Monday, September 21, 2020

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'WWE SmackDown' and 'Love Island' Drop; 'World's Funniest Animals' Has Fine Launch

On September 18, 2020, FOX won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.50 rating - followed by ABC (0.47), NBC (0.33), CBS (0.30) and The CW (0.10).

Furthermore, ABC won in total viewers with 2.998 million viewers - followed by CBS (2.300), FOX (2.037), NBC (1.954) and The CW (0.714).

ABC and NBC aired all repeats for the evening.

UPDATE - The repeats of America's Got Talent and Dateline were adjusted up.

FOX (0.50 Rating, 2.037 Million Viewers)
        WWE SMACKDOWN (0.5)

ABC (0.47 Rating, 2.998 Million Viewers)
        SHARK TANK (0.4) REPEAT
        20/20 (0.5) REPEAT

NBC (0.33 Rating, 1.954 Million Viewers)
        AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (0.3) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.4) REPEAT

CBS (0.30 Rating, 2.300 Million Viewers)
        MACGYVER (0.3) REPEAT
        LOVE ISLAND (0.3, -0.2)
        BLUE BLOODS (0.3) REPEAT

THE CW (0.10 Rating, 0.714 Million Viewers)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.1, +0.0)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.1) REPEAT
        WORLD'S FUNNIEST ANIMALS (0.1) SERIES PREMIERE
        WORLD'S FUNNIEST ANIMALS (0.1)


The Final Ratings for Friday, September 18 

Average Rating: 0.28
Average Viewership: 1.803


NOTE: For the 2020-21 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 121 million TV households in the United States - with 307.9 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.