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[11/17/12 - 08:36 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Shark Tank" Continues Demo Victory Streak
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, november 16, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

ABC (6.50 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was Friday's top draw thanks to its mix of "Last Man Standing" (7.10 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4), "Malibu Country" (6.66 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8), "Shark Tank" (6.70 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "20/20" (5.92 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4).

CBS (8.54 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was a close second place with its lineup of "Undercover Boss" (8.98 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "CSI: NY" (9.50 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4) and "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston" (7.15 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4).

Next up was NBC (3.98 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with repeats of "Go On" (2.60 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "Guys With Kids" (2.18 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) plus originals from "Grimm" (5.02 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and "Dateline NBC" (4.54 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.06 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up new episodes of "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.43 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9) and "Fringe" (2.70 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11).

And finally, the season finale of "America's Next Top Model" (1.36 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) plus a "America's Next Top Model" (0.77 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) special closed out the evening on The CW (1.06 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Top Model" delivered a 0.7 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - CSI: NY
0.00% - Kitchen Nightmares
0.00% - Fringe
0.00% - America's Next Top Model
-5.88% - Grimm
-7.69% - Dateline NBC
-9.52% - Shark Tank
-12.50% - Last Man Standing
-12.50% - 20/20
-15.00% - Undercover Boss
-18.75% - Malibu Country

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+30.77% - Undercover Boss (vs. A Gifted Man)
+27.27% - Last Man Standing (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
+26.67% - Shark Tank (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
+18.18% - Malibu Country (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
0.00% - America's Next Top Model - 8:00 (vs. Nikita)
0.00% - Grimm
0.00% - 20/20
-7.69% - Kitchen Nightmares
-12.50% - CSI: NY
-18.18% - Fringe
-20.00% - Dateline NBC
-30.00% - We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston (vs. Blue Bloods)
-57.14% - America's Next Top Model - 9:00 (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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.3/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.2/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

* 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" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49) beat "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 0.3/2 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 (11/18/11):

CBS"A Gifted Man""CSI: NY""Blue Bloods"

Second place then went to ABC"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition""Extreme Makeover: Home Edition""20/20"

Sharing the silver was NBC"Chuck""Grimm""Dateline NBC"

Meanwhile, FOX"Kitchen Nightmares""Fringe"

And finally, new episodes of "Nikita""Supernatural"The CW

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):

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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