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[12/08/12 - 10:06 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Tight Demo Race with CBS, ABC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, december 7, 2012)

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

NBC (4.83 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) topped a tight demo race on Friday with a rebroadcast of "SNL Christmas" (4.40 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and a new "Dateline NBC" (5.69 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1).

A close second place then went to CBS (9.66 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) with originals from "Undercover Boss" (7.94 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2), "CSI: NY" (9.98 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (11.07 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5).

Next up was ABC (5.50 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with new episodes of "Last Man Standing" (6.57 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5) and "Malibu Country" (6.08 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5) plus a repeat of "Shark Tank" (5.53 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and a new "20/20" (4.63 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.92 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up new episodes of "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.13 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10) and "Fringe" (2.71 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11).

And finally, the fall finale of "Nikita" (1.19 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and a repeat of "Arrow" (0.87 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (1.03 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Nikita" delivered a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Arrow" a 0.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+54.55% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Kitchen Nightmares (vs. 11/16/12)
0.00% - Fringe (vs. 11/16/12)
0.00% - Nikita
-6.67% - Malibu Country
-6.67% - CSI: NY
-6.67% - Blue Bloods
-11.11% - Undercover Boss
-12.50% - Last Man Standing
-23.53% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - Fringe (vs. Fringe (Repeat))
+33.33% - Nikita (vs. Nikita (Repeat))
+27.27% - Malibu Country (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
+27.27% - Blue Bloods (vs. Blue Bloods (Repeat))
+27.27% - Last Man Standing (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
+20.00% - Kitchen Nightmares (vs. Kitchen Nightmares (Repeat))
6.25% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - CSI: NY (vs. Yes, Virginia/The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story)
0.00% - 20/20
-11.11% - Undercover Boss (vs. Frosty the Snowman/Frosty Returns)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/9/11):

CBS (6.41 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) was Friday's most-watched network with holiday encores of "Frosty the Snowman" (7.30 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1), "Frosty Returns" (6.45 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "Yes, Virginia" (5.51 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6), "The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf�s Story" (5.36 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and "Blue Bloods" (6.91 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9).

Sharing the demo crown was NBC (4.94 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) with new episodes of "Chuck" (3.68 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11), "Grimm" (5.41 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3) and "Dateline NBC" (5.73 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3).

Next up was ABC (4.97 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with new episodes of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (4.77 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9), "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (5.39 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5) and "20/20" (4.75 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.19 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up repeats of "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.78 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11) and "Fringe" (1.58 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

And finally, repeats of "Nikita" (1.32 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and "Supernatural" (0.99 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) on The CW (1.15 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+15.38% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 9:00
+11.11% - Chuck (vs. 11/18/11)
6.67% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Grimm (vs. 11/18/11)
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 8:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Dateline NBC
+14.29% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
0.00% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 9:00 (vs. Primetime: What Would You Do?)
-8.33% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 8:00 (vs. Supernanny)
-13.33% - 20/20
-16.67% - Chuck (vs. Minute to Win It (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," 3.3/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; 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," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.9/6 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" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.5/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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