Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, July 21, 2017
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Big Brother (CBS)||1.4/7||5.42|
|America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.8/4||4.45|
|Movie: Disney’s Descendants 2 (ABC) (8-10:30 p.m.)||0.4/2||1.72|
|Masterchef (FOX) – R||0.4/2||1.52|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW)||0.2/1||1.27|
|8:30 p.m.||Masters of Illusion (The CW) – R||0.2/1||1.15|
|9 p.m.||Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) – R||0.5/3||3.83|
|Beat Shazam (FOX) – R||0.4/2||1.29|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R||0.2/1||1.04|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.9/5||4.65|
|Blue Bloods (CBS) – R||0.5/3||4.68|
|10:30 p.m.||Descendants 2: ABC After-Party (ABC) – S||0.3/1||1.12|
A Friday edition of “Big Brother” helped CBS to a ratings win in primetime. The show delivered a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.42 million viewers, predictably down some from its regular nights but No. 1 for Friday in both measures.
ABC’s showing of the Disney movie “Descendants 2” earned a modest 0.4 and 1.72 million viewers. It was simulcast on Disney Channel, Freeform, Lifetime, Disney X D and Lifetime Movie Network, so the ABC numbers represent only a fraction of its total audience (we’ll have more complete figures later in the day).
“Masters of Illusion” (0.2) was even with last week for The CW.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.8/4||0.8/4||0.4/2||0.4/2||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.64||4.52||1.62||1.41||1.13|
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.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.