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Tuesday Final Ratings: ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ on CBS Rises to Season High

Stephen Colbert’s interview of ex-FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday night helped “The Late Show” to its largest overnight rating of this season (3.5/9) and its third-highest overnight rating ever (since Colbert officially took over as host on Sep. 8, 2015).

Colbert defeated NBC’s “The Tonight Show” (1.7/5) and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel” (1.5/4) combined. It was Colbert’s biggest lead over “The Tonight Show” (+1.8) since its premiere in September 2015 (+2.5).

“The Late Show” also was late night’s #1 telecast in adults 18-49 (0.6 rating/4 share), tying its highest-rated Tuesday in the demo this season.

(Source: CBS)

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s broadcast network telecasts on Tuesday, April 17:

Roseanne (ABC, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 13.264 million viewers
– 8.1/15 HH
– 3.4/15 A18-49 (4.2/18 F18-49, 2.7/13 M18-49)
– 1.9/11 A18-34 (2.4/13 F18-34, 1.4/9 M18-34)
– 4.7/17 A25-54 (5.7/19 F25-54, 3.7/14 M25-54)

Alex, Inc. (S) (ABC, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 4.846 million viewers
– 3.1/5 HH
– 1.3/5 A18-49 (1.5/6 F18-49, 1.0/4 M18-49)
– 0.8/4 A18-34 (0.9/5 F18-34, 0.6/4 M18-34)
– 1.8/6 A25-54 (2.2/7 F25-54, 1.3/4 M25-54)

black-ish (ABC, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 4.038 million viewers
– 2.6/5 HH
– 1.1/4 A18-49 (1.3/5 F18-49, 0.8/3 M18-49)
– 0.6/3 A18-34 (0.8/4 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
– 1.5/5 A25-54 (1.9/6 F25-54, 1.1/3 M25-54)

Splitting Up Together (ABC, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 3.622 million viewers
– 2.4/4 HH
– 1.0/4 A18-49 (1.3/5 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
– 0.6/3 A18-34 (0.8/4 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 1.4/4 A25-54 (1.8/6 F25-54, 0.9/3 M25-54)

For the People (ABC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.035 million viewers
– 1.5/3 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.7/3 F18-49, 0.3/1 M18-49)
– 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.5/3 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
– 0.7/2 A25-54 (1.0/3 F25-54, 0.4/1 M25-54)

NCIS (CBS, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 11.583 million viewers
– 7.2/13 HH
– 1.2/5 A18-49 (1.5/6 F18-49, 0.9/4 M18-49)
– 0.6/4 A18-34 (0.8/5 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
– 1.9/7 A25-54 (2.3/7 F25-54, 1.6/6 M25-54)

Bull (CBS, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 10.829 million viewers
– 6.8/12 HH
– 1.1/4 A18-49 (1.4/5 F18-49, 0.8/3 M18-49)
– 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.7/3 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 1.8/6 A25-54 (2.2/7 F25-54, 1.4/5 M25-54)

NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 8.455 million viewers
– 5.5/11 HH
– 0.8/3 A18-49 (1.0/4 F18-49, 0.6/3 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.5/3 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 1.4/5 A25-54 (1.6/5 F25-54, 1.1/4 M25-54)

NBC News Special Report (NBC, 7:49 PM, 8 min.)
– 3.540 million viewers
– 2.3/5 HH
– 0.5/3 A18-49 (0.7/4 F18-49, 0.3/2 M18-49)
– 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.1/1 M18-34)
– 0.8/3 A25-54 (1.1/4 F25-54, 0.5/2 M25-54)

The Voice (NBC, 8:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 8.350 million viewers
– 5.2/9 HH
– 1.5/6 A18-49 (1.9/8 F18-49, 1.1/5 M18-49)
– 0.8/5 A18-34 (1.0/5 F18-34, 0.7/4 M18-34)
– 2.1/7 A25-54 (2.6/9 F25-54, 1.6/6 M25-54)

Rise (NBC, 9:01 PM, 59 min.)
– 4.214 million viewers
– 2.8/5 HH
– 0.8/3 A18-49 (0.9/3 F18-49, 0.6/2 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.5/2 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 1.2/4 A25-54 (1.4/4 F25-54, 0.9/3 M25-54)

Chicago Med (NBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 6.305 million viewers
– 4.1/8 HH
– 1.2/5 A18-49 (1.5/6 F18-49, 0.8/4 M18-49)
– 0.7/4 A18-34 (0.8/4 F18-34, 0.6/3 M18-34)
– 1.6/5 A25-54 (2.1/7 F25-54, 1.1/4 M25-54)

