Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, May 3, 2019
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Last Man Standing (FOX)||0.7/5||4.19|
|The Blacklist (NBC)||0.6/4||4.25|
|ScreenTime: Diane Sawyer Reporting (ABC) (8-10 p.m.)||0.6/3||3.53|
|Dynasty (The CW)||0.1/1||0.45|
|8:30 p.m.||The Cool Kids (FOX)||0.6/4||3.11|
|9 p.m.||Hawaii Five-O (CBS)||0.7/4||6.64|
|Dateline (NBC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.6/3||3.77|
|Proven Innocent (FOX)||0.4/2||1.67|
|Whose Line is it Anyway (The CW) – R||0.1/1||0.54|
|10 p.m.||Blue Bloods (CBS)||0.8/4||8.09|
CBS’s scripted lineup is a proven winner, and the Friday primetime ratings this week were no argument against that.
With “MacGyver” as its opening move, the network couldn’t quite top “Last Man Standing” on FOX, but the show did manage to tie its own previous 0.6 rating in adults 18-49. The night only got stronger from there, with “Hawaii Five-O” picking up yet another 0.7, and “Blue Bloods” building on the 0.7 it grabbed last week to reach 0.8. “Blue Bloods” was the night’s undisputed champion, with viewership at 8.09 million compared to last week’s 7.71 million.
NBC managed to claw its way to second place, in large part due to “The Blacklist” at 0.6. This was even with its previous 8 p.m. performance, and a hair above the 0.5 it landed at in its usual 9 p.m. slot last week. A two-hour episode of “Dateline” grabbed a 0.6 rating, as well.
On FOX, “Last Man Standing” was king in its timeslot despite sinking from 0.8 to 0.7. “The Cool Kids” came next, returning from a week off to rake in the same 0.6 it scored for its last new episode. After that was “Proven Innocent,” which appears to have benefitted from having “The Cool Kids” as its lead-in, having risen from 0.3 back to its usual 0.4.
Meanwhile, ABC aired “ScreenTime: Diane Sawyer Reporting” for a 0.6, with the ensuing episode of “20/20” just a bit lower at 0.5. The CW, on the other hand, saw “Dynasty” losing traction as it tumbled from 0.2 to 0.1, while a rerun of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” grabbed a 0.1 itself.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.7/4||0.6/3||0.6/3||0.5/3||0.1/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||6.69||3.93||2.99||3.35||0.49|
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.