TV Ratings Friday: ‘Dateline’ leads the night
Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, May 27, 2016
The numbers for Friday are in, including lower numbers than usual this week, mostly caused by reruns, and a two hour NBC program leading the night throughout both hours:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||500 Questions (ABC)||0.7/3||4.43|
|Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (NBC)||0.7/3||3.32|
|Undercover Boss (CBS) – R||0.6/2||4.1|
|The Simpsons (FOX) – R||0.4/1||1.46|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW) – R||0.4/1||1.56|
|8:30 p.m.||The Simpsons (FOX) – R||0.4/1||1.29|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW) – R||0.3/1||1.51|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.9/4||4.78|
|Shark Tank (ABC) – R||0.8/3||3.76|
|Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) – R||0.5/2||4.3|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R||0.3/1||1.53|
|Coupled (FOX) – R||0.3/1||0.94|
|10 p.m.||20/20 (ABC)||0.7/3||3.83|
|Blue Bloods (CBS) – R||0.6/2||5.14|
It was a relatively quiet Friday night this week, with a number of shows airing reruns that resulted in lower numbers than usual. Following last week’s finale, ABC’s “Shark Tank” pulled in a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49, with an encore episode. Meanwhile, a rerun of “Blue Bloods” only grabbed a 0.6 as well.
NBC led the ratings though with a two hour edition of “Dateline,” which scored 0.9 ratings throughout both hours, making it the top show of the night.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.7/3||0.8/3||0.6/2||0.4/1||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.01||4.29||4.51||1.23||1.54|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.