Saturday, May 6, 2017

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'Blue Bloods' Finale Ticks Up; 'Shark Tank,' 'First Dates' and 'The Originals' Steady

On May 5, 2017, CBS won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.83 rating - followed by ABC (0.83), NBC (0.80), FOX (0.35) and The CW (0.25).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 7.324 million viewers - followed by NBC (4.359), ABC (3.651), FOX (1.397) and The CW (0.822).

FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - Blue Bloods was adjusted up. Dateline was adjusted down.

CBS (0.83 Rating, 7.324 Million Viewers)
        UNDERCOVER BOSS (0.7, -0.1)
        HAWAII FIVE-0 (0.9, +0.0)
        BLUE BLOODS (1.0, +0.2) SEASON FINALE

ABC (0.83 Rating, 3.651 Million Viewers)
        THE TOY BOX (0.6, +0.0)
        SHARK TANK (1.0, +0.0)
        20/20 (0.9, +0.1)

NBC (0.80 Rating, 4.359 Million Viewers)
        FIRST DATES (0.7, +0.0)
        DATELINE NBC (0.8, +0.0)

FOX (0.35 Rating, 1.397 Million Viewers)
        LUCIFER (0.3) REPEAT
        LETHAL WEAPON (0.4) REPEAT

THE CW (0.25 Rating, 0.822 Million Viewers)
        THE ORIGINALS (0.3, +0.0)
        REIGN (0.2, +0.0)


                                               The Final Ratings for Friday, May 5 

Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00.
CBS
Undercover Boss
0.7
5.043

NBC
First Dates
0.7
3.550

ABC
The Toy Box
0.6
2.776

FOX
Lucifer - R
0.3
1.347

The CW
The Originals
0.3
0.933
9:00.
ABC
Shark Tank
1.0
4.401

CBS
Hawaii Five-0
0.9
8.009

NBC
Dateline NBC (9-11)
0.8
4.777

FOX
Lethal Weapon - R
0.4
1.404

The CW
Reign
0.2
0.688
10:00.
CBS
Blue Bloods
1.0
9.238

ABC
20|20
0.9
3.857

Average Rating: 0.65
Average Viewership: 3.835


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.