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[10/25/14 - 08:38 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Once Again Pushes FOX in Front
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/24/14):

FOX (9.915 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) was the network to beat on Friday with its coverage of the "World Series, Game 3" (9.915 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1).

ABC (6.151 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then had to settle for second place with originals from "Last Man Standing" (6.258 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "Cristela" (5.181 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "Shark Tank" (6.895 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and "20/20" (5.839 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3).

Next up was NBC (5.274 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with a new "Dateline NBC" (6.213 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) followed by the return of "Grimm" (5.269 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and the launch of "Constantine" (4.339 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5).

Meanwhile, CBS (8.509 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up originals from "The Amazing Race" (5.549 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.782 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (11.196 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "Jane the Virgin" (0.891 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and a new "America's Next Top Model" (1.078 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) on The CW (0.984 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said duo posted a 0.3 and 0.5 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - 20/20
+8.33% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - America's Next Top Model
-5.26% - Shark Tank
-8.33% - Hawaii Five-0
-8.33% - Dateline NBC
-15.38% - Last Man Standing
-16.67% - Cristela
-28.57% - The Amazing Race

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+127.27% - World Series, Game 3 (vs. Various)
+50.00% - America's Next Top Model (vs. The iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Katy Perry)
+42.86% - Cristela (vs. The Neighbors)
+10.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Blue Bloods
-10.00% - Shark Tank
-15.38% - Dateline NBC
-16.67% - Grimm
-21.43% - Hawaii Five-0
-22.22% - Constantine (vs. Dracula)
-37.50% - The Amazing Race (vs. Undercover Boss)

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," 2.6/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/5.

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

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/4 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 Seth Meyers" (1.3/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/25/13):

NBC (5.827 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the top demo draw on Friday with a new "Dateline NBC" (6.070 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8) followed by the premieres of "Grimm" (6.133 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2) and "Dracula" (5.277 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2).

ABC (6.090 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) then had to settle for second place with repeats of "Last Man Standing" (5.016 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10) and "The Neighbors" (3.521 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) alongside originals of "Shark Tank" (7.318 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "20/20" (6.682 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5).

Sharing the silver was CBS (9.638 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) and its lineup of "Undercover Boss" (8.578 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), "Hawaii Five-0" (9.323 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and "Blue Bloods" (11.015 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8).

Next up was FOX (2.852 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) with a new "MasterChef Junior" (3.848 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) plus repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.935 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) and a second "The Simpsons" (1.776 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, the return of "The Carrie Diaries" (0.837 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and the special "The IHeartRadio Album Release Party with Katy Perry" (0.711 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) on The CW (0.773 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Carrie" delivered a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "IHeartRadio" a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - 20/20
+16.67% - MasterChef Junior
+5.26% - Shark Tank
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-11.11% - Undercover Boss

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - Undercover Boss (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+55.56% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Kitchen Nightmares)
+42.86% - Shark Tank (vs. 20/20: All Access Nashville with Katie Couric)
+20.00% - Dracula (vs. Dateline NBC)
+7.14% - 20/20
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. CSI: NY)
0.00% - The IHeartRadio Album Release Party with Katy Perry (vs. Nikita)
-5.26% - Grimm
-7.14% - Blue Bloods
-13.33% - Dateline NBC (vs. Mockingbird Lane)
-25.00% - The Carrie Diaries (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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5 with an encore.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4 with an encore.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/5 in metered-market households and a 0.6/3 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" (1.4/5 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) 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 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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