TV Ratings Friday: ‘What Would You Do?’ finale helps ABC win the night
Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, Sept. 2, 2016
The numbers for Friday include a sea of repeats and the season finale of an ABC show at the top of the heap:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Shark Tank (ABC) – R||0.7/3||3.90|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R||0.6/3||4.75|
|America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.6/3||3.26|
|Masterchef (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.6/3||1.84|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW) – R||0.3/1||1.07|
|8:30 p.m.||Masters of Illusion (The CW) – R||0.3/1||1.06|
|9 p.m.||What Would You Do? (ABC) – F||0.8/3||3.58|
|Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) – R||0.6/3||5.11|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW)||0.4/2||1.44|
|10 p.m.||20/20 (ABC)||0.7/3||3.96|
|Dateline (NBC) – R||0.7/3||3.76|
|Blue Bloods (CBS) – R||0.6/2||5.34|
The finale of “What Would You Do?” on ABC Friday snagged the best adults 18-49 rating of the night, a 0.8. It was one of only two originals in primetime; “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (0.4) on The CW was the other.
ABC led the night with a 0.7 in the 18-49 demographic, and CBS, NBC and FOX all tied for second at 0.6.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.7/3||0.6/3||0.6/3||0.6/3||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.81||5.07||3.42||1.84||1.26|
Late-night metered market ratings to come.
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.
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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.