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[11/19/11 - 08:56 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Blue Bloods" Extends Win Streak to Three
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, november 18, 2011)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (10.12 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was still the network to beat on Friday with new episodes of "A Gifted Man" (8.21 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7), "CSI: NY" (9.93 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) and the night's top draw "Blue Bloods" (12.23 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1).

Second place then went to ABC (5.15 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) with its mix of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (4.67 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9), a second "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (5.80 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4) and "20/20" (4.99 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6).

Sharing the silver was NBC (4.76 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and its combination of "Chuck" (3.20 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11), "Grimm" (5.41 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) and "Dateline NBC" (5.66 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.16 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up its fall finales for "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.45 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7) and "Fringe" (2.87 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9).

And finally, new episodes of "Nikita" (1.81 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and "Supernatural" (1.52 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) on The CW (1.67 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 8:00
+17.65% - Blue Bloods
+8.33% - A Gifted Man
+7.14% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 9:00 (vs. 11/4/11)
+7.14% - Dateline NBC
+6.67% - Grimm
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Fringe
0.00% - Chuck
0.00% - Nikita
-5.88% - CSI: NY
-12.50% - Supernatural
-18.75% - Kitchen Nightmares

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Dateline NBC (vs. Harmony)
+57.14% - Fringe (vs. The Good Guys)
+50.00% - Chuck (vs. School Pride)
+33.33% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
+25.00% - Blue Bloods
+18.18% - Kitchen Nightmares (vs. House (Repeat))
0.00% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 8:00 (vs. Supernanny)
0.00% - CSI: NY
-6.25% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 9:00 (vs. Primetime: What Would You Do?)
-7.14% - A Gifted Man (vs. Medium)
-22.22% - Supernatural
-30.00% - 20/20
-45.45% - Nikita (vs. Smallville)

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

Coming Monday.

[NOTE: Today's numbers are courtesy of TVMediaInsights.com due to delays from our usual sources.]


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/19/10):

ABC (5.31 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) dethroned CBS (9.63 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) on Friday thanks to new episodes of "Supernanny" (4.13 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (4.96 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) and "20/20" (6.83 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1).

The Eye then had to settle for second place with its combination of "Medium" (7.34 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5), "CSI: NY" (10.24 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) and "Blue Bloods" (11.31 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2).

Next up was The CW (2.31 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with new episodes of "Smallville" (2.60 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and "Supernatural" (2.03 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.01 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) offered up the penultimate week of "School Pride" (2.54 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) followed by an abbreviated "Dateline NBC" (5.77 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) and the documentary "Harmony" (3.71 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

And finally, a repeat of "House" (3.37 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) led into a new "The Good Guys" (2.71 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) on FOX (3.04 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): 20/20 (25.00%), Supernatural (0.00%), School Pride (0.00%), The Good Guys (0.00%), Medium (0.00%), Blue Bloods (0.00%), CSI: NY (-5.90%), Supernanny (-8.30%), Dateline NBC (-14.30%), Smallville (-15.40%), Primetime: What Would You Do? (-15.80%).

In late-night metered market ratings, ABC's "Nightline" (3.1/7) took top honors over CBS's "Letterman" (2.5/6) and NBC's "Leno" (2.9/7). Rounding out the night then were "Kimmel" (1.5/4) on ABC "Ferguson" (1.3/4) on CBS and "Fallon" (1.5/5) and "Daly" (0.9/3) on NBC.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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