Saturday, September 17, 2016

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'Big Brother' Drops; 'Dateline' Also Down; '20/20' Steady; 'Masters of Illusion' & 'Fool Us' Rise

On September 16, 2016, NBC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.83 rating - followed by CBS (0.77), ABC (0.60), FOX (0.55) and The CW (0.38).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 4.824 million viewers - followed by NBC (3.455), ABC (3.417), FOX (1.854) and The CW (1.655).

FOX aired all repeats for the evening.

UPDATE - 20/20 was adjusted up. Masters of Illusion, Penn & Teller: Fool Us and the repeats of MasterChef and Masters of Illusion were adjusted down.

NBC (0.83 Rating, 3.455 Million Viewers)
        AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (0.8) REPEAT
        DATELINE NBC (0.9, -0.3)

CBS (0.77 Rating, 4.824 Million Viewers)
        BIG BROTHER (1.2, -0.6)
        HAWAII FIVE-0 (0.5) REPEAT
        BLUE BLOODS (0.6) REPEAT

ABC (0.60 Rating, 3.417 Million Viewers)
        LAST MAN STANDING (0.5) REPEAT
        DR. KEN (0.5) REPEAT
        SHARK TANK (0.6) REPEAT
        20/20 (0.8, +0.1)

FOX (0.55 Rating, 1.854 Million Viewers)
        MASTERCHEF (0.5) REPEAT
        MASTERCHEF (0.5) REPEAT

THE CW (0.38 Rating, 1.655 Million Viewers)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.3, +0.0)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.2) REPEAT
        PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (0.3, +0.0) SEASON FINALE


                                         The Final Ratings for Friday, September 16 

Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00.
CBS
Big Brother
1.2
4.595

NBC
American Ninja Warrior (8-10) - R
0.8
3.074

ABC
Last Man Standing - R
0.5
3.671

FOX
MasterChef - R
0.5
1.706

The CW
Masters of Illusion
0.3
1.008
8:30.
ABC
Dr. Ken - R
0.5
2.741

The CW
Masters of Illusion - R
0.2
1.069
9:00.
ABC
Shark Tank - R
0.6
3.147

FOX
MasterChef - R
0.5
1.874

CBS
Hawaii Five-0 - R
0.5
4.283

The CW
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
0.3
1.342
10:00.
NBC
Dateline NBC
0.9
3.760

ABC
20|20
0.8
3.902

CBS
Blue Bloods - R
0.6
5.472

Average Rating: 0.59
Average Viewership: 2.975


NOTE: For the 2016-17 broadcast season, a 1.0 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic is equal to 1.2832 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.