Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, March 8, 2019
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||CBS News: Gayle King Interview w/ R. Kelly (CBS)||1.2/6||6.60|
|Last Man Standing (FOX)||1.0/5||5.40|
|Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)||0.6/3||3.09|
|Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.93|
|8:30 p.m.||The Cool Kids (FOX)||0.7/4||3.89|
|9 p.m.||Hawaii Five-O (CBS)||0.9/5||7.24|
|20/20 (ABC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.7/3||4.03|
|The Blacklist (NBC)||0.5/3||3.81|
|Proven Innocent (FOX)||0.4/2||1.90|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.91|
|10 p.m.||Blue Bloods (CBS)||0.9/5||8.24|
It’s a rare week that FOX’s “Last Man Standing” is toppled from its place at the top of the Friday primetime ratings.
This week’s champion, a Gale King interview with R. Kelly, was just enough to do that. The CBS News special took in a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49, and allowed CBS to easily take the lead for the night. The network was also helped out by the fact that “Hawaii Five-O” returned from a week off to score a 0.9, building on the pair of 0.8’s its double-header from two weeks ago scored. “Blue Bloods” netted a 0.9, building on the 0.8 it scored the last time it aired a new episode.
As for FOX, “Last Man Standing” was still a strong performer, matching the 1.0 it landed last week. “The Cool Kids” fared similarly, holding onto its 0.7 rating yet again, while “Proven Innocent” failed to maintain the 0.5 it had previously scored and sank to 0.4.
On ABC, “Fresh Off the Boat” and “Speechless” each managed to hold onto their respective 0.6 and 0.4s, respectively, even as “20/20” dropped one-tenth of a point, falling from 0.8 to 0.7. Both “Blindspot” and “The Blacklist” on NBC dipped a bit, dropping from 0.5s to 0.6s. “Dateline,” on the other hand” managed to keep its 0.6.
The CW aired reruns of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (0.2) and “Penn and Teller: Fool Us” (0.2) to round out the night.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.0/5||0.7/4||0.6/3||0.5/3||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||7.36||3.73||3.35||3.40||0.92|
Late-night metered market ratings to come.
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.