Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, August 24, 2018
Note: CBS’ live NFL coverage as well as local pre-emptions on NBC, CBS, and FOX will 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.||NFL Preseason (CBS) (8-11 p.m.)||0.9/5||3.88|
|American Ninja Warrior (NBC) (8-10 p.m) – R||0.6/3||2.80|
|Big3 Basketball (FOX) (8-10 p.m.)||0.6/3||2.03|
|Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) – R||0.4/2||2.82|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW) – R||0.4/2||1.65|
|8:30 p.m.||Speechless (ABC) – R||0.4/2||2.32|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW) – R||0.4/2||1.67|
|9 p.m.||What Would You Do? (ABC)||0.6/3||3.14|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R||0.4/2||1.49|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.6/3||3.46|
CBS’ coverage of the NFL preseason game between Detroit and Tampa Bay gave it an easy win in the Friday night primetime ratings this week, with a 0.9 average rating in adults 18-49 across its 3-hour run time, pending updates. It was also the most-watched broadcast of the night with 3.88 million viewers.
On ABC, “What Would You Do?” ticked up one-tenth from its previous 0.5 final to a 0.6 this time around. “20/20” rounded out the night for the network with a 0.6 as well, also up from the 0.5 it had scored last Friday. NBC’s “Dateline” encore (0.6) tied “20/20” in the 10 p.m. time slot, but just barely beat it in total viewers with 3.46 million viewers.
FOX’s Big3 Basketball coverage is currently sitting at a 0.6 average, double its 0.3 from a week ago, but it will likely adjust down in the finals Monday afternoon.
Unsurprisingly, CBS is sitting at the no. 1 spot of the night among the networks with its 0.9. NBC and FOX tied in the 18-49 for the second place with their 0.6s, followed by ABC (0.5) and CW (0.4).
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.9/5||0.6/3||0.6/3||0.5/2||0.4/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.88||3.02||2.03||2.93||1.61|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.5/3, 2.0/5
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.4/3, 1.7/5
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.3/2, 1.6/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.3/2, 1.0/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.3/2, 0.9/3
“Nightline”: 0.2/1, 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.