Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, May 26, 2017
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||First Dates (NBC)||0.7/3||3.48|
|Shark Tank (ABC) – R||0.7/3||3.28|
|Beat Shazam (FOX) – R||0.6/3||2.09|
|MacGyver (CBS) – R||0.5/2||4.56|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (CW) – R||0.3/1||1.44|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.8/3||4.31|
|Shark Tank (ABC) – R||0.7/3||3.16|
|Hawaii Five-O (CBS) – R||0.6/3||4.96|
|Love Connection (FOX) – R||0.6/3||1.81|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (CW) – R||0.4/1||1.45|
|10 p.m.||Blue Bloods (CBS) – R||0.6/3||5.61|
It was an incredibly quiet Friday night in the ratings once again this week, as the wait for some major shows to return begins again.
For the second week in a row, “Dateline” was the highest-rating show of the night with an average 0.8 rating in adults 18-49, spread out across two hours.
“First Dates” followed closely behind on CBS, maintaining its usual 0.7. Meanwhile, ABC’s “20/20” was the only other original program to play throughout the night, scoring a 0.6.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.7/3||0.6/3||0.7/3||0.6/3||0.4/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.03||5.04||3.27||1.95||1.44|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.