Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, December 28, 2018
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||Last Man Standing (FOX) – R||0.6/3||3.22|
|Garth Live at Notre Dame (CBS) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.5/3||3.85|
|Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) – R||0.4/2||2.50|
|Midnight, Texas (NBC)||0.4/2||2.42|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R||0.2/1||1.20|
|8:30 p.m.||The Cool Kids (FOX) – R||0.5/3||2.59|
|Speechless (ABC) – R||0.3/2||1.78|
|9 p.m.||America’s Got Talent (NBC) – R||0.5/3||3.29|
|Hell’s Kitchen (FOX) – R||0.4/2||1.48|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R||0.1/1||0.56|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) – R||0.6/4||4.13|
|Blue Bloods (CBS) – R||0.4/2||4.52|
|20/20 (ABC) – R||0.4/2||2.68|
As per usual during the week of Christmas, the primetime Friday night ratings were filled with reruns.
FOX led the night with “Last Man Standing.” Even though the broadcast of the Tim Allen series was a rerun, it still received a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49. Later on the network, “The Cool Kids” held onto its 0.5 rating, while “Hell’s Kitchen” did the same at 0.4.
On NBC, “Midnight, Texas” was not deterred by its recent cancellation, holding onto its consistent 0.4 rating. “America’s Got Talent” gained a bit of ground from its holiday special last week, rising up from 0.4 to 0.5. “Dateline” at 10 p.m. did the same, stealing an extra tenth to land at 0.6.
ABC returned to original programming after airing a series of Christmas specials, with reruns of “Fresh Off the Boat” (0.4) and “Speechless” (0.3). “20/20” ticked down a hair from 0.5 to 0.4, despite not being a rerun. Elsewhere, a re-airing of Garth Brooks performing at Notre Dame received a 0.5 on NBC, while “Blue Bloods” inched down one-tenth to 0.4. “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” aired a double-header of reruns on the CW, scoring a 0.2 at 8 p.m. and 0.1 at 9 p.m.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.5/3||0.5/3||0.5/3||0.4/2||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.19||3.28||2.43||2.37||0.88|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.4/2, 1.7/4
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/2, 1.4/4
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.2/1, 1.7/4
“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.0/3
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.2/2, 0.9/3
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – 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.
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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.