TV Ratings Friday: NFL Preseason puts CBS on top
Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, Aug. 26, 2016
Note: CBS’ live national coverage of the NFL preseason, plus local pre-emptions on ABC, NBC and FOX affiliates, could result in greater adjustments than usual for those networks.
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||NFL Preseason Football (CBS) (8-11 p.m.)||1.3/5||5.06|
|America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.9/4||3.9|
|Shark Tank (ABC) – R||0.8/3||4.24|
|Masterchef (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.7/3||2.22|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW)||0.5/2||1.99|
|8:30 p.m.||Masters of Illusion (The CW) – R||0.5/2||2.05|
|9 p.m.||What Would You Do? (ABC)||0.9/4||4.16|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R||0.5/2||2.11|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||1.1/4||5.04|
|10 p.m.||20/20 (ABC)||0.9/4||4.85|
The first night without the Summer Olympics and NBC dropped a predictably large amount, though it still grabbed one of the largest non-rerun numbers of the night with “Dateline” scoring a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49.
Meanwhile, CBS landed the top spot of the night with their coverage of the NFL Preseason games, scoring an average rating of 1.3 throughout a three-hour broadcast. ABC also performed well with a 0.9 for “What Would You Do?” also.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.9/4||1.3/5||0.8/3||0.7/3||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.28||5.06||4.42||2.22||2.05|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.