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[06/07/14 - 08:33 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Top Demos, Viewers Respectively
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 (6/6/14):

ABC (4.917 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the top demo draw on Friday with its mix of "Shark Tank" (4.366 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (4.335 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and "20/20" (6.050 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1).

NBC (5.222 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then claimed the silver with its combination of "Brian Williams Reporting: Journey to Normandy" (5.771 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), "Dateline NBC" (6.059 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and "Crossbones" (3.835 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).

Next up was CBS (5.050 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its repeat lineup of "Undercover Boss" (3.830 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #7), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.916 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "Blue Bloods" (6.406 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.456 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) served up encores of "MasterChef" (1.806 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "24: Live Another Day" (1.107 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13).

And finally, repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.362 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.498 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) and "Hart of Dixie" (0.770 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) on The CW (1.100 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Whose Line" posted a 0.2 rating at 8:00/7:00c and 0.2 rating at 8:30/7:30c while "Dixie" managed a 0.2 rating.

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," 2.6/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5 with an encore.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3 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 0.5/3 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 first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/3). 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).

·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.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/7/13):

ABC (4.526 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) pulled back in front on Friday with its mix of "Shark Tank" (4.896 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (4.209 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) and "20/20" (4.475 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3).

NBC (5.807 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then had to settle for second place with its lineup of "Dateline NBC" (6.319 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (4.783 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3).

Next up was CBS (4.473 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with rebroadcasts of "The American Baking Competition" (3.228 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.544 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Blue Bloods" (5.650 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.369 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up repeats of "Bones" (3.105 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "The Following" (1.634 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10).

And finally, repeats of "Nikita" (0.803 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "Supernatural" (0.702 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) on The CW (0.752 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #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 "Supernatural" a 0.1 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
-8.33% - Rock Center With Brian Williams
-15.38% - 20/20
-21.43% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+29.41% - Dateline NBC (vs. Whitney (Repeat)/Community (Repeat)/Dateline NBC)
+18.18% - Primetime: What Would You Do? (vs. Primetime: What Would You Do? (Repeat))
0.00% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Dateline NBC)
-21.43% - 20/20

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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