Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, August 25, 2017
Note: CBS’ live NFL broadcast, plus local NFL pre-emptions on FOX affiliates and baseball on The CW in New York, will likely cause greater adjustments than usual in the final ratings. Some stations in Texas also pre-empted primetime schedules for Hurricane Harvey coverage.
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||
|8 p.m.||NFL Preseason Football (CBS) (8-11 p.m.)||1.2/6||4.82|
|America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.7/3||3.76|
|Shark Tank (ABC) – R||0.7/3||3.79|
|Masterchef (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.6/3||2.03|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW) – R||0.3/1||1.41|
|8:30 p.m.||Masters of Illusion (The CW) – R||0.3/1||1.40|
|9 p.m.||What Would You Do? (ABC) – R||0.7/3||3.32|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R||0.3/1||1.46|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.8/4||4.35|
On an otherwise rerun-heavy night, CBS’ coverage of an NFL preseason game scored an easy ratings win.
The Seattle Seahawks’ win over the Kansas City Chiefs scored a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49, pending updates for the live broadcast.
Elsewhere, “Dateline” and “20/20” each drew 0.8s, pending updates. (Some stations in Texas pre-empted regular programming for coverage of Hurricane Harvey.) “Masters of Illusion” drew a 0.3 on The CW, which will likely come down as it was pre-empted in New York for a Yankees game.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.2/6||0.8/3||0.7/3||0.6/3||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.82||3.96||3.65||2.03||1.43|
Late-night shows aired repeats.
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.