TV Ratings Friday: ‘Dateline’ is a best of a rerun-heavy bunch

Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, Dec. 29, 2017

The numbers for Friday:


Friday night was another still one in a ratings for a promote networks, standard of a final week of a year.

“Dateline” led a night among both adults 18-49 (0.9 rating) and sum viewers (5.01 million). A “Shark Tank” rerun on ABC (0.7) finished second in a 18-49 demographic, and ABC and NBC tied for initial for all of primetime.

The usually other strange shows were “In an Instant” on ABC and “48 Hours” on CBS, both of that drew a 0.6. Friday’s No. 1 uncover on all of TV will expected be a Cotton Bowl between USC and Ohio State. It averaged a 5.9 domicile rating in metered markets.

Network averages:


Late-night metered marketplace ratings (adults 18-49, households):

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.5/3, 1.8/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/2, 1.5/4

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.2/1, 1.7/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.3/2, 1.1/4

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.0/3

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/1, 1.0/3

Note: An progressing chronicle of this post incorrectly listed a new part of “48 Hours” as a repeat.


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Source: The Nielsen Company.