Monday, August 27, 2018

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'NFL Preseason' Leads Night for CBS; 'What Would You Do?' and '20/20' Rise; 'Dateline' Steady

On August 24, 2018, CBS won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.93 rating - followed by FOX (0.60), NBC (0.57), ABC (0.53) and The CW (0.40).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 3.882 million viewers - followed by ABC (3.048), NBC (3.024), FOX (2.029) and The CW (1.578).

The CW aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - Everything except the repeat of Fresh Off the Boat was adjusted down.

CBS (0.93 Rating, 3.882 Million Viewers)
        NFL PRESEASON (0.8)

FOX (0.60 Rating, 2.029 Million Viewers)
        BIG3 BASKETBALL (0.3)

NBC (0.57 Rating, 3.024 Million Viewers)
        AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (0.5) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.5, -0.1)

ABC (0.53 Rating, 3.048 Million Viewers)
        FRESH OFF THE BOAT (0.4) REPEAT
        SPEECHLESS (0.3) REPEAT
        WHAT WOULD YOU DO? (0.5, +0.0)
        20/20 (0.5, +0.0)

THE CW (0.40 Rating, 1.578 Million Viewers)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.2) REPEAT
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.1) REPEAT
        PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (0.1) REPEAT


                                          The Final Ratings for Friday, August 24 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
CBS
NFL Preseason (8-11)
0.8
3.229

NBC
American Ninja Warrior (8-10) - R
0.5
2.306

ABC
Fresh Off the Boat - R
0.4
2.439

FOX
Big3 Basketball (8-10)
0.3
1.004

The CW
Masters of Illusion - R
0.2
0.733
8:30 PM
ABC
Speechless - R
0.3
2.010

The CW
Masters of Illusion - R
0.1
0.714
9:00 PM
ABC
What Would You Do?
0.5
2.863

The CW
Penn & Teller: Fool Us - R
0.1
0.644
10:00 PM
NBC
Dateline
0.5
3.094

ABC
20|20
0.5
3.039

Average Rating: 0.38
Average Viewership: 2.007


NOTE: For the 2017-18 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 119.6 million TV households. The Adults 18-49 demographic 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.