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[08/31/13 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Split Top Demo Honors
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, august 30, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (4.792 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) was the most-watched network on Friday with its mix of "Undercover Boss" (5.290 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.067 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Blue Bloods" (5.018 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

NBC (4.330 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) and ABC (3.651 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) however split the demo crown with the former serving up repeats of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (3.040 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), another "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (3.005 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (4.984 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3).

As for ABC, the Alphabet offered up repeats of "Last Man Standing" (3.334 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "The Neighbors" (2.541 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Shark Tank" (3.741 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) plus a new "20/20" (4.276 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.168 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) went with second runs of "Bones" (2.967 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "The Following" (1.369 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13).

And finally, The CW (1.004 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) wrapped the night with its combination of "Perfect Score" (0.757 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15), another "Perfect Score" (0.814 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and "America's Next Top Model" (1.223 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Score" delivered a 0.3 and a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Top Model" a 0.7 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - America's Next Top Model
+22.22% - 20/20
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-33.33% - Perfect Score

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - America's Next Top Model (vs. Nikita (Repeat))
+53.85% - Dateline NBC (vs. Grimm (Repeat)/Dateline NBC)
+10.00% - 20/20 (vs. 20/20 (Repeat))
-50.00% - Perfect Score (vs. America's Next Top Model)

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 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 (8/31/12):

ABC (4.16 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) went into the holiday weekend on top with its all-repeat lineup of "Shark Tank" (3.95 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "20/20" (4.56 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and another "20/20" (3.98 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2).

CBS (3.95 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then claimed the silver with its own second run mix of "Undercover Boss" (3.69 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "CSI: NY" (3.47 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10) and "Blue Bloods" (4.68 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Next up was FOX (3.00 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) with repeats of "Bones" (3.06 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and a second "Bones" (2.93 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.96 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up encores of "America's Got Talent" (3.09 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Grimm" (2.05 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) plus a new "Dateline NBC" (3.74 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

And finally, week two of "America's Next Top Model" (1.12 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and a repeat of "Nikita" (0.64 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.88 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-20.00% - America's Next Top Model
-33.33% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - America's Next Top Model (vs. Nikita (Repeat))
-33.33% - Dateline NBC

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," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/4 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

·At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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