Tuesday, September 4, 2018

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'Dateline,' 'What Would You Do?,' '20/20,' 'TKO' and 'Masters of Illusion' Hold Steady

On August 31, 2018, NBC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.47 rating - followed by ABC (0.45), CBS (0.40), FOX (0.25) and The CW (0.20).

Furthermore, NBC won in total viewers with 2.733 million viewers - followed by CBS (2.653), ABC (2.456), FOX (1.310) and The CW (0.979).

FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - The repeats of American Ninja Warrior and Masters of Illusion were adjusted down.

NBC (0.47 Rating, 2.733 Million Viewers)
        AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (0.4) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.5, +0.0)

ABC (0.45 Rating, 2.456 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)

CBS (0.40 Rating, 2.653 Million Viewers)
        TKO: TOTAL KNOCK OUT (0.5, +0.0)
        WHISTLEBLOWER (0.4, +0.1)
        BLUE BLOODS (0.3) REPEAT

FOX (0.25 Rating, 1.310 Million Viewers)
        THE RESIDENT (0.3) REPEAT
        THE ORVILLE (0.2) REPEAT

THE CW (0.20 Rating, 0.979 Million Viewers)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.2, +0.0)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.1) REPEAT
        PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (0.2) REPEAT


                                            The Final Ratings for Friday, August 31 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
CBS
TKO: Total Knock Out
0.5
2.256

ABC
Fresh Off the Boat - R
0.4
2.345

NBC
American Ninja Warrior (8-10) - R
0.4
2.332

FOX
The Resident - R
0.3
1.572

The CW
Masters of Illusion
0.2
0.785
8:30 PM
ABC
Speechless - R
0.3
1.696

The CW
Masters of Illusion - R
0.1
0.715
9:00 PM
ABC
What Would You Do?
0.5
2.565

CBS
Whistleblower
0.4
2.239

FOX
The Orville - R
0.2
0.987

The CW
Penn & Teller: Fool Us - R
0.2
0.734
10:00 PM
NBC
Dateline
0.5
2.912

ABC
20|20
0.5
2.805

CBS
Blue Bloods - R
0.3
3.292

Average Rating: 0.34
Average Viewership: 1.945


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.