Saturday, August 6, 2016

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony' Dominates Night but Down Sharply from London in 2012

On August 5, 2016, NBC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 7.67 rating - followed by ABC (0.60), CBS (0.50), FOX (0.45) and The CW (0.20).

Furthermore, NBC won in total viewers with 27.260 million viewers - followed by CBS (3.727), ABC (2.988), FOX (1.320) and The CW (0.847).

CBS, FOX and The CW aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony was adjusted down.

NBC (7.67 Rating, 27.260 Million Viewers)
        RIO OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY (7.5)

ABC (0.60 Rating, 2.988 Million Viewers)
        SHARK TANK (0.6) REPEAT
        WHAT WOULD YOU DO? (0.6, -0.2)
        20/20 (0.6, -0.1)

CBS (0.50 Rating, 3.727 Million Viewers)
        NCIS: LOS ANGELES (0.5) REPEAT
        HAWAII FIVE-0 (0.5) REPEAT
        BLUE BLOODS (0.5) REPEAT

FOX (0.45 Rating, 1.320 Million Viewers)
        MASTERCHEF (0.4) REPEAT
        MASTERCHEF (0.5) REPEAT

THE CW (0.20 Rating, 0.847 Million Viewers)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.2) REPEAT
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.2) REPEAT
        PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (0.2) REPEAT


                                            The Final Ratings for Friday, August 5 

Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00.
NBC
Rio Olympics (8-11)
7.5
26.488

ABC
Shark Tank - R
0.6
2.932

CBS
NCIS: Los Angeles - R
0.5
3.614

FOX
MasterChef - R
0.4
1.247

The CW
Masters of Illusion - R
0.2
0.819
8:30.
The CW
Masters of Illusion - R
0.2
0.761
9:00.
ABC
What Would You Do?
0.6
2.713

CBS
Hawaii Five-0 - R
0.5
3.502

FOX
MasterChef - R
0.5
1.370

The CW
Penn & Teller: Fool Us - R
0.2
0.897
10:00.
ABC
20 20
0.6
3.365

CBS
Blue Bloods - R
0.5
4.246

Average Rating: 1.03
Average Viewership: 4.330


NOTE: For the 2015-16 broadcast season, a 1.0 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic is equal to 1.2681 total million viewers. A18-49 is the rating most commonly reported and helps determine ad rates but is not the sole explanation for whether a show will be renewed or cancelled.