Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, April 19, 2019
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Last Man Standing (FOX)||0.8/5||4.73|
|I Love Lucy Funny Money Special (CBS)||0.5/3||4.44|
|NBA Countdown (ABC)||0.4/3||2.23|
|Dynasty (The CW)||0.2/1||1.06|
|8:30 p.m.||NBA Playoffs (ABC) (8:30-11 p.m.)||0.7/4||2.66|
|The Cool Kids (FOX)||0.6/4||3.52|
|9 p.m.||The Blacklist (NBC)||0.6/3||4.00|
|Hawaii Five-O (CBS) – R||0.4/2||3.99|
|Proven Innocent (FOX)||0.4/2||1.98|
|Whose Line is it Anyway? (The CW) – R||0.3/1||1.01|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.7/4||4.05|
|Blue Bloods (CBS) – R||0.4/3||5.28|
If there’s a new episode of “Last Man Standing” on Friday night, you can almost always count on it to come out on top.
The FOX comedy returned for the first time since March 22 with a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49. This score massively outpaced recent reruns, but failed to top the 0.9 it scored last time it aired a new episode. “The Cool Kids” followed behind “Last Man Standing,” with the 0.6 it scored falling one-tenth behind its own most recent episode. “Proven Innocent” rounded out the night for FOX with yet another 0.4.
ABC had to make do without “Fresh Off the Boat” or “Speechless,” instead relying on the NBA. An “NBA Countdown” broadcast picked up a 0.4, while the playoff game it led into, in which the Boston Celtics met the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, scored a 0.7 average across two-and-a-half hours.
On NBC, “Blindspot” sank from 0.5 to 0.4, while “The Blacklist” had the opposite trajectory, rising from 0.5 to 0.6. This was followed by “Dateline” building on the 0.6 it climbed to last week to achieve a 0.7.
CBS aired an “I Love Lucy” special for a 0.5, which led into reruns of “Hawaii Five-O” and “Blue Bloods” for a pair of 0.4’s. On The CW, “Dynasty” picked up from 0.1 to 0.2, and a rerun of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” grabbed a 0.3.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.6/4||0.6/4||0.6/3||0.4/3||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.41||2.55||3.70||4.57||1.04|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.5/6
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/2, 1.8/5
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/2, 1.3/3
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.3/2, 1.2/4
“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 0.9/3
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/1, 1.1/4
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.