Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, October 18, 2019
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||WWE Friday Night SmackDown (FOX) (8-10 p.m.)||0.8/4||2.44|
|Hawaii Five-O (CBS)||0.6/4||6.21|
|American Housewife (ABC)||0.6/3||3.32|
|The Blacklist (NBC)||0.4/3||3.51|
|Charmed (The CW)||0.2/1||0.76|
|8:30 p.m.||Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)||0.5/3||2.47|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.6/3||3.17|
|Magnum P.I. (CBS)||0.5/3||5.78|
|20/20 (ABC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.5/2||2.71|
|Dynasty (The CW)||0.1/1||0.48|
|10 p.m.||Blue Bloods (CBS)||0.6/4||7.33|
“American Housewife” had a good Friday night, posting its best numbers of the season thus far.
The ABC comedy series racked up a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49, with a viewership of 3.32 million. While not exactly the strongest performance of the night, this was notably better than last week, when it stalled at 0.5. Directly on its heels, “Fresh Off the Boat” recovered from a few weeks of losses by rising from 0.3 to 0.5, and a two-hour broadcast of “20/20” fared similarly, moving from 0.4 to 0.5.
The actual winner of the night, insomuch as there was one, was FOX’s “WWE Friday Night Smackdown.” The wrestling series landed a 0.8 in the demo with 2.44 million viewers, outranking all of its competition, but this was down from the 1.0 with 2.88 million viewers of last week. In the three weeks it has been on the air, the show has seen a 0.6 drop-off in its ratings.
CBS was a second-place contender, starting with “Hawaii Five-O” at 0.6, a decrease of one-tenth of a point week-to-week. As with last Friday, it had the night’s second largest audience, though there was a noticeable decline between its previous 7.09 million and its most recent 6.21 million. “Magnum P.I.” also fell one-tenth of a point from 0.6 to 0.5, while “Blue Bloods” held at the 0.6 it ticked down to in last week’s finals.
On NBC, “The Blacklist” stumbled from 0.5 to 0.4, even as “Dateline” held onto its 0.6 to win the 9 p.m. timeslot. Meanwhile, over at the CW, “Charmed” remained steady with its premiere, retaining a 0.2 but increasing in viewership from 649,000 to 764,000. “Dynasty” brought up the rear with the weakest score of the night, clutching to its 0.1.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.8/4||0.6/3||0.5/3||0.5/3||0.1/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||2.44||6.44||3.28||2.77||0.62|
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