Friday Overnight Ratings: NFL Draft on ABC Up Nearly 20 Percent in Households from Year-Ago Fox Telecast

FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019
Notes:
ABC, ESPN/ESPN2, NFL Network and ESPN Deportes: NFL Draft aired live across the country–end time unconfirmed.
ABC late night program ratings may not be accurate in this report due to NFL Draft.
NBC: MLB in San Francisco will be included in Fast Nats (11a).
ESPN: NBA PLAYOFFS
Household Rating/Share (top 56 markets)
CBS: 4.6/ 9, NBC: 2.9/ 6, ABC: 1.9/ 4, Fox: 1.6/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1
—Household Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening (4/27/18):
ABC: +27, NBC: + 4, CW: no change, CBS: – 4, Fox: – 6
What follows are the household overnight ratings for Friday, April 26 broken out by half-hour:
PRIME TIME
“NFL Draft” (special)
ABC 4/26/19 8-10 p.m. ET: 2.0/ 4
Fox 4/27/18 8-10 p.m. ET: 1.7/ 3
Difference (2019 vs. 2018): +18 percent
8:00 p.m.
ABC: 2.2/ 4 (#3) — “NFL Draft: Second Round” (special)
CBS: 3.8/ 7 (#1) — “MacGyver”
NBC: 3.0/ 6 (#2) — “The Blacklist”
Fox: 2.0/ 4 (#4) — “Last Man Standing” (repeat)
CW: 0.5/ 1 (#5) — “Dynasty”
8:30 p.m.
ABC: 2.1/ 4 (#3) — “NFL Draft: Second Round” (special)
CBS: 3.7/ 7 (#1) — “MacGyver”
NBC: 2.8/ 5 (#2) — “The Blacklist”
Fox: 1.6/ 3 (#4) — “The Cool Kids” (repeat)
CW: 0.4/ 1 (#5) — “Dynasty”
9:00 p.m.
ABC: 1.9/ 4 (#3) — “NFL Draft: Second Round” (special)
CBS: 4.4/ 8 (#1) — “Hawaii Five-0”
NBC: 2.9/ 5 (#2) — “The Blacklist”
Fox: 1.5/ 3 (#4) — “Proven Innocent”
CW: 0.4/ 1 (#5) — “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (repeat)
9:30 p.m.
ABC: 1.8/ 3 (#3) — “NFL Draft: Third Round” (special)
CBS: 4.6/ 8 (#1) — “Hawaii Five-0”
NBC: 2.8/ 5 (#2) — “The Blacklist”
Fox: 1.4/ 3 (#4) — “Proven Innocent”
CW: 0.5/ 1 (#5) — “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (repeat)
10:00 p.m.
ABC: 1.7/ 3 (#3) — “NFL Draft: Third Round” (special)
CBS: 5.6/10 (#1) — “Blue Bloods”
NBC: 2.9/ 5 (#2) — “Dateline NBC”
10:30 p.m.
ABC: 1.5/ 3 (#3) — “NFL Draft: Third Round” (special)
CBS: 5.6/11 (#1) — “Blue Bloods”
NBC: 3.1/ 5 (#2) — “Dateline NBC”
11:00 p.m.
ABC: 1.4/ 3 — “NFL Draft: Third Round” (special)
LATE NIGHT
11:30 p.m.
CBS: 2.4/ 6 (#1) — “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (repeat)
NBC: 2.3/ 6 (#2) — “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon”
12:00 a.m.
ABC: 1.2/ 3 (#3) — “Jimmy Kimmel” (repeat)
CBS: 1.5/ 4 (#2) — “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (repeat)
NBC: 1.6/ 4 (#1) — “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon”
12:30 a.m.
ABC: 1.0/ 3 (#3) — “Jimmy Kimmel” (repeat)
CBS: 1.1/ 4 (#2) — “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (repeat)
NBC: 1.2/ 4 (#1) — “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (repeat)
1:00 a.m.
ABC: 0.8/ 3 (#3) — “Nightline”
CBS: 0.9/ 3 (#2) — “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (repeat)
NBC: 1.0/ 4 (#1) — “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (repeat)
1:30 a.m.
NBC: 0.7/ 3 — “Last Call with Carson Daly” (repeat)
Source: Nielsen Media Research
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