Lethal Weapon (Fox, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.585 million viewers
– 2.2/4 HH
– 0.8/3 A18-49 (0.8/3 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
– 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.5/3 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
– 1.1/4 A25-54 (1.1/3 F25-54, 1.0/4 M25-54)

LA to Vegas (Fox, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.953 million viewers
– 1.2/2 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49 (0.6/2 F18-49, 0.6/2 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 0.8/2 A25-54 (0.8/2 F25-54, 0.8/3 M25-54)

New Girl (Fox, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.578 million viewers
– 0.9/2 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49 (0.7/3 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.5/2 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
– 0.7/2 A25-54 (0.8/2 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

The Flash (CW, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.881 million viewers
– 1.2/2 HH
– 0.7/3 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.8/4 M18-49)
– 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.6/3 M18-34)
– 0.8/3 A25-54 (0.6/2 F25-54, 1.0/3 M25-54)

Black Lightning (CW, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.678 million viewers
– 1.1/2 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.6/2 M18-49)
– 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.3/1 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
– 0.7/2 A25-54 (0.6/2 F25-54, 0.8/2 M25-54)

La Rosa de Guadalupe (Univision, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.428 million viewers
– 0.9/2 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49

El Rico y Lazaro (Univision, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.662 million viewers
– 1.0/2 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49

Papa a Toda Madre (Univision, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 1.424 million viewers
– 0.8/1 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49

Por Amar Sin Ley (Univision, 10:01 PM, 59 min.)
– 1.480 million viewers
– 0.9/2 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49

La Tierra Prometida (R) (UniMás, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.440 million viewers
– 0.3/1 HH
– 0.1/1 A18-49

Drug Wars (UniMás, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.286 million viewers
– 0.2/0 HH
– 0.1/0 A18-49

Drug Wars (UniMás, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.232 million viewers
– 0.1/0 HH
– 0.1/0 A18-49

La Tierra Prometida (UniMás, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.126 million viewers
– 0.6/1 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49

Reto 4 Elementos: Naturaleza Extrema (UniMás, 10:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 0.403 million viewers
– 0.2/0 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49

Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar (Telemundo, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.277 million viewers
– 0.8/2 HH
– 0.3/2 A18-49
– 0.2/1 A18-34

Mi Familia Perfecta (Telemundo, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.003 million viewers
– 0.6/1 HH
– 0.4/1 A18-49
– 0.3/2 A18-34

Al Otro Lado Del Muro (Telemundo, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.168 million viewers
– 0.7/1 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49
– 0.3/2 A18-34

Enemigo Intimo (Telemundo, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.460 million viewers
– 0.8/2 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49
– 0.5/3 A18-34

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s select cable telecasts on Tuesday, April 17 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total viewers and adults 18-49 in parentheses):

In Contempt (BET, 10:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.468 million viewers (#73)
– 0.31 HH (#73)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#65)
– 0.15 A18-34 (#47)
– 0.22 A25-54 (#56)

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (BRAVO, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.796 million viewers (#13)
– 1.30 HH (#9)
– 0.59 A18-49 (#7)
– 0.38 A18-34 (#14)
– 0.80 A25-54 (#6)

Tosh.O (CMDY, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.530 million viewers (#69)
– 0.33 HH (#70)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#30)
– 0.21 A18-34 (#29)
– 0.29 A25-54 (#42)

Jim Jefferies Show (CMDY, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.348 million viewers (#84)
– 0.22 HH (#84)
– 0.14 A18-49 (#82)
– 0.10 A18-34 (#91)
– 0.15 A25-54 (#81)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.385 million viewers (#19)
– 0.95 HH (#19)
– 0.32 A18-49 (#27)
– 0.19 A18-34 (#36)
– 0.41 A25-54 (#26)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.189 million viewers (#24)
– 0.80 HH (#24)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#35)
– 0.11 A18-34 (#84)
– 0.36 A25-54 (#33)

CNN Tonight (CNN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.018 million viewers (#33)
– 0.71 HH (#31)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#50)
– 0.10 A18-34 (#91)
– 0.30 A25-54 (#40)

Deadliest Catch: The Bait (DISC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.833 million viewers (#38)
– 0.54 HH (#38)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#47)
– 0.13 A18-34 (#66)
– 0.34 A25-54 (#35)

