Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, August 17, 2018
Note: Local pre-emptions for NFL preseason games on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and the CW may result in greater adjustments than usual in the final ratings.
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||TKO: Total Knock Out (CBS)||0.7/3||3.40|
|American Ninja Warrior (NBC) (8-10 p.m) – R||0.7/3||3.25|
|WE Day (ABC) – S||0.5/2||2.81|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW)||0.4/2||1.60|
|Big3 Basketball (FOX) (8-11 p.m.)||0.4/2||1.47|
|8:30 p.m.||Masters of Illusion (The CW) – R||0.3/1||1.52|
|9 p.m.||What Would You Do? (ABC)||0.6/3||3.11|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R||0.3/1||1.54|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.6/3||3.41|
Thanks to NFL pre-emptions across all the networks, it’s likely that most of these ratings will adjust down one to three-tenths of a point in the finals Monday afternoon.
So, pending updates, CBS’ “TKO: Total Knock Out” is currently sitting as the highest-rated broadcast of the night with a 0.7 in adults 18-49, tieing with an encore of “American Ninja Warrior” (0.7), which it beat in total viewers with 3.40 million vs 3.25 million. But make sure to check back Monday to see how it levels out in the finals.
ABC’s coverage of the annual “WE Day” scored a 0.5 on the network as well, currently up from the 0.3 that CBS’ coverage of it had scored last year. “What Would You Do?” followed behind with a 0.6, one-tenth higher than its previous episode, while “20/20” (0.6) rounded out the night.
CBS’ back-to-back episodes of “Whistleblower” (0.6, 0.5) were both up from the 0.3 of its episode last week, though, both will likely adjust down in the finals. On the CW, “Masters of Illusion” (0.4) is also currently up one-tenth from the 0.3 it had scored a week ago, pending updates. Elsewhere, FOX’s Big3 Basketball coverage raked in a 0.4 average across its 3-hour run time with 1.47 million average viewers.
Right now, NBC, ABC, and CBS are all tied for the no. 1 spot in the network race with matching 0.6s, followed by FOX (0.4) and The CW (0.3). Meanwhile, NBC is winning in total viewers with 3.25 million.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.6/3||0.6/3||0.6/3||0.4/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.25||3.09||2.99||1.47||1.55|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 2.1/6
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.3/2, 1.6/4
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.3/2, 1.4/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.3/2, 1.0/4
“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 1.0/3
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 1.0/3
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Source: The Nielsen Company.