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[02/22/20 - 08:26 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Tops Demo Race for FOX
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/21/20):

FOX (2.490 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) was the demo champ on Friday with its weekly telecast of "WWE SmackDown" (2.490 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1).

CBS (5.857 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) was a close second with originals from "MacGyver" (5.864 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and "Hawaii Five-0" (6.535 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) plus a repeat "Blue Bloods" (5.172 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Sharing the silver was NBC (3.619 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with a new "Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector" (3.598 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (3.629 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.667 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up the penultimate "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.998 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), the final "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.397 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and a repeat "20/20" (2.652 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

And finally, new episodes from "Charmed" (0.615 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) and "Dynasty" (0.324 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #11) closed out the night on The CW (0.470 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 1/31/20)
0.00% - WWE SmackDown
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector
0.00% - Charmed (vs. 2/7/20)
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. 2/7/20)
-14.29% - Hawaii Five-0
-14.29% - MacGyver

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - WWE SmackDown (vs. Various)
+9.09% - Dateline NBC (vs. The Blacklist/Dateline NBC)
0.00% - Charmed (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeats))
-16.67% - Fresh Off the Boat - 8:00
-20.00% - Fresh Off the Boat - 8:30 (vs. Speechless)
-25.00% - Hawaii Five-0
-25.00% - MacGyver
-33.33% - Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (vs. The Blacklist)
-50.00% - Dynasty (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/22/19):

CBS (6.863 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was the top draw on Friday with its mix of "MacGyver" (6.570 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2), "Hawaii Five-0" (7.068 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and a second "Hawaii Five-0" (6.952 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2).

NBC (3.805 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then was the number two network with its combination of "The Blacklist" (4.340 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), another "The Blacklist" (3.988 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Dateline NBC" (3.087 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

Next up was ABC (3.419 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and its trio of "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.083 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Speechless" (2.277 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and "20/20" (3.788 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.348 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) offered up originals from "Last Man Standing" (5.383 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1), "The Cool Kids" (3.839 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "Proven Innocent" (2.085 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

And finally, The CW (0.887 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.023 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.958 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.784 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - MacGyver
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - Speechless
-9.09% - Last Man Standing
-14.29% - Fresh Off the Boat
-16.67% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - Proven Innocent
-22.22% - The Cool Kids (vs. 2/1/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. Showtime at the Apollo (Repeat))
+100.00% - Hawaii Five-0 - 10:00 (vs. Blue Bloods (Repeat))
+40.00% - The Cool Kids (vs. Showtime at the Apollo (Repeat))
+27.27% - 20/20 (vs. Wreck-It Ralph (Repeat)/20/20)
+20.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Wreck-It Ralph (Repeat))
0.00% - Speechless (vs. Wreck-It Ralph (Repeat))
-20.00% - Hawaii Five-0 - 9:00 (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)
-20.00% - Proven Innocent (vs. Showtime at the Apollo (Repeat))
-27.27% - MacGyver (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)
-76.92% - The Blacklist - 9:00 (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)
-76.92% - The Blacklist - 8:00 (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)
-80.77% - Dateline NBC (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)

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," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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 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," 0.2/2 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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