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[06/28/14 - 08:59 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "20/20" Powers Latest Victory for ABC
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 (6/27/14):

ABC (5.135 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the network to beat on Friday with its mix of "Shark Tank" (4.764 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (4.447 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) and "20/20" (6.194 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1).

CBS (4.941 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then took home the silver with its all-repeat lineup of "Undercover Boss" (3.373 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Hawaii Five-0" (5.151 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (6.299 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4).

Next up was NBC (3.311 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its special "A Leap of Faith: A Meredith Vieira Special" (3.822 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) plus a new "Crossbones" (2.290 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.540 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up an encore of "MasterChef" (1.756 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) alongside the final "Rake" (1.325 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12).

And finally, second runs of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.177 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.100 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "Hart of Dixie" (0.578 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) closed out the night on The CW (0.858 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Whose Line" posted a 0.5 rating at 8:00/7:00c and 0.5 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," 1.9/5 with an encore telecast; 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," 0.7/2 with an encore; "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 1.3/4 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 Seth Meyers" (1.0/3 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 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 0.6/3 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 (6/28/13):

NBC (6.048 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) pulled back in front on Friday with a new "Dateline NBC" (6.081 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) and the special "Ann Curry Reports: A Face in the Crowd" (5.984 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1).

ABC (3.877 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then got bumped to second place with its mix of "Shark Tank" (3.944 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (3.721 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "20/20" (3.967 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3).

Next up was CBS (4.407 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its repeat lineup of "Undercover Boss" (3.859 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.093 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (5.271 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.708 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up its own second run combination of "Bones" (2.191 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9) and "The Following" (1.226 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #10).

And finally, The CW (0.587 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the evening with the return of "Cult" (0.703 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T11) and a second hour of "Cult" (0.471 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T11). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Cult" delivered a 0.1 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 0.0 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
-26.67% - 20/20
-50.00% - Cult (vs. 4/5/13)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Primetime: What Would You Do? (vs. 20/20)
0.00% - 20/20
-36.84% - Dateline NBC (vs. U.S. Olympic Team Trials)
-43.48% - Ann Curry Reports: A Face in the Crowd (vs. U.S. Olympic Team Trials)
-50.00% - Cult - 9:00 (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
-66.67% - Cult - 8:00 (vs. Nikita (Repeat))

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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 with an encore.

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

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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 telecast) 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" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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