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[01/26/13 - 08:57 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX and NBC All Split Demo Crown
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, january 25, 2013)

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

NBC (4.989 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) was one of three networks to split the demo crown on Friday with repeats of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (4.205 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), another "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (3.741 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.498 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5).

ABC (4.678 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) likewise shared the gold with encores of "Last Man Standing" (4.830 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11), "Malibu Country" (4.169 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) and "Shark Tank" (5.034 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) plus a new "20/20" (4.502 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1).

Next up was FOX (3.495 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) with the return of "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.776 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) and a rebroadcast of "The Following" (3.214 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6) premiere.

Meanwhile, CBS (7.439 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) then offered up its all-repeat lineup of "Undercover Boss" (7.083 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1), "CSI: NY" (7.433 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (7.802 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

And finally, a new "Nikita" (1.594 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and a repeat of "The Carries Diaries" (0.817 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) closed out the night over on The CW (1.205 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Nikita" delivered a 0.5 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Carrie" a 0.5 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Nikita
+18.18% - Kitchen Nightmares (vs. 12/14/12)
+16.67% - 20/20
0.00% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Nikita (vs. Nikita (Repeat))
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Chuck/Dateline NBC)
-6.67% - 20/20
-7.14% - Kitchen Nightmares

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," 3.0/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.4/6.

* 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; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.7/5 in metered-market households and a 0.7/4 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households with an encore telecast) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/27/12):

ABC (5.45 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) took home top demo honors with week two of "Shark Tank" (5.45 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (5.19 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and "20/20" (5.73 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3).

FOX (3.41 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then claimed the silver with fresh installments of "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.44 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) and "Fringe" (3.37 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Next up was NBC (4.31 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a new "Chuck" (4.12 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) followed by the series finale of "Chuck" (4.32 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and a new "Dateline NBC" (4.50 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9). The latter numbers for "Chuck" marked season highs in 18-49 and total viewers

Meanwhile, CBS (7.50 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up repeats of "A Gifted Man" (6.67 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11), "CSI: NY" (7.69 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) and "Blue Bloods" (8.13 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5).

And finally, repeats of "Nikita" (1.19 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "Supernatural" (1.09 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) on The CW (1.14 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - Fringe
+9.09% - Chuck - 8:00
+6.25% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
-5.88% - Shark Tank
-6.67% - Kitchen Nightmares
-16.67% - 20/20
-21.43% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+77.78% - Shark Tank (vs. Supernanny (Repeat))
+30.77% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
0.00% - Chuck - 8:00 (vs. Minute to Win It (Repeat))
-11.76% - 20/20
-17.65% - Kitchen Nightmares
-27.78% - Chuck - 9:00 (vs. Dateline NBC)
-36.84% - Fringe
-38.89% - 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," 2.8/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.3/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 with an encore 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





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