Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, October 5, 2018
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Last Man Standing (FOX)||1.3/7||6.04|
|Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) – P||0.6/3||2.86|
|Manifest (NBC) – R||0.5/2||3.02|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW) – F||0.2/1||0.86|
|8:30 p.m.||The Cool Kids (FOX)||1.1/5||4.84|
|Speechless (ABC) – P||0.5/2||2.45|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.81|
|9 p.m.||Hawaii Five-O (CBS)||0.8/4||7.26|
|Hell’s Kitchen (FOX)||0.8/4||2.76|
|New Amsterdam (NBC) – R||0.4/2||2.63|
|Child Support (ABC) – P||0.4/2||2.07|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.93|
|10 p.m.||Blue Bloods (CBS)||0.8/4||8.50|
Even with heavier competition from ABC, FOX still secured a dominant win over all the other networks Friday night.
“Last Man Standing” won the night yet again in the adults 18-49 demo, despite falling five-tenths from the 1.8 its premiere scored last week to a 1.3 rating. It was followed by “The Cool Kids” at 8:30 p.m., which took a similar but lesser hit with its second episode, down four-tenths from a 1.5 to a 1.1. “Hell’s Kitchen” rounded out the night on the network with a 0.8, just a tenth lower than its premiere.
The kickoff of ABC’s new TGIF lineup didn’t go as well, starting with the back-to-back season premieres of “Fresh Off the Boat (0.6) and “Speechless” (0.6), both of which were predictably down from their Tuesday and Wednesday night averages last season, respectively, and lost to the FOX competition in both the 8 and 8:30 p.m. time slots.
“Child Support” (0.4) returned down from its first season’s 0.7 average as well, and “20/20” (0.4) closed out the night quietly.
On CBS, “MacGyver” (0.7) matched its premiere in the demo, while both “Hawaii Five-O” (0.8) and “Blue Bloods” (0.8) were down a tenth week-to-week. Elsewhere, The CW’s “Masters of Illusion” finished off its season and ticked up from its previous 0.1 to a 0.2.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.1/5||0.8/4||0.5/2||0.5/2||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.55||7.16||2.94||2.47||0.87|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.5/7
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/2, 1.6/4
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.3/2, 1.3/3
“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.0/3
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 1.2/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.2/2, 1.0/3
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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.