Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, June 7, 2019
Note: ABC’s live NBA coverage will likely result in greater adjustments in the finals than usual for the network.
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night (ABC)||1.8/12||7.06|
|American Ninja Warrior (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.5/3||2.74|
|Beat Shazam (FOX) – R||0.3/2||1.43|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW) – P||0.2/2||1.01|
|8:30 p.m.||NBA Countdown (ABC)||1.8/12||6.16|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW)||0.2/1||0.99|
|9 p.m.||2019 NBA Finals Game 4 (ABC) (9-11 p.m.)||3.3/18||9.65|
|Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) – R||0.3/2||3.39|
|MasterChef (FOX) – R||0.3/2||1.28|
|The Big Stage (The CW) – P||0.1/1||0.74|
|9:30 p.m.||The Big Stage (The CW)||0.1/1||0.70|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.7/4||3.66|
|Blue Bloods (CBS) – R||0.4/2||4.24|
The NBA Finals continued to dominate, as ABC scored another easy primetime ratings victory Friday night.
The network’s broadcast of Game 4 of this year’s NBA Finals raked in a 3.3 average rating among adults 18-49 with 9.65 million viewers, giving it the lowest preliminary rating of any of the NBA Finals games so far this year. That doesn’t come as much of a surprise though, as the NBA Finals continue to be down significantly in the ratings from their 2018 broadcasts.
As per usual, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night” (1.8) and “NBA Countdown” (1.8) pre-game specials were the network’s only other primetime broadcasts of the night.
Elsewhere, the CW’s “Masters of Illusion” returned with a pair of 0.2s, matching its season premiere from a year ago. It was followed by the premiere “The Big Stage,” which scored back-to-back 0.1s in the 9 p.m. hour.
On CBS, “Whistleblower” held steady with the same 0.4 that it scored last Friday, while NBC’s “Dateline” rose week-to-week, up from its previous 0.5 to a 0.7. The rest of the night’s primetime broadcasts were repeats.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||2.8/16||0.6/3||0.4/2||0.3/2||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||8.64||3.05||3.74||1.35||0.86|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.3/2, 2.1/6
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.3/2, 1.5/4
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: Delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.2/2, 0.8/3
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.1/1, 1.0/4
“Nightline”: Delayed by an NBA Finals overrun.
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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.