Saturday, September 23, 2017

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'Dateline' Dips; 'What Would You Do?' and 'Master of Illusion' Finales Rise

On September 22, 2017, NBC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.70 rating - followed by ABC (0.67), CBS (0.53), FOX (0.40) and The CW (0.33).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 4.765 million viewers - followed by ABC (3.491), NBC (3.464), The CW (1.362) and FOX (1.361).

CBS and FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - 20/20 and Masters of Illusion were adjusted down.

NBC (0.70 Rating, 3.464 Million Viewers)
        AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (0.6) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.8, -0.1)

ABC (0.67 Rating, 3.491 Million Viewers)
        SHARK TANK (0.6) REPEAT
        WHAT WOULD YOU DO? (0.7, +0.1) SEASON FINALE
        20/20 (0.6, +0.0)

CBS (0.53 Rating, 4.765 Million Viewers)
        MACGYVER (0.5) REPEAT
        HAWAII FIVE-0 (0.5) REPEAT
        BLUE BLOODS (0.6) REPEAT

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

THE CW (0.33 Rating, 1.362 Million Viewers)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.2, +0.0) SEASON FINALE
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.3) REPEAT
        PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (0.3) REPEAT


                                        The Final Ratings for Friday, September 22 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
ABC
Shark Tank - R
0.6
3.678

NBC
America’s Got Talent (8-10) - R
0.6
3.054

CBS
MacGyver - R
0.5
4.194

FOX
MasterChef - R
0.4
1.416

The CW
Masters of Illusion
0.2
0.891
8:30 PM
The CW
Masters of Illusion - R
0.3
0.867
9:00 PM
ABC
What Would You Do?
0.7
3.402

CBS
Hawaii Five-0 - R
0.5
4.830

FOX
Beat Shazam - R
0.4
1.238

The CW
Penn & Teller: Fool Us - R
0.3
1.062
10:00 PM
NBC
Dateline
0.8
4.052

ABC
20|20
0.6
3.398

CBS
Blue Bloods - R
0.6
5.255

Average Rating: 0.50
Average Viewership: 2.872


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.