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[09/14/13 - 08:49 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline" Puts NBC on Top in Viewers, Demos
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, september 13, 2013)

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

NBC (5.787 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was once again the network to beat on Friday with its mix of "Million Second Quiz" (4.028 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) and "Dateline NBC" (6.667 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1).

The silver medal then went to ABC (4.155 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) and its lineup of "Last Man Standing" (4.173 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6), "The Neighbors" (3.097 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Shark Tank" (4.129 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "20/20" (4.702 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

Next up was CBS (4.810 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its repeat combination of "Undercover Boss" (4.764 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.558 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (5.109 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.725 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up a rebroadcast of the "So You Think You Can Dance" (1.725 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) finale.

And finally, The CW (0.995 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening with a new "Perfect Score" (0.883 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12), a repeat "Perfect Score" (0.790 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and a new "America's Next Top Model" (1.153 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Score" delivered a 0.3 and a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Top Model" a 0.5 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Perfect Score
+16.67% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - America's Next Top Model

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Grimm (Repeat)/Dateline NBC)
+33.33% - America's Next Top Model (vs. Nikita (Repeat))
-20.00% - Million Second Quiz (vs. Guys With Kids (Repeat)/Go On (Repeat))
-38.89% - 20/20
-57.14% - Perfect Score (vs. America's Next Top Model)

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

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Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/14/12):

ABC (5.93 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) kicked off its Friday lineup on top thanks to the season premieres of "Shark Tank" (6.31 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (5.36 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1) and "20/20" (6.13 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1).

NBC (3.13 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then took home a distant second place with encores of "Guys With Kids" (3.30 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "Go On" (3.06 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "Grimm" (2.43 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and a new "Dateline NBC" (3.79 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6).

Next up was CBS (4.61 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and its all-repeat lineup of "Undercover Boss" (4.19 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), "CSI: NY" (4.73 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (4.93 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.03 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) offered up a special "Touch" (2.95 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) alongside a repeat of "Bones" (3.13 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

And finally, The CW (1.12 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening with a new "America's Next Top Model" (1.50 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and a repeat of "Nikita" (0.74 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - America's Next Top Model
-46.15% - Touch (vs. 5/31/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+157.14% - Primetime: What Would You Do? (vs. Karaoke Battle USA)
+100.00% - Shark Tank (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
+50.00% - 20/20
+16.67% - America's Next Top Model (vs. Ringer (Repeat))
-30.00% - Touch (vs. Kitchen Nightmares (Repeat))
-40.00% - 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," 2.2/5 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/4 with an encore; 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," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

·At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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