TV Ratings Tuesday: ‘America’s Got Talent’ rises, ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ holds steady

Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Tuesday, August 20, 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.) 1.6/8 9.35
Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.1/6 4.10
NCIS (CBS) – R 0.4/3 4.63
The Resident (FOX) – R 0.3/1 1.35
Pandora (The CW) 0.2/1 0.68
9 p.m. FBI (CBS) – R 0.4/2 4.04
First Responders Live (FOX) 0.3/2 1.48
Mysteries Decoded (The CW) 0.1/1 0.60
10 p.m. Bring the Funny (NBC) 0.7/4 3.89
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R 0.4/2 3.99
Bless This Mess (ABC) – R 0.4/2 1.63
10:30 p.m. black-ish (ABC) – R 0.3/2 1.31


Analysis to come.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.3/7 0.8/4 0.4/2 0.3/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 7.53 3.22 4.22 1.41 0.64


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.3/2, 1.4/4

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.3/2, 1.3/4

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.1/1, 1.6/5

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 0.9/3

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.2/2, 0.8/3

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.1/1, 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.


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