Deadliest Catch (DISC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.846 million viewers (#11)
– 1.13 HH (#13)
– 0.54 A18-49 (#9)
– 0.28 A18-34 (#21)
– 0.79 A25-54 (#7)

Last Outpost (DISC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.985 million viewers (#34)
– 0.62 HH (#35)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#30)
– 0.11 A18-34 (#84)
– 0.38 A25-54 (#30)

Chopped (FOOD, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.927 million viewers (#36)
– 0.57 HH (#36)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#42)
– 0.19 A18-34 (#36)
– 0.29 A25-54 (#42)

Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.582 million viewers (#6)
– 1.74 HH (#5)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#30)
– 0.13 A18-34 (#66)
– 0.44 A25-54 (#19)

Hannity (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.140 million viewers (#2)
– 2.10 HH (#2)
– 0.35 A18-49 (#22)
– 0.15 A18-34 (#47)
– 0.58 A25-54 (#11)

The Ingraham Angle (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.425 million viewers (#8)
– 1.64 HH (#8)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#39)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#80)
– 0.45 A25-54 (#18)

Shadowhunters (FRFM, 8:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.296 million viewers (#90)
– 0.20 HH (#89)
– 0.12 A18-49 (#95)
– 0.13 A18-34 (#66)
– 0.14 A25-54 (#84)

Legion (FX, 10:00 PM, 90 min.)
– 0.380 million viewers (#79)
– 0.24 HH (#78)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#65)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#80)
– 0.18 A25-54 (#68)

Girls Trip (HBO, 8:00 PM, 122 min.)
– 0.323 million viewers (#87)
– 0.22 HH (#84)
– 0.13 A18-49 (#84)
– 0.11 A18-34 (#84)
– 0.16 A25-54 (#75)

Fixer Upper Behind Design (HGTV, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.250 million viewers (#21)
– 0.83 HH (#22)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#39)
– 0.20 A18-34 (#33)
– 0.29 A25-54 (#42)

House Hunters (HGTV, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.140 million viewers (#27)
– 0.76 HH (#27)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#42)
– 0.15 A18-34 (#47)
– 0.29 A25-54 (#42)

Good Bones (HGTV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.296 million viewers (#20)
– 0.88 HH (#20)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#35)
– 0.17 A18-34 (#42)
– 0.33 A25-54 (#36)

House Hunters (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.521 million viewers (#16)
– 1.01 HH (#17)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#30)
– 0.15 A18-34 (#47)
– 0.37 A25-54 (#31)

House Hunters International (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.461 million viewers (#18)
– 1.01 HH (#17)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#39)
– 0.13 A18-34 (#66)
– 0.36 A25-54 (#33)

Forged in Fire (HIST, 9:00 PM, 63 min.)
– 1.164 million viewers (#26)
– 0.69 HH (#32)
– 0.41 A18-49 (#16)
– 0.32 A18-34 (#18)
– 0.47 A25-54 (#17)

Knife or Death (HIST, 10:03 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.137 million viewers (#28)
– 0.67 HH (#33)
– 0.36 A18-49 (#19)
– 0.26 A18-34 (#23)
– 0.44 A25-54 (#19)

Web of Lies (ID, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.119 million viewers (#29)
– 0.79 HH (#25)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#35)
– 0.20 A18-34 (#33)
– 0.37 A25-54 (#31)

Forbidden: Dying for Love (ID, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.176 million viewers (#25)
– 0.84 HH (#21)
– 0.31 A18-49 (#28)
– 0.24 A18-34 (#26)
– 0.43 A25-54 (#22)

Married at First Sight Short (LIF, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.545 million viewers (#68)
– 0.38 HH (#65)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#75)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#80)
– 0.20 A25-54 (#63)

Married at First Sight (LIF, 9:00 PM, 62 min.)
– 1.113 million viewers (#31)
– 0.74 HH (#28)
– 0.39 A18-49 (#17)
– 0.31 A18-34 (#19)
– 0.49 A25-54 (#14)

All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.809 million viewers (#12)
– 1.29 HH (#10)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#52)
– 0.07 A18-34 (#99)
– 0.30 A25-54 (#40)

Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.227 million viewers (#1)
– 2.15 HH (#1)
– 0.36 A18-49 (#19)
– 0.15 A18-34 (#47)
– 0.57 A25-54 (#12)

Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.492 million viewers (#7)
– 1.72 HH (#6)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#30)
– 0.09 A18-34 (#95)
– 0.43 A25-54 (#22)

The Challenge: Vendettas Reunion P2 (MTV, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.745 million viewers (#48)
– 0.46 HH (#50)
– 0.46 A18-49 (#13)
– 0.53 A18-34 (#5)
– 0.42 A25-54 (#24)

