Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, Sept. 23, 2016
The numbers for Friday feature two reboots of old shows or movies and a host of premieres for returning series:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||MacGyver (CBS) – P||1.7/8||10.89|
|Last Man Standing (ABC) – P||1.1/5||5.83|
|Hell’s Kitchen (FOX) – P||1.1/5||3.33|
|Superstore (NBC) – R||0.6/3||2.41|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW)||0.3/1||1.05|
|8:30 p.m.||Dr. Ken (ABC) – P||0.9/4||4.09|
|The Good Place (NBC) – R||0.6/3||2.34|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW) – R||0.3/1||1.04|
|9 p.m.||Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) – P||1.3/6||10.09|
|Shark Tank (ABC) – P||1.1/5||4.94|
|The Exorcist (FOX) – P||1.0/4||2.90|
|Dateline (NBC) (9-11 p.m.)||1.0/4||4.60|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R||0.3/1||1.21|
|10 p.m.||Blue Bloods (CBS) – P||1.3/6||10.43|
The premiere of “MacGyver” led CBS to an across-the-board win Friday, scoring the night’s best ratings in both adults 18-49 (1.7) and total viewers (10.89 million). It was the best performance by a Friday scripted series since “Hawaii Five-0” put up a 1.8 in January 2014.
The night’s other reboot, “The Exorcist,” didn’t do as well for FOX but still put up OK numbers for Friday with a 1.0 and 2.9 million viewers. It held onto nearly all of its lead-in audience from “Hell’s Kitchen” (1.1).
The strong premiere for “MacGyver” helped “Five-0” (1.3) improve by 0.3 on last season’s premiere, while “Blue Bloods” was even with last fall’s debut with a 1.3.
ABC had a rougher start. “Last Man Standing” matched the 1.1 for last season’s premiere, but Season 2 of “Dr. Ken” opened to a 0.9, down six tenths of a point from its premiere last season and two tenths off its Season 1 average. “Shark Tank” (1.1) also fell by 0.6 vs. its season premiere last year.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.4/6||1.1/4||0.9/4||0.8/3||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||10.47||3.12||4.44||3.86||1.13|
Late night metered market ratings to come.
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.