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[01/14/12 - 09:30 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Blue Bloods" Continues Its Reign for CBS
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, january 13, 2012)

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

CBS (10.34 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T1) continued its Friday reign with new episodes of "A Gifted Man" (8.66 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8), "CSI: NY" (10.47 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2) and "Blue Bloods" (11.87 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1).

ABC (5.99 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T1) however shared the demo crown with a new "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (5.97 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) followed by the series finale of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (6.45 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2) and a new "20/20" (5.56 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2).

Next up was FOX (3.34 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with the return of "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.80 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2) and "Fringe" (2.89 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.35 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Chuck" (3.24 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11), "Grimm" (4.62 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and "Dateline NBC" (5.18 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8).

And finally, new episodes of "Nikita" (1.45 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and "Supernatural" (1.55 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) on The CW (1.50 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+30.77% - 20/20
+30.77% - Kitchen Nightmares (vs. 11/18/11)
+6.25% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 9:00
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 8:00
0.00% - Fringe (vs. 11/18/11)
-5.56% - CSI: NY
-6.67% - Grimm (vs. 12/16/11)
-7.14% - Dateline NBC
-10.00% - Chuck
-13.33% - A Gifted Man
-16.67% - Nikita
-25.00% - Supernatural

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+30.77% - Kitchen Nightmares (vs. Human Target)
+28.57% - Blue Bloods (vs. The Mentalist (Repeat))
+21.43% - 20/20
+16.67% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 8:00 (vs. Supernanny)
+13.33% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 9:00 (vs. Primetime: What Would You Do?)
0.00% - CSI: NY
0.00% - A Gifted Man (vs. Medium)
0.00% - Supernatural (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
-6.67% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
-8.33% - Fringe (vs. Human Target)
-13.33% - Dateline NBC
-25.00% - Chuck (vs. Minute to Win It (Repeat))
-28.57% - Nikita (vs. Smallville (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," 3.1/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.8/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/7; and "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 with Jay Leno," 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.8/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/14/11):

CBS (8.12 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) pulled off a slim victory on Friday with the penultimate week of "Medium" (6.64 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6), a new "CSI: NY" (9.54 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and a repeat of "The Mentalist" (8.18 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4).

NBC (5.11 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then claimed a close second place with it mix of "Minute to Win It" (4.55 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.39 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2).

Next up was ABC (5.00 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with new episodes of "Supernanny" (4.57 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (4.97 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) and "20/20" (5.46 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.75 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up the relocated "Human Target" (4.73 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and a second "Human Target" (4.77 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "Smallville" (1.74 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11) and "Supernatural" (1.40 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) on The CW (1.57 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Dateline NBC (15.40%), CSI: NY (6.30%), Medium (-7.10%), Supernanny (-7.70%), Primetime: What Would You Do? (-11.80%), 20/20 (-17.60%).

In late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49):
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" 3.5/8 (1.2)
"Nightline" 2.9/6 (1.0)
"Late Show with David Letterman" 2.8/6 (0.8)
"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" 1.6/5 (0.8)
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" 1.6/4 (0.6)
"Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" 1.4/4 (0.4)
"Last Call with Carson Daly" 1.0/4 (0.5)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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