Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, August 23, 2019
Note: NFL pre-emptions in local markets may result in greater adjustments in the finals than usual.
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||NFL Football (CBS) (8-11 p.m.) – S||0.7/5||3.53|
|American Housewife (ABC) – R||0.5/4||2.87|
|American Ninja Warrior (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.5/3||2.29|
|BH90210 (FOX) – R||0.3/2||1.04|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW)||0.2/1||0.89|
|8:30 p.m.||Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) – R||0.5/3||2.30|
|The Big Stage (The CW)||0.1/1||0.63|
|9 p.m.||What Would You Do? (ABC)||0.5/3||3.07|
|MasterChef (FOX) – R||0.3/2||1.14|
|Hypnotize Me (The CW) – R||0.1/1||0.44|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) – R||0.6/4||2.99|
|20/20 (ABC) – R||0.5/3||3.04|
This week, the NFL put CBS on top.
The network’s broadcast of the Buffalo Bills playing the Detroit Lions scored an average 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 across the entirety of its airing. While this was more than enough to lead the rest of the competition for the night, it was one-tenth of a point lower than the preseason game that aired Thursday night on FOX.
ABC aired its sole new broadcast for the night at 9 p.m. with “What Would You Do?” The reality series scored a 0.5 rating and drew an audience of 3.07 million viewers, keeping it above its previous episode; in its finals last week, “What Would You Do?” scored a 0.4 with 2.29 million viewers. The “20/20” rerun that followed it, however, did match with its previous performance, holding at 0.4 with 3.04 million viewers compared to its previous 2.55 million.
NBC won the 10 p.m. timeslot with a “Dateline” rerun, which ticked up one-tenth of a point to 0.6. The network’s other rebroadcast for the night was “American Ninja Warrior,” which was not quite the powerhouse it usually is. Pending updates, it improved on last week’s 0.4 final and increased to 0.5, but both the NFL and “American Housewife” led it in its timeslot.
On the CW, “Masters of Illusion” aired a new episode at 0.2, matching its own performance from August 9. The same could be said of “The Big Stage” at 0.1. A “Hypnotize Me” rebroadcast brought the network an additional 0.1, keeping consistent with its final from last week.
The rest of the night’s programming consisted of reruns.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.7/5||0.5/3||0.5/3||0.3/2||0.1/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.53||2.82||2.52||1.09||0.65|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.3/2, 1.5/4
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.3/2, 1.4/4
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.3/2, 1.7/5
“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 0.9/3
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.2/2, 0.9/3
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 0.9/3
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.
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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.