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[06/21/14 - 10:09 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos, NBC Leads Viewers
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/20/14):

ABC (4.266 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the demo champ on Friday thanks to its mix of "Shark Tank" (4.251 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (3.699 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) and "20/20" (4.849 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2).

NBC (5.162 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the most-watched network thanks to a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (6.159 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and a new "Crossbones" (3.170 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

Next up was CBS (5.071 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its repeat lineup of "Undercover Boss" (3.757 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Hawaii Five-0" (5.289 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (6.168 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.248 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) served up encores of "MasterChef" (1.604 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and "24: Live Another Day" (0.892 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12).

And finally, repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.624 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.821 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "Hart of Dixie" (0.722 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) closed out the evening on The CW (1.222 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Whose Line" posted a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and 0.4 rating at 8:30/7:30c while "Dixie" managed a 0.1 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," 2.2/5 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/4 with an encore; 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 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 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 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 0.6/2 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 (6/21/13):

ABC (4.357 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the top demo draw on Friday with its mix of "Shark Tank" (3.994 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (3.796 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and "20/20" (5.281 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1).

NBC (5.085 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then took home the silver with a new "Dateline NBC" (5.353 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and the series finale of "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (4.550 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5).

Next up was CBS (4.606 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its repeat lineup of "Undercover Boss" (4.350 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.089 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (5.380 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.163 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up second runs of "Bones" (2.895 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "The Following" (1.431 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

And finally, repeats of "Nikita" (0.943 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "Supernatural" (0.956 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) on The CW (0.949 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #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 "Supernatural" a 0.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Rock Center With Brian Williams
-15.38% - Primetime: What Would You Do?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Whitney (Repeat)/Community (Repeat)/Dateline NBC)
+25.00% - 20/20
-8.33% - Primetime: What Would You Do? (vs. 20/20)
-30.77% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Dateline NBC)

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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