Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, Dec. 18, 2015.
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Masterchef Junior (FOX)||1.1/5||3.94|
|Frosty the Snowman/Frosty Returns (CBS) – R||0.9/4||4.37|
|Last Man Standing (ABC) – R||0.7/3||4.61|
|Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (NBC) – S||0.7/3||3.41|
|Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (The CW) – R||0.4/2||1.40|
|8:30 p.m.||Yes, Virginia (ABC) – S||0.5/2||2.63|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) (9-11 p.m.)||1.1/5||5.65|
|Shark Tank (ABC) – R||0.8/3||3.74|
|A Home for the Holidays (CBS) – S||0.6/2||3.29|
|World’s Funniest (FOX) – Finale||0.6/2||1.80|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R||0.3/1||1.34|
|10 p.m.||Blue Bloods (CBS) – R||0.8/3||6.62|
Friday’s ratings were about what you’d expect for a Friday night with a dearth of original programming a week before Christmas: Low, but more or less in line with the same night a year ago. The supposed “Star Wars” effect wasn’t really evident.
“Masterchef Junior” (1.1) was down a tenth from last week but tied for the 18-49 lead on the night with “Dateline.” CBS’ showing of “Frosty the Snowman” and “Frosty Returns” (which were rated as a single program) drew a 0.9, and the season finale of “World’s Funniest” scored a 0.6, down a tenth from last week.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.0/4||0.9/3||0.8/3||0.7/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.90||2.87||4.76||3.56||1.37|
Late-night metered market results to follow.
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.