Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, December 14, 2018
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Last Man Standing (FOX)||1.0/6||5.47|
|I Love Lucy Christmas Special (CBS) – S||0.6/4||5.86|
|Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)||0.6/3||2.99|
|Midnight, Texas (NBC)||0.4/2||2.43|
|87th Annual Holiday Christmas Parade (CW) (8-10 p.m.)||0.2/1||1.02|
|8:30 p.m.||The Cool Kids (FOX)||0.8/4||4.18|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.7/4||4.21|
|Hell’s Kitchen (FOX)||0.7/4||2.65|
|Dick Van Dyke – Now in Living Color! (CBS) – S||0.5/3||5.3|
|Child Support (ABC)||0.3/2||1.93|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.9/4||4.96|
|Blue Bloods (CBS)||0.5/3||5.23|
On FOX, “Last Man Standing” continued its strong run to win the Friday primetime ratings once again. The series, which returned last week from a short break, scored a 1.0 in the 18-49 demographic. Although this is one-tenth of a point lower than last week’s score, that wasn’t enough to topple the comedy from the top spot of the night. “The Cool Kids” dropped by the same amount to 0.8, and “Hell’s Kitchen” fell an entire 0.2 down to 0.7.
Over on ABC, “Fresh Off the Boat” held onto its 0.6 rating from last week, while “Speechless” lost one-tenth and landed at 0.4. The network’s broadcast of “20/20” was also down, having tumbled from 0.7 to 0.5 this time.
CBS had a night of specials, first with an “I Love Lucy” Christmas Special gaining a 0.6 in adults 18-49. After that, “Dick Van Dyke – Now in Living Color” fared similarly, taking a 0.5. Following the specials, “Blue Bloods” took a bit of a hit, dropping from 0.9 to 0.5.
NBC’s “Midnight, Texas” scored a 0.4, even with the last time it aired, while its 10 p.m. broadcast of “Dateline” outperformed its last broadcast by 0.4, rising to 0.9 and winning its time slot. On the CW, “The 87th Annual Holiday Christmas Parade” aired in line with the network’s typical dramatic fare, scoring a 0.2 across its two hour duration.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.8/5||0.6/3||0.5/3||0.5/3||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.10||3.87||5.46||2.52||1.02|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 1.8/5
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/2, 1.5/4
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.3/2, 2.6/7
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.3/2, 1.1/4
“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.1/3
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.1/1, 1.2/4
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.