Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, August 9, 2019
Note: Major-market preemptions for the NFL’s preseason have caused inflated numbers for CBS, FOX, and NBC. These networks are expected to experience greater adjustments than usual in the finals.
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||0.6/3||2.66|
|BH90210 (FOX) – R||0.5/3||2.00|
|Hawaii Five-O (CBS) – R||0.4/2||3.61|
|WE Day (ABC) – S||0.3/2||1.71|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW)||0.2/1||0.70|
|8:30 p.m.||The Big Stage (The CW)||0.1/1||0.58|
|9 p.m.||What Would You Do? (ABC) – P||0.5/3||2.57|
|MasterChef (FOX) – R||0.5/3||1.91|
|Magnum P.I. (CBS) – R||0.4/3||3.48|
|Hypnotize Me (The CW) – R||0.1/1||0.50|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) – R||0.5/3||3.05|
|20/20 (ABC) – R||0.5/3||2.73|
|Blue Bloods (CBS) – R||0.4/2||3.93|
Even with inflated numbers, it appears that once again, an “American Ninja Warrior” rerun topped the Friday primetime ratings.
Bringing in a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 for NBC, the series (pending updates) rose one-tenth of a point from its performance last week. This guaranteed the broadcast network the strongest numbers for the night, especially when combined with a “Dateline” rerun which scored a 0.5 and drew 3.05 million viewers.
On ABC, “WE Day” appears to have drawn weaker numbers it did last year, posting a 0.3 rating compared to 0.5, with its 1.71 million viewers notably smaller than the 2.81 million it drew previously. The season premiere of “What Would You Do?” also grabbed a 0.5, which was a bit higher than the 0.4 it raked in at the end of its last season.
The CW was the sole other network to provide new, original programming for the night. “Masters of Illusion” served as its opening bid with a 0.2, up from the 0.1 it shrank to in its finals. This was then followed by an episode of “The Big Stage,” consistent with the 0.1 it scored most recently. A rebroadcast of “Hypnotize Me” picked up an additional 0.1.
The remainder of the night’s programming consisted of reruns.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.5/3||0.5/3||0.4/2||0.4/3||0.1/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||2.79||1.95||3.67||2.33||0.59|
Late-night metered market ratings to come.
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.