TV Ratings Friday: ABC and NBC land on top
Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, July 29, 2016
The numbers for Friday, which include solid performances from both ABC and NBC shows and a minimal increase in one of ABC’s most reliable Friday shows:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8 – 10 p.m.) – R||0.8/4||4.05|
|Shark Tank (ABC) – R||0.8/4||3.77|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R||0.6/3||4.59|
|Bones (FOX) – R||0.5/2||1.82|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW)||0.2/1||0.96|
|8:30 p.m.||Masters of Illusion (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.84|
|9 p.m.||What Would You Do? (ABC)||0.8/4||3.46|
|Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) – R||0.6/3||5.09|
|Masterchef (FOX) – R||0.4/1||1.35|
|MADtv (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.65|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.8/4||4.45|
|Blue Bloods (CBS) – R||0.6/3||5.35|
Without an extra episode of “Big Brother” this week, CBS fell below both ABC and NBC in the Friday ratings this week, with consistent 0.6s in adults 18-49 throughout all three of its Friday night reruns. NBC’s rerun of “America’s Got Talent” dipped one tenth from its previous 0.9 to a 0.8 here as well.
Meanwhile, ABC’s “What Would You Do?” ticked up one tenth from a 0.7 to a 0.8 this time around, one of the best performances of the night. “Dateline” ticked up from a 0.7 to a 0.8 this week as well, while “20/20” dipped one tenth from a 0.8 to a 0.7.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.6/3||0.8/4||0.8/4||0.5/2||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||5.01||4.18||3.60||1.58||0.81|
Late night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.7/4, 2.3/6
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.5/3, 1.6/4
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.1/5
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.4/3, 1.2/4
“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.2/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.1/1, 0.7/3
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.