Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, September 21, 2018
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||MacGyver (CBS) – R||0.4/2||3.74|
|I Feel Bad (NBC) – R||0.4/2||2.63|
|Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) – R||0.4/2||2.35|
|The Resident (FOX – R||0.4/2||1.84|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW)||0.2/1||1.21|
|8:30 p.m.||I Feel Bad (NBC) – R||0.4/2||2.15|
|Speechless (ABC) – R||0.4/2||1.76|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW) – R||0.2/1||1.15|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.8/4||4.76|
|TKO: Total Knock Out (CBS) – F||0.4/2||2.22|
|Child Support (ABC) – R||0.3/2||1.63|
|The Orville (FOX) – R||0.3/2||1.39|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R||0.2/1||1.20|
|10 p.m.||Blue Bloods (CBS) – R||0.4/2||3.89|
NBC led the Friday primetime ratings yet again this week.
A 2-hour “Dateline” was the highest-rated broadcast of the night with a 0.8 average in adults 18-49 and 4.76 million viewers, up one-tenth from what it had scored last Friday. ABC’s “20/20,” meanwhile, was down a tenth week-to-week to a 0.4 this time around.
On CBS, the season finale of “TKO: Total Knock Out” managed to tick up one-tenth from its previous 0.3 to a 0.4, not quite on par with its 0.6 overall season average. Elsewhere, the CW’s “Masters of Illusion” was steady with another 0.2. All of the night’s other broadcasts were reruns.
In late-night, “The Tonight Show” led the 11:35 p.m. hour with a 0.5, while “The Late Show” (0.3) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (0.3) tied for second.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.6/3||0.4/2||0.4/2||0.4/2||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.57||3.28||1.91||1.62||1.18|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 1.8/5
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.3/2, 2.5/7
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.3/2, 1.5/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.4/3, 1.1/4
“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 1.1/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 1.3/4
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.