Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, October 26, 2018
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||2018 World Series (FOX) (8-11 p.m.)||3.4/16||14.02|
|It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (ABC) – R||0.9/4||3.86|
|Dynasty (The CW)||0.2/1||0.61|
|9 p.m.||Hawaii Five-O (CBS)||0.7/3||6.87|
|Child Support (ABC)||0.5/2||2.37|
|Midnight, Texas (NBC) – P||0.4/2||1.94|
|Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)||0.1/1||0.42|
|10 p.m.||Blue Bloods (CBS)||0.7/3||7.79|
FOX’s broadcast of the third Dodgers vs. Red Sox World Series game gave the network another easy Friday night win. It posted a preliminary 3.4 average among adults 18-49, perfectly matching the early rating that last year’s Game 3 scored in the demo (before adjusting up to a 3.9 in the finals).
Facing heavier competition than normal with the game last night, “MacGyver” (0.6), “Hawaii Five-O” (0.7), and “Blue Bloods” (0.7) all inched down a tenth on CBS. Elsewhere, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” (0.7) filled in for ABC’s usual TGIF comedies in the 8 p.m. hour, and boosted its lead-out, “Child Support” (0.5) up a tenth. “20/20” (0.5) rounded out the night for ABC with a 0.5, even with what it had scored last Friday.
On NBC, “Blindspot” was steady with its previous 0.4, while the season 2 premiere of “Midnight, Texas” grabbed a 0.4 as well, down five-tenths from its premiere last year and from its first season’s 0.7 average. The lower ratings are somewhat to be expected though – a result of NBC moving it from its Monday summer time slot last year to Friday nights this fall.
Meanwhile, the CW’s “Dynasty” (0.2) and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (0.1) both held steady yet again.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||3.4/16||0.7/3||0.6/3||0.4/2||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||14.02||6.84||2.87||2.38||0.51|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/2, 1.6/4
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.3/1, 2.4/6
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.3/2, 1.2/3
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.3/2, 0.9/3
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/1, 1.1/3
“Nightline”: 0.2/1, 0.9/3
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.