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[09/21/13 - 09:15 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Viewers, Demos with Return of "Shark Tank"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, september 20, 2013)

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

ABC (5.967 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the top draw on Friday with the return of "Last Man Standing" (6.552 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "The Neighbors" (4.635 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) and "Shark Tank" (6.675 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) plus a new "20/20" (5.632 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

NBC (4.654 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and FOX (3.241 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then split the silver as the latter served up repeats of "Bones" (2.903 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8) and "Sleepy Hollow" (3.579 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7).

Next up was the Peacock with repeats of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (3.021 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), a second "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (3.101 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and a new two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.451 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.318 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up second runs of "Undercover Boss" (5.448 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.395 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "Blue Bloods" (6.113 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.911 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with its lineup of "Perfect Score" (0.769 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14), a second "Perfect Score" (0.674 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and a new "America's Next Top Model" (1.101 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Score" delivered a 0.4 and a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Top Model" a 0.9 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - 20/20
0.00% - America's Next Top Model
-21.43% - Dateline NBC
-33.33% - Perfect Score

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - America's Next Top Model (vs. Nikita (Repeat))
+46.67% - Dateline NBC (vs. Grimm (Repeat)/Dateline NBC)
+13.33% - Shark Tank (vs. Primetime: What Would You Do?)
0.00% - 20/20
-6.25% - Last Man Standing (vs. Shark Tank)
-25.00% - The Neighbors (vs. Shark Tank)
-60.00% - Perfect Score (vs. America's Next Top Model)

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," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5 with an encore.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 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) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

·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 (9/21/12):

ABC (5.16 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the network to beat on Friday with originals from "Shark Tank" (5.88 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (4.65 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and "20/20" (4.95 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

CBS (5.38 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the most-watched network with its all-repeat lineup of "Undercover Boss" (4.75 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4), "CSI: NY" (5.84 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (5.56 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9).

Next up was FOX (3.10 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with encores of "Bones" (3.17 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "The Mob Doctor" (3.02 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.97 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up the "2012 ALMA Awards" (2.45 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10) followed by a repeat of "Grimm" (2.15 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and a new "Dateline NBC" (4.31 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

And finally, a new "America's Next Top Model" (1.33 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) plus a repeat of "Nikita" (0.60 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) closed out the night over on The CW (0.96 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Dateline NBC
-11.11% - Shark Tank
-16.67% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
-22.22% - 20/20
-28.57% - America's Next Top Model

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+52.38% - Shark Tank (vs. Modern Family (Repeat)/Modern Family (Repeat))
+50.00% - Primetime: What Would You Do? (vs. Revenge (Repeat))
+40.00% - 20/20
-16.67% - America's Next Top Model (vs. Nikita)
-29.41% - 2012 ALMA Awards (vs. Up All Night (Repeat)/Whitney (Repeat))
-50.00% - 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," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/6; 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," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

·At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/4 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" (0.5/3 in 18-49) 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 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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