Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, September 7, 2018
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Stand Up to Cancer (NBC) – S||0.4/2||2.07|
|Stand Up to Cancer (ABC) – S||0.3/2||2.07|
|Stand Up to Cancer (CBS) – S||0.3/2||2.03|
|Stand Up to Cancer (FOX) – S||0.3/2||1.03|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW)||0.2/1||1.19|
|8:30 p.m.||Masters of Illusion (The CW) – R||0.2/1||1.11|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.7/3||4.37|
|What Would You Do? (ABC)||0.4/2||2.40|
|TKO: Total Knock Out (CBS)||0.4/2||1.62|
|The Orville (FOX) – R||0.2/1||0.93|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.91|
|10 p.m.||20/20 (ABC) – P||0.6/3||3.43|
|Blue Bloods (CBS) – R||0.3/2||3.11|
This year’s special “Stand Up to Cancer” telecast kicked off the Friday night primetime ratings this week, taking up the 8 p.m. hour on all of the Big 4 networks. NBC scored highest with a 0.4 rating in adults 18-49, while ABC, CBS, and FOX all tied with matching 0.3s.
NBC also had the highest-rated broadcast of the entire night, with “Dateline” averaging a 0.7 across its 2-hour run time with 4.37 million viewers – its highest-rated Friday night broadcast since May.
On ABC, “What Would You Do?” took a minor hit, falling one-tenth from its previous 0.5 to a 0.4, while the “20/20” season premiere scored the no. 2 spot of the night with a 0.6 and 3.43 million viewers. Elsewhere, CBS’ “TKO: Total Knock Out” (0.4) was also down a tenth week-to-week, and the CW’s “Masters of Illusion” held steady with another 0.2.
NBC led the network race with a 0.6 overall in 18-49, followed by ABC (0.4) in second place, and a tie for third between CBS (0.3) and FOX (0.3).
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.6/3||0.4/2||0.3/2||0.3/2||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.60||2.63||2.63||0.98||1.07|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 1.7/5
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.6/4
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.3/2, 2.2/6
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.4/3, 1.0/4
“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/1, 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.