The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars S3 (MTV, 10:01 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.567 million viewers (#67)
– 0.33 HH (#70)
– 0.35 A18-49 (#22)
– 0.42 A18-34 (#10)
– 0.32 A25-54 (#38)

NBA Playoffs-Round 1 Eastern Conference Game 2: Washington Wizards at Toronto Raptors (NBATV, 7:00 PM, 162 min.)
– 0.416 million viewers (#76)
– 0.26 HH (#75)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#75)
– 0.18 A18-34 (#40)
– 0.13 A25-54 (#88)

NHL Quarterfinals Eastern Conference Game 3: Washington Capitals at Columbia Blue Jackets (NBCSN, 7:33 PM, 240 min.)
– 0.888 million viewers (#37)
– 0.54 HH (#38)
– 0.37 A18-49 (#18)
– 0.34 A18-34 (#17)
– 0.40 A25-54 (#28)

Hitler Youth (NGC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.496 million viewers (#72)
– 0.34 HH (#68)
– 0.12 A18-49 (#95)
– 0.08 A18-34 (#98)
– 0.16 A25-54 (#75)

Ink Master: Angels (PAR, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.408 million viewers (#77)
– 0.23 HH (#81)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#75)
– 0.13 A18-34 (#66)
– 0.21 A25-54 (#60)

Ink Master (PAR, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.765 million viewers (#46)
– 0.41 HH (#60)
– 0.33 A18-49 (#25)
– 0.28 A18-34 (#21)
– 0.41 A25-54 (#26)

The Last O.G. (TBS, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.116 million viewers (#30)
– 0.74 HH (#28)
– 0.49 A18-49 (#11)
– 0.35 A18-34 (#16)
– 0.53 A25-54 (#13)

Little People, Big World: Back to the Farm (TLC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.739 million viewers (#50)
– 0.51 HH (#42)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#58)
– 0.10 A18-34 (#91)
– 0.22 A25-54 (#56)

Little People, Big World (TLC, 9:00 PM, 62 min.)
– 1.518 million viewers (#17)
– 1.06 HH (#15)
– 0.33 A18-49 (#25)
– 0.22 A18-34 (#28)
– 0.44 A25-54 (#19)

My Little Life (TLC, 10:02 PM, 62 min.)
– 0.802 million viewers (#42)
– 0.57 HH (#36)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#65)
– 0.13 A18-34 (#66)
– 0.21 A25-54 (#60)

NBA Playoffs Pre-Game (TNT, 8:00 PM, 9 min.)
– 1.206 million viewers (#23)
– 0.83 HH (#22)
– 0.49 A18-49 (#11)
– 0.42 A18-34 (#10)
– 0.48 A25-54 (#16)

NBA Playoffs-Round 1 Eastern Conference Game 2: Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics (TNT, 8:09 PM, 150 min.)
– 2.880 million viewers (#4)
– 1.86 HH (#4)
– 1.17 A18-49 (#2)
– 1.08 A18-34 (#2)
– 1.19 A25-54 (#2)

NBA Playoffs-Round 1 Western Conference Game 2: New Orleans Pelicans at Portland Trail Blazers (TNT, 10:39 PM, 146 min.)
– 2.906 million viewers (#3)
– 1.93 HH (#3)
– 1.27 A18-49 (#1)
– 1.18 A18-34 (#1)
– 1.30 A25-54 (#1)

CONCACAF Liga de Campeones Toronto vs. Guadalajara (UDN, 8:30 PM, 123 min.)
– 0.785 million viewers (#45)
– 0.44 HH (#53)
– 0.36 A18-49 (#19)
– 0.31 A18-34 (#19)
– 0.40 A25-54 (#28)

Linea de Cuatro (UDN, 10:33 PM, 27 min.)
– 0.385 million viewers (#78)
– 0.24 HH (#78)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#53)
– 0.14 A18-34 (#58)
– 0.22 A25-54 (#56)

WWE Smackdown (USA, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 2.796 million viewers (#5)
– 1.72 HH (#6)
– 0.98 A18-49 (#3)
– 0.74 A18-34 (#3)
– 1.11 A25-54 (#3)

Unsolved (USA, 10:00 PM, 64 min.)
– 0.760 million viewers (#47)
– 0.49 HH (#46)
– 0.29 A18-49 (#29)
– 0.21 A18-34 (#29)
– 0.33 A25-54 (#36)

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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