Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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.) 1.4/7 9.06
Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.0/5 4.04
NCIS (CBS) – R 0.5/3 5.25
The Resident (FOX) – R 0.3/2 1.38
Pandora (The CW) 0.1/1 0.52
9 p.m. FBI (CBS) – R 0.4/2 4.23
First Responders Live (FOX) 0.4/2 1.53
Roswell: Mysteries Decoded (The CW) – R 0.1/1 0.57
10 p.m. Bring the Funny (NBC) 0.7/4 3.48
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R 0.4/2 4.03
Bless This Mess (ABC) – R 0.4/2 1.67
10:30 p.m. The Conners (ABC) – R 0.3/2 1.46


“America’s Got Talent” kept an easy hold on the no. 1 spot in the Tuesday primetime ratings this week.

The NBC reality-competition series topped the night with a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 9.06 million viewers, up a tick from the 1.3 and 8.98 million viewers it scored last Tuesday. Its lead-out, “Bring the Funny,” held steady with its fourth straight 0.7, which kept it on top of the 10 p.m. hour.

Elsewhere, ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” slipped from the 1.1 rating it scored a week ago to a 1.0 this time around, which would mark a new season low for the reality series, assuming it doesn’t adjust up in the finals tomorrow. Despite ticking down in the 18-49 demo though, “Bachelor in Paradise” was a up a bit week-to-week in total viewers, from its 3.95 million last Tuesday to 4.04 million this week, pending updates.

On FOX, “First Responders Live” posted a 0.4 rating at 9 p.m., up from its last outing’s 0.3. The CW’s “Pandora” was the night’s only other original broadcast, and it scored the same 0.1 that it did last week.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.2/6 0.8/5 0.4/2 0.3/2 0.1/1
Total Viewers (millions) 7.20 3.22 4.50 1.45 0.54


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.4/7

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.4/4

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.3/3, 1.5/4

12:35 a.m.

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

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.0/4

“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 0.8/3


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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