Monday, December 21, 2020

UPDATED Friday Ratings - 'College Football' Replaces 'WWE SmackDown,' Still Tops Night; 'MacGyver' and 'Dateline' Flat

On December 18, 2020, FOX won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.90 rating - followed by CBS (0.50), ABC (0.43), NBC (0.40) and The CW (0.10).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 5.527 million viewers - followed by FOX (3.847), NBC (2.818), ABC (2.633) and The CW (0.477).



UPDATE - College Football, MacGyver and Dateline were adjusted up.

FOX (0.90 Rating, 3.847 Million Viewers)
        COLLEGE FOOTBALL (0.9)

CBS (0.50 Rating, 5.527 Million Viewers)
        MACGYVER (0.5, +0.0)
        MAGNUM P.I. (0.5, +0.0)
        BLUE BLOODS (0.5, +0.0)

ABC (0.43 Rating, 2.633 Million Viewers)
        OLAF'S FROZEN ADVENTURE (0.5) REPEAT
        SHREK THE HALLS (0.5) REPEAT
        20/20 (0.4, +0.0)

NBC (0.40 Rating, 2.818 Million Viewers)
        WEAKEST LINK (0.4) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.4, -0.1)

THE CW (0.10 Rating, 0.477 Million Viewers)
        THE CHRISTMAS CAROLER CHALLENGE (0.1, +0.0)


The Final Ratings for Friday, December 18 

Average Rating: 0.47
Average Viewership: 3.458


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.