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[04/20/13 - 11:31 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Leads Night of Live News Coverage
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, april 19, 2013)

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

NBC (8.933 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the top draw on a night dominated by news coverage with its "NBC News Special" (10.470 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1), a second hour of "NBC News Special" (9.222 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) and a new "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (7.107 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3).

ABC (7.208 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then snagged the silver with its mix of "ABC News Special" (7.577 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6), a second hour of "ABC News Special" (7.748 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) and a new "20/20" (6.299 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5).

Next up was CBS (6.741 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with its lineup of "CBS News Special" (6.992 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7), a second hour of "CBS News Special" (7.282 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8) and a third hour of "CBS News Special" (5.949 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.995 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up its own "FOX News Special" (3.240 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10) and a second hour of "FOX News Special" (2.751 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

And finally, The CW (1.056 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) likewise carried a "The CW News Special" (1.141 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and a second hour of "The CW News Special" (0.971 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13).

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 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.6/6.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.0/5.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.8/5 in metered-market households and a 0.8/4 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/3). 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).

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


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/20/12):

ABC (4.52 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) and NBC (4.82 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) split the demo crown on Friday as the former offered up a repeat of "Shark Tank" (5.05 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) followed by new episodes of "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (4.38 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and "20/20" (4.14 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2).

The Peacock then served up a repeat of "Who Do You Think You Are?" (4.19 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) alongside originals of "Grimm" (4.46 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and "Dateline NBC" (5.81 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1).

CBS (5.42 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) however was still the most-watched network despite its all-repeat lineup of "Mike & Molly" (4.25 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8), "Rules of Engagement" (3.55 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "CSI: NY" (6.17 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and "Blue Bloods" (6.18 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Next up was FOX (3.65 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with fresh installments of "The Finder" (4.21 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "Fringe" (3.09 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7).

And finally, new episodes of "Nikita" (1.50 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and "Supernatural" (1.48 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) resumed over on The CW (1.49 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) to close out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Finder
+27.27% - Dateline NBC
+11.11% - Fringe
0.00% - Nikita (vs. 3/30/12)
-7.14% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
-14.29% - Supernatural (vs. 3/30/12)
-18.75% - 20/20
-18.75% - Grimm

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):

+20.00% - The Finder (vs. Kitchen Nightmares (Repeat))
+18.18% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
+8.33% - 20/20
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-7.14% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
-16.67% - Fringe
-33.33% - Supernatural (vs. Supernatural)
-55.56% - 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," 2.4/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/6; 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," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.8/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market household with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/3). 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).

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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