Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, Jan. 6, 2017

The numbers for Friday, which featured some strong returns from broadcast originals throughout the night:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Last Man Standing (ABC) 1.5/5 7.71
MacGyver (CBS) 1.2/4 8.48
Grimm (NBC) – P 0.9/4 4.46
Rosewood (FOX) 0.6/2 3.05
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW) 0.2/1 0.71
8:30 p.m. Dr. Ken (ABC) 1.1/4 5.53
9 p.m. Shark Tank (ABC) 1.4/5 5.88
Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) 1.2/4 10.02
Emerald City (NBC) (9-11 p.m.) – P 1.1/4 4.47
Sleepy Hollow (FOX) – P 0.6/2 2.21
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW) 0.2/1 0.71
10 p.m. 20/20 (ABC) 1.4/5 6.37
Blue Bloods (CBS) 1.3/4 10.71


After taking a hiatus for a couple of weeks throughout the end of 2016, ABC’s “Last Man Standing” returned with the top rating in adults 18-49 in the night, scoring a 1.5. This was three-tenths higher than the show’s previous season high of a 1.2.

ABC continued to perform well throughout the rest of the night as well, with “Dr. Ken” (1.1), “Shark Tank” (1.4), and “20/20” (1.4) all scoring some of the best numbers of the night.

Meanwhile, “MacGyver” returned on CBS with a 1.2, slightly higher than its last episode’s 1.0, while “Hawaii Five-O” (1.2) and “Blue Bloods” (1.3) both raked in the most viewers throughout the night with, 10.02 and 10.71 million viewers respectively.

“Emerald City” premiered well on NBC last night with two back-to-back episodes also, scoring a 1.0 in its first hour and a 1.1 in its second, with an average of 4.47 million viewers. Stay tuned here to see how the new series continues to perform in the coming weeks for the network.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.0/4 1.4/5 1.2/4 0.6/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 4.50 6.37 9.74 2.63 0.64


Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.7/3, 2.1/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.9/4, 2.3/6

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.5/2, 2.8/7

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.3/2, 1.1/3

“Nightline”: 0.6/4, 1.6/5

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.3/2, 1.1/4

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. 
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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