their previous episodes, while the CW’s “The Outpost” returned from a week off and maintained a 0.2.

NBC (1.5), unsurprisingly, held onto the no. 1 spot of the night, while ABC (1.0) came second. CBS (0.6) and FOX (0.6) tied for third, with The CW (0.2) coming last again. In late-night, “The Tonight Show” led the 11:35 p.m. time slot with a 0.5, followed by “The Late Show” (0.4) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (0.3).

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.5/6 1.0/5 0.6/3 0.6/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 8.22 3.73 5.33 1.87 0.67


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”: 0.4/3, 2.7/8

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.3/2, 1.5/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.0/4

“Nightline”:0.3/2, 1.1/4

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