Saturday, August 19, 2017

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'Big Brother' Tops Night; 'Dateline,' 'What Would You Do?' and '20/20' Rise; 'Masters of Illusion' Steady

On August 18, 2017, CBS won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.80 rating - followed by NBC (0.73), ABC (0.70), FOX (0.70) and The CW (0.20).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 4.485 million viewers - followed by NBC (3.810), ABC (3.381), FOX (2.492) and The CW (0.967).

FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - The repeats of Blue Bloods, MasterChef and Beat Shazam were adjusted down.

CBS (0.80 Rating, 4.485 Million Viewers)
        BIG BROTHER (1.4)
        HAWAII FIVE-0 (0.5) REPEAT
        BLUE BLOODS (0.4) REPEAT

NBC (0.73 Rating, 3.810 Million Viewers)
        AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (0.7) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.8, +0.1)

ABC (0.70 Rating, 3.381 Million Viewers)
        SHARK TANK (0.7) REPEAT
        WHAT WOULD YOU DO? (0.7, +0.1)
        20/20 (0.7, +0.1)

FOX (0.70 Rating, 2.492 Million Viewers)
        MASTERCHEF (0.5) REPEAT
        BEAT SHAZAM (0.4) REPEAT

THE CW (0.20 Rating, 0.967 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, August 18 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
CBS
Big Brother
1.4
5.063

NBC
America’s Got Talent (8-10) - R
0.7
3.846

ABC
Shark Tank - R
0.7
3.560

FOX
MasterChef - R
0.5
1.596

The CW
Masters of Illusion
0.2
1.023
8:30 PM
The CW
Masters of Illusion - R
0.2
0.935
9:00 PM
ABC
What Would You Do?
0.7
3.193

CBS
Hawaii Five-0 - R
0.5
3.779

FOX
Beat Shazam - R
0.4
1.313

The CW
Penn & Teller: Fool Us - R
0.2
0.938
10:00 PM
NBC
Dateline
0.8
3.873

ABC
20|20
0.7
3.373

CBS
Blue Bloods - R
0.4
4.577

Average Rating: 0.57
Average Viewership: 2.851


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.