Saturday, May 27, 2017

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'First Dates' Finale and 'Dateline' Lead Quiet Night of Primetime Programming

On May 26, 2017, NBC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.73 rating - followed by ABC (0.67), FOX (0.60), CBS (0.57) and The CW (0.35).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 5.043 million viewers - followed by NBC (4.032), ABC (3.271), FOX (1.953) and The CW (1.444).

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


UPDATE - 20/20 and the repeats of Penn & Teller: Fool Us were adjusted down.

NBC (0.73 Rating, 4.032 Million Viewers)
        FIRST DATES (0.7, +0.0) SEASON FINALE
        DATELINE NBC (0.8, -0.1)

ABC (0.67 Rating, 3.271 Million Viewers)
        SHARK TANK (0.7) REPEAT
        SHARK TANK (0.7) REPEAT
        20/20 (0.5, -0.1)

FOX (0.60 Rating, 1.953 Million Viewers)
        BEAT SHAZAM (0.6) REPEAT
        LOVE CONNECTION (0.6) REPEAT

CBS (0.57 Rating, 5.043 Million Viewers)
        MACGYVER (0.5) REPEAT
        HAWAII FIVE-0 (0.6) REPEAT
        BLUE BLOODS (0.6) REPEAT

THE CW (0.35 Rating, 1.444 Million Viewers)
        PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (0.2) REPEAT
        PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (0.3) REPEAT


                                             The Final Ratings for Friday, May 26 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00.
NBC
First Dates
0.7
3.512

ABC
Shark Tank - R
0.7
3.221

FOX
Beat Shazam - R
0.6
2.128

CBS
MacGyver - R
0.5
4.471

The CW
Penn & Teller: Fool Us - R
0.2
0.929
9:00.
NBC
Dateline NBC (9-11)
0.8
4.360

ABC
Shark Tank - R
0.7
3.203

CBS
Hawaii Five-0 - R
0.6
4.981

FOX
Love Connection - R
0.6
1.782

The CW
Penn & Teller: Fool Us - R
0.3
0.990
10:00.
CBS
Blue Bloods - R
0.6
5.695

ABC
20|20
0.5
3.090

Average Rating: 0.57
Average Viewership: 3.197


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.