Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

The numbers for Tuesday show pretty good week 2 retention for a pair of new dramas and a slight improvement for a veteran show in a new timeslot:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 3.2/11 11.85
NCIS (CBS) 2.1/8 15.21
Dancing WIth the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.3/5 7.65
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 1.0/4 2.40
The Flash (The CW) – R 0.3/1 0.84
8:30 p.m. New Girl (FOX) 1.0/4 2.06
9 p.m. Bull (CBS) 1.9/7 13.48
Scream Queens (FOX) 0.8/3 1.75
MADtv (The CW) – F 0.2/1 0.57
10 p.m. This Is Us (NBC) 2.6/9 8.85
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) 1.5/6 10.69
Agents of SHIELD (ABC) 0.9/3 3.12


New dramas “This Is Us” and “Bull” held up pretty well in their second weeks on the air, with both shows retaining most of their premiere audiences in adults 18-49.

“This Is Us” was the top scripted show on the night for the second week with a 2.6 rating in the demographic, down 0.2 from its premiere last week. Along with “The Voice” (3.2, -0.2), it gave NBC a sweep of all three hours of primetime in adults 18-49.

“Bull,” meanwhile, dipped three tenths of a point to a 1.9 on CBS. “NCIS” was even with last week’s preliminary 2.1 (it adjusted up to 2.2 in the finals), and “NCIS: New Orleans” improved slightly on its premiere, rising a tenth of a point to 1.5.

At ABC, both “Dancing With the Stars” (1.3) and “Agents of SHIELD” (0.9) slipped by two tenths vs. a week ago. FOX’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was even week to week at 1.0, but “New Girl” (1.0) and “Scream Queens” (0.8) each lost two tenths.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 3.0/10 1.8/7 1.2/4 0.9/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 10.85 13.13 6.35 1.99 0.71


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.8/5 2.6/7

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.6/7

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/2, 1.6/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/4, 1.4/5

“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 1.1/4

“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: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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