Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, Sept. 22, 2017
Note: The CW was pre-empted in New York for baseball, which may result in greater adjustments than usual in the final ratings.
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||Shark Tank (ABC) – R||0.6/3||3.63|
|America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.6/3||3.20|
|MacGyver (CBS) – R||0.5/3||4.19|
|Masterchef (FOX) – R||0.4/2||1.47|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW) – F||0.3/2||1.47|
|8:30 p.m.||Masters of Illusion (The CW) – R||0.4/2||1.38|
|9 p.m.||What Would You Do? (ABC) – F||0.7/3||3.35|
|Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) – R||0.5/3||4.80|
|Beat Shazam (FOX) – R||0.4/2||1.25|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R||0.3/1||1.30|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.8/4||3.99|
|Blue Bloods (CBS) – R||0.6/3||5.30|
ABC and NBC tied for the No. 1 spot among adults 18-49 on the final Friday before the fall TV season begins.
The two networks each averaged a 0.7 rating in primetime. “Dateline” was the top show with a 0.8, followed by “20/20” and the season finale of “What Would You Do?” at 0.7.
The season finale of “Masters of Illusion” is currently at 0.3 for The CW, pending updates. CBS led the night in total viewers with reruns of “MacGyver,” “Hawaii Five-0” and “Blue Bloods.”
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.7/3||0.7/3||0.5/3||0.4/2||0.3/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.49||3.46||4.77||1.36||1.36|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.6/3, 1.9/5
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.3/6
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/2, 1.7/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.4/3, 1.1/4
“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 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.