Monday, December 31, 2018

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'Midnight, Texas' Finale Holds Steady; 'Dateline' and 'Last Man Standing' Repeats Lead Night

On December 28, 2018, NBC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.50 rating - followed by FOX (0.48), CBS (0.47), ABC (0.38) and The CW (0.15).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 4.075 million viewers - followed by NBC (3.279), ABC (2.362), FOX (2.194) and The CW (0.876).

ABC, CBS and FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - There were no adjustments to any of the preliminary ratings.

NBC (0.50 Rating, 3.279 Million Viewers)
        MIDNIGHT, TEXAS (0.4, +0.0) SEASON FINALE
        DATELINE (0.6) REPEAT

FOX (0.48 Rating, 2.194 Million Viewers)
        LAST MAN STANDING (0.6) REPEAT
        THE COOL KIDS (0.5) REPEAT
        HELL'S KITCHEN (0.4) REPEAT

CBS (0.47 Rating, 4.075 Million Viewers)
        GARTH: LIVE AT NOTRE DAME! (0.5) REPEAT
        BLUE BLOODS (0.4) REPEAT

ABC (0.38 Rating, 2.362 Million Viewers)
        FRESH OFF THE BOAT (0.4) REPEAT
        SPEECHLESS (0.3) REPEAT
        20/20 (0.4) REPEAT

THE CW (0.15 Rating, 0.876 Million Viewers)
        PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (0.2) REPEAT
        POPSTAR'S BEST OF 2018 (0.1)


                                         The Final Ratings for Friday, December 28 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
FOX
Last Man Standing - R
0.6
3.180

CBS
Garth: Live at Notre Dame (8-10) - R
0.5
3.836

ABC
Fresh Off the Boat - R
0.4
2.436

NBC
Midnight, Texas
0.4
2.419

The CW
Penn & Teller: Fool Us - R
0.2
1.187
8:30 PM
FOX
The Cool Kids - R
0.5
2.575

ABC
Speechless - R
0.3
1.748
9:00 PM
NBC
Dateline (9-11) - R
0.6
3.730

ABC
20|20 (9-11) - R
0.4
2.478

FOX
Hell’s Kitchen - R
0.4
1.478

The CW
Popstar’s Best of 2018
0.1
0.534
10:00 PM
CBS
Blue Bloods - R
0.4
4.568

Average Rating: 0.40
Average Viewership: 2.514


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.