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[04/05/14 - 09:02 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Blue Bloods," "Shark Tank" Return to Respective Top Spots
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/4/14):

ABC (6.193 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the top demo draw on Friday with its mix of "Last Man Standing" (6.173 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "The Neighbors" (3.941 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9), "Shark Tank" (7.191 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "20/20" (6.332 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2).

CBS (9.473 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the most-watched network with the return of "Unforgettable" (7.497 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8) followed by new episodes of "Hawaii Five-0" (9.522 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) and "Blue Bloods" (11.401 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2).

Next up was NBC (4.452 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with originals from "Dateline NBC" (6.150 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7), "Grimm" (4.883 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) and "Hannibal" (2.324 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.757 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up a repeat of "Kitchen Nightmares" (1.933 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11) alongside a new "Raising Hope" (1.612 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and the series finale of "Raising Hope" (1.549 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

And finally, a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.535 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.374 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) and a new "Hart of Dixie" (0.766 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) on The CW (1.110 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Whose Line" posted a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and 0.3 rating at 8:30/7:30c while "Dixie" managed a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Raising Hope
+15.38% - 20/20
0.00% - Blue Bloods (vs. 3/14/14)
0.00% - Last Man Standing
-5.00% - Shark Tank (vs. 3/21/14)
-7.14% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. 3/14/14)
-10.00% - The Neighbors
-13.33% - Grimm (vs. 3/21/14)
-14.29% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
-25.00% - Hart of Dixie
-27.27% - Hannibal

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Fashion Star)
+50.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. Cult)
+44.44% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Vegas)
+33.33% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Nikita)
+18.18% - Last Man Standing (vs. Happy Endings)
+14.29% - Hannibal (Vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
+7.14% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Raising Hope - 9:30 (vs. Touch)
0.00% - Raising Hope - 9:00 (vs. Touch)
-9.52% - Shark Tank
-10.00% - The Neighbors (vs. Happy Endings)
-13.33% - Grimm
-16.67% - 20/20
-37.50% - Unforgettable (vs. Undercover Boss)

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

·In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.7/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5 with an encore.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "Tonight," 1.0/4; "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 1.3/4 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 Seth Meyers" (1.3/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/5/13):

ABC (5.177 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) took home top demo honors on Friday with its mix of "Happy Endings" (3.303 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6), another "Happy Endings" (2.670 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7), "Shark Tank" (6.768 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and "20/20" (5.776 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2).

CBS (8.937 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then claimed the silver with a new "Undercover Boss" (8.452 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3), the relocated "Vegas" (7.588 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8) - a series low - and an original "Blue Bloods" (10.773 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5).

Next up was NBC (3.670 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its lineup of "Fashion Star" (2.581 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), "Grimm" (4.956 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (3.476 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.285 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up a repeat of "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.174 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) plus a new "Touch" (2.396 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

And finally, fresh installments of "Nikita" (1.260 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and "Cult" (0.589 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (0.924 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Nikita" delivered a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Cult" a 0.1 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - Happy Endings - 8:30
+28.57% - 20/20
+23.53% - Shark Tank
+22.22% - Happy Endings - 8:00
+20.00% - Touch
+15.38% - Grimm
+14.29% - Undercover Boss (vs. 3/8/13)
0.00% - Cult
-12.50% - Rock Center With Brian Williams
-17.65% - Blue Bloods (vs. 3/15/13)
-25.00% - Fashion Star
-25.00% - Nikita
-40.00% - Vegas (vs. 2/19/13)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+31.25% - Shark Tank (vs. Primetime: What Would You Do?)
+20.00% - 20/20
+15.38% - Grimm
0.00% - Nikita (vs. Nikita (Repeat))
-11.11% - Undercover Boss
-15.38% - Happy Endings - 8:00 (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
-17.65% - Blue Bloods
-23.08% - Happy Endings - 8:30 (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
-25.00% - Fashion Star (vs. Who Do You Think You Are?)
-33.33% - Cult (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
-36.36% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Dateline NBC)
-40.00% - Touch (vs. Fringe)
-43.75% - Vegas (vs. CSI: NY)

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," 2.6/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/5 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" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households 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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