Saturday, September 16, 2017

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

On September 15, 2017, CBS won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.83 rating - followed by NBC (0.80), ABC (0.60), FOX (0.40) and The CW (0.30).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 4.752 million viewers - followed by NBC (4.220), ABC (3.303), FOX (1.361) and The CW (1.408).

FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - Masters of Illusion and the repeat of Penn & Teller: Fool Us were adjusted down.

CBS (0.83 Rating, 4.752 Million Viewers)
        BIG BROTHER (1.2)
        11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS (0.6)

NBC (0.80 Rating, 4.220 Million Viewers)
        AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (0.7) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.9, +0.0)

ABC (0.60 Rating, 3.303 Million Viewers)
        SHARK TANK (0.6) REPEAT
        WHAT WOULD YOU DO? (0.6, +0.0)
        20/20 (0.6) SEASON PREMIERE

FOX (0.40 Rating, 1.361 Million Viewers)
        MASTERCHEF (0.4) REPEAT
        BEAT SHAZAM (0.4) REPEAT

THE CW (0.30 Rating, 1.408 Million Viewers)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.2, -0.1)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.2) REPEAT
        PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (0.2) REPEAT


                                          The Final Ratings for Friday, September 15 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
CBS
Big Brother
1.2
4.888

NBC
America’s Got Talent (8-10) - R
0.7
4.069

ABC
Shark Tank - R
0.6
3.529

FOX
MasterChef - R
0.4
1.424

The CW
Masters of Illusion
0.2
1.022
8:30 PM
The CW
Masters of Illusion - R
0.2
0.840
9:00 PM
CBS
11th Annual ACM Honors (9-11)
0.6
4.672

ABC
What Would You Do?
0.6
3.013

FOX
Beat Shazam - R
0.4
1.242

The CW
Penn & Teller: Fool Us - R
0.2
0.889
10:00 PM
NBC
Dateline
0.9
4.760

ABC
20|20
0.6
3.417

Average Rating: 0.55
Average Viewership: 2.814


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.