Monday, October 1, 2018

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'Last Man Standing' Returns with Strong Numbers, Boosts Premiere for 'The Cool Kids'

On September 28, 2018, FOX won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.28 rating - followed by CBS (0.83), ABC (0.60), NBC (0.57) and The CW (0.20).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 7.301 million viewers - followed by FOX (5.260), NBC (3.616), ABC (3.192) and The CW (1.134).



UPDATE - Masters of Illusion and the repeat of New Amsterdam were adjusted down.

FOX (1.28 Rating, 5.260 Million Viewers)
        LAST MAN STANDING (1.8) SEASON PREMIERE
        THE COOL KIDS (1.5) SERIES PREMIERE
        HELL'S KITCHEN (0.9) SEASON PREMIERE

CBS (0.83 Rating, 7.301 Million Viewers)
        MACGYVER (0.7) SEASON PREMIERE
        HAWAII FIVE-0 (0.9) SEASON PREMIERE
        BLUE BLOODS (0.9) SEASON PREMIERE

ABC (0.60 Rating, 3.192 Million Viewers)
        TRUTH & LIES: JONESTOWN, PARADISE LOST (0.6)
        20/20 (0.7, +0.2)

NBC (0.57 Rating, 3.616 Million Viewers)
        MANIFEST (0.5) REPEAT
        NEW AMSTERDAM (0.4) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.7) SEASON PREMIERE

THE CW (0.20 Rating, 1.134 Million Viewers)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.1, -0.1)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.2) REPEAT
        PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (0.2) REPEAT


                                        The Final Ratings for Friday, September 28 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
FOX
Last Man Standing
1.8
8.130

CBS
MacGyver
0.7
5.771

ABC
Truth & Lies: Jonestown, Paradise Lost (8-10)
0.6
3.032

NBC
Manifest - R
0.5
3.444

The CW
Masters of Illusion
0.1
0.668
8:30 PM
FOX
The Cool Kids
1.5
6.870

The CW
Masters of Illusion - R
0.2
0.669
9:00 PM
CBS
Hawaii Five-0
0.9
7.492

FOX
Hell’s Kitchen
0.9
2.981

NBC
New Amsterdam - R
0.4
3.150

The CW
Penn & Teller: Fool Us - R
0.2
0.713
10:00 PM
CBS
Blue Bloods
0.9
8.786

NBC
Dateline
0.7
3.908

ABC
20|20
0.7
3.446

Average Rating: 0.72
Average Viewership: 4.219


NOTE: For the 2018-19 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 119.9 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.