Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, August 18, 2017
Note: NFL preseason games on FOX will likely cause greater adjustments than usual in the final ratings.
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||
|8 p.m.||Big Brother (CBS)||1.4/6||5.08|
|America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.7/3||3.8|
|Shark Tank (ABC) – R||0.7/3||3.55|
|Masterchef (FOX) – R||0.7/3||2.61|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW)||0.2/1||1.06|
|8:30 p.m.||Masters of Illusion (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.97|
|9 p.m.||What Would You Do? (ABC) – R||0.7/3||3.19|
|Beat Shazam (FOX) – R||0.7/3||2.38|
|Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) – R||0.5/2||3.77|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.92|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.8/4||3.83|
|Blue Bloods (CBS) – R||0.5/2||4.6|
CBS’ “Big Brother” easily won the night in the Friday ratings this week, after scoring a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49. This was, however, four-tenths less than what the series had scored (2.0) the night before. NBC’s “Dateline” held steady with a 0.8, making it the second-highest rated original program of the night.
On ABC, “What Would You Do?” rose one-tenth from its previous 0.6 to a 0.7 this time around. “20/20” was also up one-tenth to a 0.7 this week. The CW’s “Masters of Illusion” maintained its usual 0.2 as well.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.8/4||0.7/3||0.7/3||0.7/3||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.48||3.81||3.38||2.49||0.98|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.6/3, 2.0/5
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.4/6
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.5/3, 1.4/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.4/3, 1.2/4
“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.0/3
“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.