Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, August 11, 2017
Preseason NFL games predictably caused some changes from Friday’s early ratings to the finals, and several shows not affected by pre-emptions adjusted down as well.
In fact, it’s easier to list the shows that didn’t come down: “Masters of Illusion” (0.2 rating in adults 18-49) and a “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” rerun (0.2) on The CW and “What Would You Do?” (0.6) on ABC. “Dateline” adjusted down a tenth of a point to 0.7 but held its No. 1 ranking in the demographic. Everything else on the broadcast nets came down from the early numbers.
Downward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in red.
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||
|8 p.m.||America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.6/3||3.32|
|MacGyver (CBS) – R||0.5/3||3.75|
|Shark Tank (ABC) – R||0.6/3||3.32|
|Masterchef (FOX) – R||0.4/2||1.46|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW)||0.2/1||0.87|
|8:30 p.m.||Masters of Illusion (The CW) – R||0.1/1||0.73|
|9 p.m.||Blue Bloods (CBS) – R||0.5/2||4.13|
|What Would You Do? (ABC) – R||0.6/3||3.06|
|Beat Shazam (FOX) – R||0.4/2||1.32|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.92|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.7/3||3.56|
|Son of Sam: The Killer Speaks (CBS) – S||0.5/2||3.13|
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.6/3||0.5/2||0.6/3||0.4/2||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.40||3.67||3.36||1.39||0.86|
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.
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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.