Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, September 20, 2019
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||American Ninja Warrior (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.5/3||2.38|
|Hawaii Five-O (CBS) – R||0.4/3||4.09|
|American Housewife (ABC) – R||0.4/3||2.44|
|MasterChef (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.4/2||1.55|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW)||0.2/1||1.09|
|8:30 p.m.||Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) – R||0.3/2||1.87|
|The Big Stage (The CW)||0.2/1||0.94|
|9 p.m.||20/20 (ABC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.5/3||3.67|
|Magnum P.I. (CBS) – R||0.4/2||3.93|
|Peaking (The CW)||0.1/1||0.66|
|9:30 p.m.||Peaking (The CW)||0.1/1||0.59|
|10 p.m.||Blue Bloods (CBS) – R||0.4/2||4.44|
The quiet streak in the Friday primetime ratings continued this week.
That being said, there was a bit of a mixup; instead of “Dateline” being the top performer for the night, it was “20/20” that stood above its competition. A new episode of the ABC series scored a 0.5 rating in adults 18-49 with an average of 3.67 million viewers, improving on last week’s 0.4 with 2.53 million viewers. ABC’s strength for the night was bolstered by reruns of “American Housewife” at 0.4 and “Fresh Off the Boat” at 0.3, as well.
Of course, ABC may have won the best individual performance, but NBC came out on top overall, starting with an “American Ninja Warrior” rebroadcast at 0.5, which matched its previous performance and led the 8 p.m. hour once again. This was followed by the usual champion, “Dateline,” as it posted a 0.4 with 2.54 million viewers. Despite boasting some of the night’s stronger numbers, this was still a noticeable decline from last week’s 0.6 and 3.39 million-strong viewership.
The CW was the sole network to air only new, original programming, opening the night with “Masters of Illusion” at 8 p.m. and “The Big Stage” at 8:30 p.m. Both shows nabbed 0.2’s, which meant that “Masters of Illusion” matched its most recent new episode and “The Big Stage” lost one-tenth of a point. Back-to-back episodes of “Peaking,” meanwhile, remained consistent with the 0.1 the show premiered at last week.
The rest of the night’s broadcasts were repeats.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.4/3||0.4/2||0.4/3||0.4/2||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||2.43||4.15||3.17||1.55||0.82|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.3/2, 2.1/6
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.3/2, 1.5/4
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.3/2, 1.3/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 1.0/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.2/2, 0.9/3
“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 0.9/3
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.