Wednesday, November 7, 2018

UPDATED Tuesday Ratings - NBC Leads Midterm Election Results Coverage; 'The Gifted' and 'Lethal Weapon' Tick Up

On November 6, 2018, NBC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.40 rating - followed by ABC (1.30), CBS (0.90), FOX (0.70) and The CW (0.25).

Furthermore, NBC won in total viewers with 5.749 million viewers - followed by ABC (5.245), CBS (4.252), FOX (2.774) and The CW (0.900).

The CW aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - The election specials on ABC, CBS and NBC were adjusted down. So was the repeat of The Flash.

NBC (1.40 Rating, 5.749 Million Viewers)
        THE VOTE: AMERICA'S FUTURE (1.3)

ABC (1.30 Rating, 5.245 Million Viewers)
        ABC NEWS 2018 MIDTERM ELECTION (1.2)

CBS (0.90 Rating, 4.252 Million Viewers)
        CBS NEWS: ELECTION NIGHT (0.8)

FOX (0.70 Rating, 2.774 Million Viewers)
        THE GIFTED (0.7, +0.1)
        LETHAL WEAPON (0.7, +0.1)

THE CW (0.25 Rating, 0.900 Million Viewers)
        THE FLASH (0.2) REPEAT
        BLACK LIGHTNING (0.2) REPEAT


                                          The Final Ratings for Tuesday, November 6 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
NBC
The Vote: America’s Future (8-11)
1.3
5.407

ABC
ABC News 2018 Midterm Elections (8-11)
1.2
4.981

CBS
CBS News: Election Night (8-11)
0.8
3.844

FOX
The Gifted
0.7
2.307

The CW
The Flash - R
0.2
0.784
9:00 PM
FOX
Lethal Weapon
0.7
3.026

The CW
Black Lightning - R
0.2
0.576

Average Rating: 0.73
Average Viewership: 2.989


NOTE: For the 2018-19 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 119.9 million TV households. The Adults 18-49 demographic is the rating most commonly reported and helps determine ad rates but is not the sole explanation for whether a show will be renewed or cancelled.