Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, May 17, 2019
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||The Blacklist (NBC) – F||0.6/4||4.45|
|Meghan and Harry Plus One (CBS)||0.5/3||5.00|
|Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)||0.4/3||2.24|
|MasterChef (FOX) – R||0.3/2||1.58|
|Dynasty (The CW)||0.2/1||0.96|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.6/3||4.03|
|No Exit! (CBS)||0.4/2||3.36|
|20/20 (ABC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.4/2||2.49|
|MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown (FOX) – R||0.4/2||1.50|
|Whose Line is it Anyway (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.84|
|10 p.m.||Hawaii Five-O (CBS) – F||0.5/3||4.98|
NBC got the best of a relatively quiet Friday night.
With “The Blacklist” finale as its opening move, the broadcast network set a ceiling of a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 which nobody else was able to crack. While “Blacklist” held onto its score from last week, “Dateline” managed to rise, lifting itself from 0.5 to 0.6 to match its lead-in.
CBS was NBC’s closest competition, beginning the night with “Meghan and Harry Plus One,” a special about the Royal Family, which picked up a 0.5 with 5 million viewers. This was then followed by a transportation special, “No Exit!” which itself grabbed a 0.4. The season finale of “Hawaii Five-O” closed out the night for NBC, scoring a 0.5 rating that was two-tenths of a point lower than last week’s episode.
On ABC, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” clung to the 0.4 it premiered at, but shifted down slightly in viewership from 2.34 million to 2.24 million. “S.H.I.E.L.D.” was then followed by two hours of “20/20” at a 0.4 average, falling from its previous 0.5.
FOX took the night off with reruns of “MasterChef” at 0.3 and “MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown ” at 0.4. “Whose Line is it Anyway?” repeated on The CW at 0.2, but a new episode of “Dynasty” broke free from a cycle of 0.1’s to reach 0.2.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.6/3||0.5/3||0.4/2||0.4/2||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.17||4.45||2.41||1.54||0.90|
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.
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.