TV Ratings Friday: ‘Big Brother’ tops a rerun-heavy evening
Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, Sept. 16, 2016
The numbers for Friday include a lot of reruns and a couple of new episodes topped by a special edition of “Big Brother” on CBS:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Big Brother (CBS)||1.2/6||4.68|
|American Ninja Warrior (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.8/4||3.33|
|Masterchef (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.6/3||1.85|
|Last Man Standing (ABC) – R||0.5/3||3.75|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW)||0.4/2||1.50|
|8:30 p.m.||Dr. Ken (ABC) – R||0.5/2||2.82|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW) – R||0.3/1||1.56|
|9 p.m.||Shark Tank (ABC) – R||0.6/3||3.11|
|Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) – R||0.5/2||4.37|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – F||0.4/2||1.78|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.9/4||3.71|
|Blue Bloods (CBS) – R||0.6/3||5.42|
The final Friday before the start of a new TV season was a pretty uneventful one. CBS had the night’s top show with a half-new, half-clip show edition of “Big Brother,” which earned a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49.
A new episode of “Masters of Illusion” and the finale of “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” each drew a 0.4 for The CW, pending updates.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.8/4||0.8/3||0.6/3||0.6/3||0.4/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.82||3.46||3.42||1.85||1.65|
Late night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.8/4, 2.4/6
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/2, 1.5/4
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.3/2, 1.8/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.4/3, 1.1/4
“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/1, 1.0/3
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.