or


[05/19/12 - 08:58 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Grimm" Goes Out on Top for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, may 18, 2012)

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

NBC (5.20 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) and ABC (4.76 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) split the adults 18-49 crown on Friday as the former offered up the season finales of "Who Do You Think You Are?" (5.54 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6) and "Grimm" (5.31 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) plus a new "Dateline NBC" (4.76 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5).

"Who" equaled its highest 18-49 rating in 11 weeks and delivered its biggest overall audience in eight weeks while the "Grimm" finale matched its highest 18-49 rating since January 20 and attracted its biggest overall audience since that same date.

The Alphabet then offered up the season finale of "Shark Tank" (5.53 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) alongside originals of "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (4.33 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and "20/20" (4.43 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3).

Next up was CBS (5.44 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and its all-repeat lineup of "Undercover Boss" (4.26 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "CSI: NY" (5.61 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (6.45 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.02 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) offered up repeats of "Kitchen Nightmares" (1.98 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11) and a second "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.06 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

And finally, The CW (1.52 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening with the season finales of "Nikita" (1.47 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and "Supernatural" (1.58 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Grimm
+25.00% - Who Do You Think You Are?
0.00% - Nikita
-6.25% - Shark Tank
-8.33% - Dateline NBC
-14.29% - 20/20
-14.29% - Supernatural
-25.00% - Primetime: What Would You Do?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - Shark Tank
+33.33% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
+11.11% - Who Do You Think You Are? (vs. Friday Night Lights)
-7.69% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
-8.33% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - 20/20
-25.00% - Supernatural
-50.00% - Nikita (vs. Supernatural)

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "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) 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.

[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 (5/20/11):

FOX (3.67 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the network to beat on the final Friday of the May sweeps period with the season finale of "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.84 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) followed by an encore of "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.49 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

ABC (4.53 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then took home the silver with a repeat of "Shark Tank" (4.15 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) followed by the season finale of "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (3.94 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) and a new "20/20" (5.52 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2).

Next up was NBC (4.65 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with fresh installments of "Friday Night Lights" (3.31 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "Dateline NBC" (5.32 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.32 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up a new "Flashpoint" (6.68 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) followed by a repeat of "CSI: NY" (7.08 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and a special "48 Hours Mystery" (5.21 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8).

And finally, a new "Supernatural" (2.06 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) led into the season finale of "Supernatural" (2.21 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) on The CW (2.14 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Friday Night Lights (28.60%), 20/20 (25.00%), Primetime: What Would You Do? (8.30%), Kitchen Nightmares (6.70%), Supernatural (-11.10%), Dateline NBC (-14.30%), Flashpoint (-30.80%).

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," 3.2/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/2; "Nightline," 1.1/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [may 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)











most recent ratings | view all posts
[08/22/14 - 02:58 PM]
"The Simpsons" Soars on FXX - Day 1 of 12-Day Marathon Delivers Record-Breaking Numbers for Nascent Channel
FXX spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 08:45 AM]
"Welcome to Sweden" Equals Its Top 18-49 Rating Since July 24
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 08:36 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rides "Big Brother" to Top Spots
The Eye is the night's most-watched network among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/22/14 - 08:19 AM]
ABC's "Rookie Blue" Season Closer Is Up 22% to Tie a Season High and Tops Its Year-Ago Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/21/14 - 06:00 PM]
GSN's Third Episode of Body-Painting Competition Show, "Skin Wars," Delivers Series-High Ratings
GSN spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 20.

[08/21/14 - 11:07 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Sets Nine-Week Highs in 18-49 Demo and Total Viewers for Week of Aug. 11-15
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 11-15.

[08/21/14 - 08:39 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Is the #1 Show of the Night on the Big 4 in Total Viewers and Wins Its Time Period in Every Key Measure
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 20.

[08/21/14 - 08:36 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Pulls in Front with "Big Brother"
The show's latest installment is the night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[08/21/14 - 08:25 AM]
"Motive" Builds to 6-Week Highs in Total Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 20.

[08/20/14 - 02:15 PM]
Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters" Is Top of the Charts
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, August 15.

[08/20/14 - 12:44 PM]
Syfy's "Wizard Wars" Makes Magic -- Conjures Up Over One Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 19.

[08/20/14 - 12:11 PM]
4.5 Million Viewers Turn to WE tv on Night of "Braxton Family Values" and "SWV Reunited" Premieres
WE tv spins the numbers for Thursday, August 14.

[08/20/14 - 08:39 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Ranks as the #1 Show of the Night on the Big 4 in Every Key Measure
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 19.

[08/20/14 - 08:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Continues Its Reign for NBC
The Peacock once again leads the night among both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/19/14 - 02:19 PM]
Summer Finales of ABC Family's "Switched at Birth" and "The Fosters" Garner Multi-Week Highs in Total Viewers and Target Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, August 18.