Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, August 31, 2018
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||American Ninja Warrior (NBC) (8-10 p.m) – R||0.5/2||2.58|
|TKO: Total Knock Out (CBS)||0.5/2||2.34|
|Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) – R||0.4/2||2.38|
|The Resident (FOX) – R||0.3/1||1.55|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW)||0.2/1||1.01|
|8:30 p.m.||Speechless (ABC) – R||0.3/1||1.71|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.97|
|9 p.m.||What Would You Do? (ABC)||0.5/2||2.54|
|The Orville (FOX) – R||0.2/1||1.07|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.97|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.5/2||3.04|
|20/20 (ABC) – R||0.5/2||2.78|
|Blue Bloods (CBS) – R||0.3/1||3.35|
It was a relatively quiet summer night in the Friday primetime ratings this week.
There was a five-way tie for the no. 1 spot of the night in adults 18-49, between NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” rerun and “Dateline,” ABC’s “What Would You Do?” and “20/20” encore, and CBS’ “TKO: Total Knock Out,” all of which scored 0.5 ratings in the 18-49 demo. Out of those five, “Dateline” led in total viewers with 3.04 million vs. “20/20’s” 2.78 million, which was its closest competitor in the measure.
After taking a week off for the NFL preseason coverage last week, though, “TKO: Total Knock Out” was steady with its previous episode. “What Would You Do?” similarly maintained the 0.5 it had scored the week before. CBS’ “Whistleblower,” meanwhile, managed to tick up one-tenth from the 0.3s of its last episodes to a 0.4 this time around, pending updates.
On the CW, “Masters of Illusion” returned even with another 0.2. All of the night’s other broadcasts were reruns.
NBC is currently leading the network race with a 0.5 overall 18-49 rating and 2.73 million viewers, followed closely behind by CBS and ABC (0.4), which tied for second in the demo. FOX (0.3) and The CW (0.2) are sitting at fourth and fifth.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.5/2||0.4/2||0.4/2||0.3/1||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||2.73||2.65||2.35||1.31||0.98|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.4/3, 1.6/5
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.3/2, 1.3/4
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.2/1, 1.4/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.3/2, 0.8/3
“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 0.9/3
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.1/1, 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.
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.