Monday, May 18, 2020

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'The Blacklist' Animated Finale Drops; 'Shark Tank' Finale Ticks Up; 'Masters of Illusion' Returns Low

On May 15, 2020, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.63 rating - followed by NBC (0.50), FOX (0.50), CBS (0.37) and The CW (0.10).

Furthermore, ABC won in total viewers with 3.967 million viewers - followed by NBC (3.702), CBS (3.404), FOX (2.042) and The CW (0.670).




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

ABC (0.63 Rating, 3.967 Million Viewers)
        SHARK TANK (0.7, +0.2) SEASON FINALE
        20/20 (0.6, +0.1)

NBC (0.50 Rating, 3.702 Million Viewers)
        THE BLACKLIST (0.5, -0.1) SEASON FINALE
        DATELINE (0.5, -0.1)

FOX (0.50 Rating, 2.042 Million Viewers)
        WWE SMACKDOWN (0.5)

CBS (0.37 Rating, 3.404 Million Viewers)
        THE GREATEST #STAYATHOME VIDEOS (0.5)
        BRAVERY AND HOPE: 7 DAYS ON THE FRONT LINE (0.3)
        BLUE BLOODS (0.3) REPEAT

THE CW (0.10 Rating, 0.670 Million Viewers)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.1) SEASON PREMIERE
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.1)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL (0.1) REPEAT


                                              The Final Ratings for Friday, May 15 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
ABC
Shark Tank
0.7
4.548

CBS
The Greatest #StayAtHome Videos
0.5
4.424

NBC
The Blacklist
0.5
4.133

FOX
WWE SmackDown (8-10)
0.5
2.042

The CW
Masters of Illusion
0.1
0.759
8:30 PM
The CW
Masters of Illusion
0.1
0.576
9:00 PM
ABC
20/20 (9-11)
0.6
3.676

NBC
Dateline (9-11)
0.5
3.486

CBS
Bravery and Hope: 7 Days on the Front Line
0.3
2.369

The CW
Masters of Illusion Anniversary Special - R
0.1
0.672
10:00 PM
CBS
Blue Bloods - R
0.3
3.418

Average Rating: 0.38
Average Viewership: 2.737


NOTE: For the 2019-20 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 120.6 million TV households in the United States - with 307.3 million people ages 2 and up. 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.