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[10/19/13 - 08:49 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Undercover Boss" Paves the Way for CBS Victory
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/18/13):

CBS (9.420 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was back in front on Friday with its mix of "Undercover Boss" (9.150 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.885 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and "Blue Bloods" (10.226 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4).

ABC (5.462 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was a close second place with originals from "Last Man Standing" (6.142 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "The Neighbors" (4.346 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9), "Shark Tank" (6.496 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "20/20" (4.647 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Next up was NBC (4.665 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with repeats of "The Michael J. Fox Show" (3.034 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "Sean Saves the World" (2.527 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) followed by a new two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.607 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.179 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up a new "MasterChef Junior" (3.850 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) alongside an encore of "Sleepy Hollow" (2.508 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "Reign" (1.181 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and a new "America's Next Top Model" (1.033 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) on The CW (1.107 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Reign" delivered a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Top Model" a 0.5 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+38.46% - Undercover Boss
+18.18% - Dateline NBC
+11.76% - Shark Tank
+11.11% - The Neighbors
9.09% - 20/20
8.33% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - America's Next Top Model
-7.14% - Blue Bloods
-14.29% - MasterChef Junior

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - Undercover Boss (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
+33.33% - America's Next Top Model (vs. Nikita)
+18.75% - Shark Tank (vs. Primetime: Who Do You Think You Are?)
+16.67% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. CSI: NY)
0.00% - Blue Bloods
-3.70% - Dateline NBC (vs. Grimm/Dateline NBC)
-14.29% - 20/20
-29.41% - MasterChef Junior (vs. NLCS, Game 5)
-35.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. Shark Tank)
-50.00% - The Neighbors (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," 2.3/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 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 original "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 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/19/12):

CBS (8.36 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) was the most-watched network on Friday with a repeat of "Hawaii Five-0" (5.94 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9) followed by new episodes of "CSI: NY" (9.12 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8) and "Blue Bloods" (10.02 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

FOX (6.18 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) then shared the demo crown with ABC (5.80 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) as the former offered up its coverage of the "NLCS, Game 5" (6.18 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2).

As for ABC, the network offered up its mix of "Shark Tank" (7.04 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1), "Primetime: Who Do You Think You Are?" (4.93 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and "20/20" (5.42 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.16 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) offered up a repeat of "Grimm" (2.62 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) alongside originals from "Grimm" (4.87 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4) and "Dateline NBC" (5.00 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

And finally, a new "America's Next Top Model" (1.47 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) led into the season premiere of "Nikita" (0.95 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) on The CW (1.21 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Top Model" delivered a 0.7 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Nikita" a 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+23.08% - Primetime: Who Do You Think You Are?
+20.00% - America's Next Top Model (vs. 10/5/12)
+11.11% - Shark Tank
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-6.67% - Grimm
-7.14% - Blue Bloods
-14.29% - CSI: NY

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+81.82% - Shark Tank (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
+40.00% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
+30.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - America's Next Top Model (vs. Nikita)
-5.88% - Primetime: Who Do You Think You Are? (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
-23.53% - Blue Bloods
-33.33% - 20/20
-33.33% - CSI: NY
-57.14% - Nikita (vs. Supernatural)

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 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 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 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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