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[01/19/13 - 08:29 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Fringe" Wraps Run with Season High in Total Viewers
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, january 18, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (10.519 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was still the network to beat on Friday with originals from "Undercover Boss" (9.454 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1), "CSI: NY" (10.605 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) and "Blue Bloods" (11.499 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3).

ABC (5.390 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then claimed the silver with new episodes of "Last Man Standing" (6.660 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5), "Malibu Country" (5.838 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), a repeat of "Shark Tank" (5.540 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and a new "20/20" (4.382 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

Next up was NBC (4.621 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with repeats of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (3.677 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) and another "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (3.663 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) plus a new two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.097 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.208 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up the penultimate episode of "Fringe" (3.333 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) followed by the series finale of "Fringe" (3.083 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10).

And finally, the return of "Nikita" (1.278 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and a repeat of "Beauty and the Beast" (0.895 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) on The CW (1.086 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Nikita" delivered a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Beast" a 0.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Fringe - 9:00
+5.56% - Undercover Boss
0.00% - CSI: NY
0.00% - Nikita (vs. 12/7/12)
-6.25% - Blue Bloods
-13.33% - Last Man Standing
-14.29% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - 20/20
-21.43% - Malibu Country

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+90.00% - Undercover Boss (vs. A Gifted Man (Repeat))
+45.45% - CSI: NY (vs. CSI: NY (Repeat))
+33.33% - Nikita (vs. Remodeled (Repeat))
+15.38% - Blue Bloods (vs. Blue Bloods (Repeat))
-9.09% - Fringe
-23.53% - Last Man Standing (vs. Shark Tank)
-25.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Grimm/Dateline NBC)
-26.67% - Fringe - 8:00 (vs. Kitchen Nightmares)
-33.33% - 20/20
-35.29% - Malibu Country (vs. Shark Tank)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/3.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.7/5 in metered-market households and a 0.6/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/20/12):

ABC (6.42 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) moved to the top spot on Friday with the return of "Shark Tank" (6.23 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) and "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (5.83 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) alongside a new "20/20" (7.20 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1).

Second place then went to NBC (5.07 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) with the penultimate week of "Chuck" (3.85 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) followed by new episodes of "Grimm" (5.90 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1) and "Dateline NBC" (5.47 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6).

Next up was FOX (3.53 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with new episodes of "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.85 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5) and "Fringe" (3.18 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

Meanwhile, CBS (7.51 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) was tops in viewers but fourth in demos with its lineup of "A Gifted Man" (6.94 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11), "CSI: NY" (7.10 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) and "Blue Bloods" (8.48 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7) repeats.

And finally, encores of "Remodeled" (0.78 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "Supernatural" (0.91 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) on The CW (0.84 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Grimm
+22.22% - Chuck
+7.69% - Dateline NBC
+5.88% - 20/20
0.00% - Fringe
-11.76% - Kitchen Nightmares

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+54.55% - Shark Tank (vs. Supernanny)
+28.57% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
+20.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-5.88% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
-8.33% - Chuck (vs. Minute to Win It (Repeat))
-21.05% - Kitchen Nightmares
-42.11% - Fringe

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.3/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.6/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (2.0/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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