Monday, August 26, 2019

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'NFL Preseason' Leads Night for CBS; 'What Would You Do?' and 'Masters of Illusion' Tick Up

On August 23, 2019, CBS won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.73 rating - followed by ABC (0.50), NBC (0.50), FOX (0.30) and The CW (0.13).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 3.525 million viewers - followed by ABC (2.896), NBC (2.522), FOX (1.092) and The CW (0.598).

NBC and FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - What Would You Do?, Masters of Illusion and the repeats of American Housewife, Fresh Off the Boat, 20/20, American Ninja Warrior and Dateline were adjusted down.

CBS (0.73 Rating, 3.525 Million Viewers)
        NFL PRESEASON (0.7)

ABC (0.50 Rating, 2.896 Million Viewers)
        AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (0.3) REPEAT
        FRESH OFF THE BOAT (0.3) REPEAT
        WHAT WOULD YOU DO? (0.4, +0.0)
        20/20 (0.4) REPEAT

NBC (0.50 Rating, 2.522 Million Viewers)
        AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (0.4) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.5) REPEAT

FOX (0.30 Rating, 1.092 Million Viewers)
        BH90210 (0.3) REPEAT
        MASTERCHEF (0.3) REPEAT

THE CW (0.13 Rating, 0.598 Million Viewers)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.1, +0.0)
        THE BIG STAGE (0.1, +0.0)
        HYPNOTIZE ME (0.1) REPEAT


                                             The Final Ratings for Friday, August 23 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
CBS
NFL Preseason (8-11)
0.7
3.454

NBC
American Ninja Warrior (8-10) - R
0.4
2.046

ABC
American Housewife - R
0.3
2.189

FOX
BH90210 - R
0.3
0.988

The CW
Masters of Illusion
0.1
0.778
8:30 PM
ABC
Fresh Off the Boat - R
0.3
1.644

The CW
The Big Stage
0.1
0.567
9:00 PM
ABC
What Would You Do?
0.4
2.623

FOX
MasterChef - R
0.3
1.087

The CW
Hypnotize Me - R
0.1
0.405
10:00 PM
NBC
Dateline - R
0.5
2.825

ABC
20/20 - R
0.4
2.645

Average Rating: 0.33
Average Viewership: 1.771


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.