Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, September 28, 2018
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Last Man Standing (FOX) – P||1.8/10||8.01|
|MacGyver (CBS) – P||0.7/3||5.80|
|Truth and Lies: Jonestown (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – S||0.6/3||3.06|
|Manifest (NBC) – R||0.5/2||3.71|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW)||0.2/1||1.15|
|8:30 p.m.||The Cool Kids (FOX) – P||1.5/8||6.79|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW) – R||0.2/1||1.10|
|9 p.m.||Hawaii Five-O (CBS) – P||0.9/4||7.42|
|Hell’s Kitchen (FOX) – P||0.9/4||3.12|
|New Amsterdam (NBC) – R||0.5/2||3.28|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R||0.2/1||1.14|
|10 p.m.||Blue Bloods (CBS) – P||0.9/4||8.69|
After more than a year of being off the air, “Last Man Standing” made its long-awaited return to TV last night, this time on Fox rather than ABC, and pulled in some big numbers for itself.
With its premiere Friday night, the Tim Allen-led comedy raked in a 1.8 rating in the adults 18-49 demo and 8.01 million viewers – its highest-rated episode since its season 2 premiere (2.0) in 2012. It acted as a massive lead-in for the debut of the network’s new comedy, “The Cool Kids,” in the 8:30 p.m. time slot, where it retained most of the “Last Man Standing” audience with a solid 1.5 and 6.79 million viewers.
The season 18 premiere of “Hell’s Kitchen” followed the two comedies and posted a 0.9, even with both its premiere last year and its 2017-18 season average. Combined, the 3 premieres helped to give Fox the Friday night win over the other networks by a wide margin – with its 1.3 average placing five-tenths above its closest competitor (CBS with a 0.8). The network was also up 86% from the 0.7 it averaged this time last year.
On CBS, “MacGyver” (0.7) and “Hawaii Five-0” (0.9) returned down a tenth from their premieres last Fall, while “Blue Bloods” (0.9) was down two-tenths year-to-year. Elsewhere, NBC opted to air reruns of its “Manifest” and “New Amsterdam” premieres throughout the first 2 hours of the night, before finishing with a new “Dateline” (0.7).
It was a fairly quiet night for ABC as well, starting with its new “Truth and Lies: Jonestown, Paradise Lost” documentary (0.6) and ending with a new “20/20,” which tied “Dateline” with the same 0.7 rating at the 10 p.m. hour.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.3/7||0.8/4||0.6/3||0.6/3||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||5.97||7.30||3.62||3.19||1.13|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.7/7
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 1.8/5
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/3, 1.4/4
“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.2/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.3/3, 1.0/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 1.2/4
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Source: The Nielsen Company.