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[07/14/12 - 08:36 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "20/20" Gives ABC Second Straight Win
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

ABC (4.92 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the network to beat on Friday with a repeat of "Shark Tank" (4.84 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) followed by a new two-hour "20/20" (4.96 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1).

NBC (3.79 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then took home the silver with its repeats of "Whitney" (2.66 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "Community" (1.75 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) plus a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (4.59 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2).

Next up was CBS (4.74 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with encores of "Undercover Boss" (4.48 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), "CSI: NY" (4.76 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (4.99 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.07 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up rebroadcasts of "House" (1.89 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9) and "Bones" (2.26 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

And finally, second runs of "Nikita" (1.00 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "Supernatural" (0.87 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) on The CW (0.93 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Dateline NBC
+6.25% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+6.25% - 20/20 (vs. Primetime: What Would You Do? (Repeat)/20/20)
+6.19% - Dateline NBC (vs. Friday Night Lights/Dateline NBC)

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," 1.8/4; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "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 with Jay Leno," 0.8/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 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 (7/15/11):

ABC (4.27 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) narrowly took home top demo honors on Friday with its mix of "Shark Tank" (4.28 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (3.97 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) and a new "20/20" (4.55 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1).

CBS (6.20 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then remained the most-watched network with a new "Flashpoint" (6.00 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) followed by repeats of "CSI: NY" (6.28 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6) and "Blue Bloods" (6.32 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7).

Next up was NBC (4.25 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with the 90-minute series finale of "Friday Night Lights" (3.49 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8) alongside a 90-minute "Dateline NBC" (5.02 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.75 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up repeats of "Bones" (3.05 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) adn "House" (2.46 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

And finally, The CW (1.16 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) did the same with the departing "Smallville" (1.18 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "Supernatural" (1.14 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Friday Night Lights (28.60%), Flashpoint (0.00%), 20/20 (-14.30%), Dateline NBC (-20.00%).

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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.1/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 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 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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