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[09/23/17 - 08:34 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Claims Demo Crown with "Dateline"
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 (9/22/17):

NBC (3.464 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) claimed the adults 18-49 crown on Friday with its duo of "America's Got Talent" (3.202 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) and "Dateline NBC" (3.988 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1).

Second place then went to ABC (3.491 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) with its trio of "Shark Tank" (3.630 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (3.345 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) and "20/20" (3.499 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2).

Next up was CBS (4.765 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its repeat lineup of "MacGyver" (4.190 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.804 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (5.303 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.361 million viewers, #T4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up second runs of "MasterChef" (1.471 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "Beat Shazam" (1.253 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

And finally, the season finale of "Masters of Illusion" (1.469 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) plus repeats of "Masters of Illusion" (1.378 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.299 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) rounded out the night on The CW (1.361 million viewers, #T4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - 20/20
+16.67% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
0.00% - Masters of Illusion
-11.11% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Masters of Illusion
-11.11% - Dateline NBC
-36.36% - Primetime: What Would You Do? (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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.9/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 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 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/23/16):

CBS (10.472 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) claimed top honors on Friday with the premiere of "MacGyver" (10.891 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) followed by the season openers to "Hawaii Five-0" (10.091 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and "Blue Bloods" (10.434 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2).

FOX (3.119 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was the number two draw with the respective premieres of "Hell's Kitchen" (3.334 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and "The Exorcist" (2.904 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7).

Next up was ABC (4.438 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and the return of "Last Man Standing" (5.837 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "Dr. Ken" (4.086 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Shark Tank" (4.940 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and "20/20" (3.411 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.856 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up encores of "Superstore" (2.407 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "The Good Place" (2.341 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) plus "Dateline NBC" (4.597 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

And finally, a new "Masters of Illusion" (1.048 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and repeats of "Masters of Illusion" (1.042 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.210 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) closed out the evening on The CW (1.128 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - 20/20
-25.00% - Masters of Illusion

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Exorcist (vs. Rosewood (Repeat))
+57.14% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Minority Report (Repeat))
+54.55% - MacGyver (vs. The Amazing Race)
+30.00% - Hawaii Five-0
+12.50% - Dr. Ken (vs. The Muppets (Repeat))
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Last Man Standing
-10.00% - Dateline NBC
-25.00% - Masters of Illusion
-31.25% - Shark Tank
-46.15% - 20/20

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," 2.5/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; and ABC's "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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2, with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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