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[11/03/12 - 09:14 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos as "Shark Tank" Achieves New Series High
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, november 2, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

ABC (7.04 million viewers, #T; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) was the network to beat with the premieres of "Last Man Standing" (7.84 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) and "Malibu Country" (8.90 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) followed by the relocated "Shark Tank" (7.32 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) - a new series high - and "20/20" (5.42 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5).

CBS (9.61 million viewers, #T; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) then was the most-watched network with the return of "Undercover Boss" (7.95 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5) alongside originals from "CSI: NY" (9.96 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (10.91 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9).

Next up was NBC (5.25 million viewers, #T; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) with its special "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" (6.26 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5) followed by new episodes of "Grimm" (5.67 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4) and "Dateline NBC" (3.83 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.77 million viewers, #T; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up new episodes of "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.93 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11) and "Fringe" (2.61 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11).

And finally, The CW (1.21 million viewers, #T; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening with new episodes of "America's Next Top Model" (1.25 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and "Nikita" (1.17 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Top Model" delivered a 0.5 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Nikita" a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Nikita
+27.78% - Shark Tank
+11.11% - Kitchen Nightmares
+11.11% - Fringe
+7.14% - CSI: NY
+7.14% - 20/20
0.00% - America's Next Top Model
-5.26% - Grimm
-7.14% - Blue Bloods
-26.67% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+87.50% - Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together (vs. Chuck)
+83.33% - Malibu Country (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
+64.29% - Shark Tank (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
+58.33% - Last Man Standing (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
+36.36% - 20/20
+25.00% - Undercover Boss (vs. A Gifted Man)
0.00% - Grimm
-6.25% - CSI: NY
-8.33% - Dateline NBC
-23.08% - Fringe
-33.33% - America's Next Top Model (vs. Nikita)
-33.33% - Kitchen Nightmares
-38.10% - Blue Bloods
-42.86% - 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," 2.6/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4 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" (1.4/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) beat "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/4/11):

CBS (10.17 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) reclaimed the top spot on Friday with new episodes of "A Gifted Man" (8.39 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), "CSI: NY" (9.55 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and, with a season high, "Blue Bloods" (12.56 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1).

FOX (3.49 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then took home the silver with fresh installments of "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.70 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) and "Fringe" (3.28 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6).

Next up was NBC (4.38 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with week two of its lineup of "Chuck" (3.08 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11), "Grimm" (5.92 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and "Dateline NBC" (4.14 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (5.04 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up originals of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (4.86 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), another "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (5.40 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5) and "20/20" (4.87 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10).

And finally, new episodes of "Nikita" (1.80 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and "Supernatural" (1.72 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) on The CW (1.76 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 9:00
+23.53% - Blue Bloods (vs. 10/21/11)
+20.00% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 8:00
+8.33% - Fringe (vs. 10/14/11)
+7.14% - Kitchen Nightmares (vs. 10/21/11)
0.00% - A Gifted Man (vs. 10/21/11)
0.00% - Nikita
0.00% - Supernatural
-7.69% - Dateline NBC
-8.33% - 20/20
-11.11% - CSI: NY (vs. 10/21/11)
-14.29% - Grimm
-20.00% - Chuck

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+62.50% - Fringe (vs. The Good Guys)
+50.00% - Kitchen Nightmares (vs. House (Repeat))
+38.46% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
+33.33% - Chuck (vs. School Pride)
+23.53% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 8:00 (vs. Supernanny)
-7.69% - Dateline NBC
-17.65% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 9:00 (vs. Primetime: What Would You Do?)
-20.00% - CSI: NY
-20.00% - A Gifted Man (vs. Medium)
-31.25% - 20/20
-36.36% - Supernatural
-45.45% - Nikita (vs. Smallville)

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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 3.0/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/6; 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," 0.8/4; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.5/5). 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 with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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