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[09/20/14 - 12:51 PM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/19/14):

CBS (5.374 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) was the most-watched network on Friday with a special "Big Brother 16" (5.229 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) followed by repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (4.832 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) and "Blue Bloods" (6.062 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

NBC (4.297 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) then split the demo crown with a "The Biggest Loser" (2.404 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) recap and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.244 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2).

Next up was ABC (4.193 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its second run lineup of "Last Man Standing" (4.193 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), another "Last Man Standing" (4.062 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Shark Tank" (4.345 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and "20/20" (4.106 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.810 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up an encore of "Red Band Society" (2.075 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10) and a new "Utopia" (1.544 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11).

And finally, a new "Masters of Illusion" (1.503 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) plus repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.255 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "America's Next Top Model" (0.648 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (1.014 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.3, 0.3 and 0.2 rating, respectively.

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

·In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 3.2/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.4/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/20/13):

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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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