Saturday, May 20, 2017

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'Dateline' and 'The Toy Box' Rise; 'The Originals' and 'First Dates' Steady; 'Undercover Boss' Drops

On May 19, 2017, NBC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.87 rating - followed by CBS (0.57), ABC (0.57), FOX (0.45) and The CW (0.30).

Furthermore, NBC won in total viewers with 4.505 million viewers - followed by CBS (4.422), ABC (2.529), FOX (1.927) and The CW (1.138).

FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - Undercover Boss was adjusted up. Dateline, The Originals, Reign and the repeat of Maid in Manhattan were adjusted down.

NBC (0.87 Rating, 4.505 Million Viewers)
        FIRST DATES (0.7, +0.0)
        DATELINE NBC (0.9, +0.1)

CBS (0.57 Rating, 4.422 Million Viewers)
        UNDERCOVER BOSS (0.8, -0.1) SEASON FINALE
        THE NEW I LOVE LUCY SUPERSTAR SPECIAL (0.5)
        BLUE BLOODS (0.5) REPEAT

ABC (0.57 Rating, 2.529 Million Viewers)
        THE TOY BOX (0.6, +0.1) SEASON FINALE
        20/20 (0.6, +0.0)

FOX (0.45 Rating, 1.927 Million Viewers)
        MAID IN MANHATTAN (0.4) REPEAT

THE CW (0.30 Rating, 1.138 Million Viewers)
        THE ORIGINALS (0.2, -0.1)
        REIGN (0.2, +0.0)


                                              The Final Ratings for Friday, May 19 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00.
CBS
Undercover Boss
0.8
5.004

NBC
First Dates
0.7
3.232

ABC
The Toy Box (8-10)
0.6
2.430

FOX
Maid in Manhattan (8-10) - R
0.4
1.918

The CW
The Originals
0.2
0.841
9:00.
NBC
Dateline NBC (9-11)
0.9
5.181

CBS
I Love Lucy Superstar Special
0.5
3.590

The CW
Reign
0.2
0.714
10:00.
ABC
20|20
0.6
2.732

CBS
Blue Bloods - R
0.5
4.718

Average Rating: 0.54
Average Viewership: 3.036


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.