Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, September 27, 2019
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Hawaii Five-O (CBS) – P||0.7/4||6.80|
|American Housewife (ABC) – P||0.7/5||3.39|
|Bluff City Law (NBC) – R||0.4/2||2.70|
|WWE SmackDown’s Greatest Hits (FOX) – S||0.4/3||1.39|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW) – F||0.2/1||0.98|
|8:30 p.m.||Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) – P||0.5/3||2.44|
|The Big Stage (The CW) – F||0.2/1||0.89|
|9 p.m.||Magnum P.I. (CBS) – P||0.6/3||6.36|
|Dateline (NBC) (9-11 p.m.) – P||0.6/3||3.61|
|20/20 (ABC) (9-11 p.m.) – P||0.5/3||3.25|
|Prodigal Son (FOX) – R||0.3/2||1.27|
|Peaking (The CW)||0.2/1||0.82|
|9:30 p.m.||Peaking (The CW)||0.1/1||0.71|
|10 p.m.||Blue Bloods (CBS) – P||0.6/3||7.82|
CBS and ABC split a demo victory on the first Friday night of the new TV season.
The season premiere of CBS’ “Hawaii Five-O” tied for the night’s no. 1 spot among adults 18-49, despite its 0.7 rating being down two-tenths from its season premiere a year ago. At 9 p.m., “Magnum P.I.” made its Friday night debut with a 0.6 and 6.36 million viewers, predictably down from the 0.9 rating that the series averaged Monday nights last season.
The season premiere of “Blue Bloods” capped off the night for CBS with a 0.6, also down two-tenths year-to-year. The veteran drama did, however, rake in the night’s largest audience, with 7.82 million viewers.
Elsewhere, ABC’s “American Housewife” made its Friday debut, and scored a 0.7 with 3.39 million viewers. While the series came in predictably down from the 1.2 that its season 3 premiere scored last fall (when it still aired on Wednesday nights), the ABC comedy did match its season finale from this past spring, and debuted fairly well in a notoriously difficult Friday night time slot.
The season premiere of “Fresh Off the Boat” followed “American Housewife” with a 0.5 and 2.44 million viewers, down from its 0.6 L+SD average last season. Meanwhile, a 2-hour edition of “20/20” averaged a 0.5 with 3.25 million viewers.
Airing head-to-head, NBC’s “Dateline” managed to narrowly top “20/20,” thanks to its slightly superior 0.6 average rating and 3.61 million viewer audience. On the CW, the season finales of “Masters of Illusion” and “The Big Stage” grabbed matching 0.2s. Back-to-back episodes of “Peaking” raked in 0.2 and 0.1 ratings throughout the 9 p.m. hour as well.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.6/3||0.6/3||0.5/3||0.4/2||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||6.99||3.14||3.31||1.33||0.85|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/3, 1.6/4
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.3/2, 2.5/7
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.3/2, 1.3/4
“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 1.0/3
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 1.1/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.2/2, 1.0/4
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.
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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.