Saturday, July 22, 2017

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'Big Brother' Leads Night; 'Descendants 2' Low on ABC; 'Dateline' Rises; 'Masters of Illusion' Steady

On July 21, 2017, CBS won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.80 rating - followed by NBC (0.80), FOX (0.40), ABC (0.38) and The CW (0.20).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 4.640 million viewers - followed by NBC (4.516), ABC (1.619), FOX (1.408) and The CW (1.126).

FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - Big Brother and Descendants 2 were adjusted up. The repeat of America's Got Talent was adjusted down.

CBS (0.80 Rating, 4.640 Million Viewers)
        BIG BROTHER (1.5)
        HAWAII FIVE-0 (0.5) REPEAT
        BLUE BLOODS (0.5) REPEAT

NBC (0.80 Rating, 4.516 Million Viewers)
        AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (0.7) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.9, +0.2)

FOX (0.40 Rating, 1.408 Million Viewers)
        MASTERCHEF (0.4) REPEAT
        BEAT SHAZAM (0.4) REPEAT

ABC (0.38 Rating, 1.619 Million Viewers)
        DISNEY'S DESCENDANTS 2 (0.6)
        DESCENDANTS 2: THE AFTER PARTY (0.3)

THE CW (0.20 Rating, 1.126 Million Viewers)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.2, +0.0)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.2) REPEAT
        PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (0.2) REPEAT


                                            The Final Ratings for Friday, July 21 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
CBS
Big Brother
1.5
5.447

NBC
America’s Got Talent (8-10) - R
0.7
4.342

ABC
Descendants 2 (8-10:30)
0.6
2.412

FOX
MasterChef - R
0.4
1.512

The CW
Masters of Illusion
0.2
1.219
8:30 PM
The CW
Masters of Illusion - R
0.2
1.124
9:00 PM
CBS
Hawaii Five-0 - R
0.5
3.871

FOX
Beat Shazam - R
0.4
1.273

The CW
Penn & Teller: Fool Us - R
0.2
1.032
10:00 PM
NBC
Dateline
0.9
4.676

CBS
Blue Bloods - R
0.5
4.670
10:30 PM
ABC
Descendants 2: ABC After Party
0.3
1.129

Average Rating: 0.53
Average Viewership: 2.726


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.