Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, May 18, 2018
Note: The CW’s lineup was pre-empted on the New York City affiliate for baseball, which may result in greater adjustments than usual for the network.
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||Masterchef Junior (FOX) (8-10 p.m. ) – F||0.8/4||3.27|
|Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition (CBS)||0.6/3||4.64|
|Blindspot (NBC) – F||0.6/3||3.29|
|Once Upon a Time (ABC) – F||0.5/2||2.32|
|Harry & Meghan: A Love Story (The CW) – S||0.3/2||1.65|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.8/4||4.63|
|Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) – F||0.7/3||6.58|
|Agents of SHIELD (ABC) – F||0.5/2||1.86|
|Life Sentence (The CW)||0.2/1||0.98|
|10 p.m.||20/20 (ABC)||0.5/2||2.64|
|Blue Bloods (CBS) – R||0.5/2||5.63|
“Once Upon a Time” ended its seven-season run on ABC Friday with ratings on par with its season average. The show scored a 0.5 rating among adults 18-49 for its series finale.
“Agents of SHIELD” also wrapped up its season on ABC with a 0.5, even with last week.
The finale of “Masterchef Junior” led the night in the 18-49 demographic with a 0.8, up from 0.7 for its last episode two weeks ago. “Hawaii Five-0” was even with last week’s 0.7 on CBS, and the finale of “Blindspot” ticked up a tenth to 0.6.
“Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition” held steady at 0.6 on CBS. “Life Sentence” is currently at 0.2 for The CW, pending updates for a pre-emption in New York.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.8/4||0.7/3||0.6/3||0.5/2||0.3/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.27||4.19||5.61||2.27||1.32|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 2.0/5
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.4/6
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/2, 1.7/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.4/3, 1.2/4
“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.3/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 1.2/4
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.