Monday, August 31, 2020

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'WWE SmackDown' Continues to Lead Night for FOX; 'Masters of Illusion' Remains Steady

On August 28, 2020, FOX won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.60 rating - followed by CBS (0.30), NBC (0.30), ABC (0.27) and The CW (0.08).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 2.411 million viewers - followed by ABC (2.183), FOX (2.144), NBC (2.050) and The CW (0.442).

ABC and NBC aired all repeats for the evening.



UPDATE - The 9:30PM episode of Being Reuben and the repeats of America's Got Talent and Dateline were adjusted down.

FOX (0.60 Rating, 2.144 Million Viewers)
        WWE SMACKDOWN (0.6)

CBS (0.30 Rating, 2.411 Million Viewers)
        MACGYVER (0.3) REPEAT
        LOVE ISLAND (0.3)
        BLUE BLOODS (0.3) REPEAT

NBC (0.30 Rating, 2.050 Million Viewers)
        AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (0.3) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.3) REPEAT

ABC (0.27 Rating, 2.183 Million Viewers)
        SHARK TANK (0.4) REPEAT
        20/20 (0.2) REPEAT

THE CW (0.08 Rating, 0.442 Million Viewers)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.1, +0.0)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.1) REPEAT
        BEING REUBEN (0.1, +0.1)
        BEING REUBEN (0.0, +0.0)


                                             The Final Ratings for Friday, August 28 

Time

Network

Show

18 - 49 Rating

Viewers (Millions)

8:00 PM

FOX

WWE SmackDown (8-10)

0.6

2.144


ABC

Shark Tank - R

0.4

2.712


CBS

MacGyver - R

0.3

2.849


NBC

America’s Got Talent (8-10) - R

0.3

1.986


The CW

Masters of Illusion

0.1

0.666

8:30 PM

The CW

Masters of Illusion - R

0.1

0.603

9:00 PM

CBS

Love Island

0.3

1.472


ABC

20/20 (9-11) - R

0.2

1.919


The CW

Being Reuben

0.1

0.298

9:30 PM

The CW

Being Reuben

0.0

0.200

10:00 PM

CBS

Blue Bloods - R

0.3

2.911


NBC

Dateline - R

0.3

2.178


Average Rating: 0.25
Average Viewership: 1.662


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.