Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, Jan. 5, 2018

The numbers for Friday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. MacGyver (CBS) 0.9/4 7.86
Child Support (ABC) – P 0.9/4 4.39
Hell’s Kitchen (FOX) 0.9/4 3.42
U.S. Figure Skating Championships (NBC) (8-11 p.m.) 0.8/3 4.49
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW) 0.2/1 0.7
9 p.m. Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) 1.2/5 9.9
Agents of SHIELD (ABC) 0.7/3 2.48
9-1-1 (FOX) – R 0.6/3 2.54
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R 0.3/1 0.95
10 p.m. Blue Bloods (CBS) 1.0/4 9.88
20/20 (ABC) 0.8/3 4.17


Friday was a busy night of Winter premieres, as many shows made their return following a brief holiday hiatus.

CBS’ “Hawaii Five-O” led the night with a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 9.90 million total viewers, while “Blue Bloods” scored the second-highest spot in the demographic with a 1.0, also on CBS. “MacGyver” rounded out the network’s night with a 0.9, just one-tenth higher than the 0.8 that its last episode scored a few weeks back.

On ABC, the winter premiere of “Agents of SHIELD” managed to rake in a 0.7 for itself, which also saw the series ticking up one-tenth from its previous 0.6. In addition, the series premiere of ABC’s “Child Support” scored an impressive 0.9, making it the most-watched broadcast TV unscripted series to premiere on a Friday night since “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” back in 2010.

NBC was busy throughout the night with its broadcast of the “U.S. Figure Skating Championships,” which scored a 0.8 average rating across three hours. Meanwhile, “Hell’s Kitchen” returned on FOX two-tenths up from its previous 0.7 to a 0.9 this time around. On the CW, the winter premiere of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” scored a 0.2, steady with its last episode.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.0/4 0.8/3 0.8/3 0.7/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 9.21 3.68 4.49 2.98 0.82



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.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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