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[12/06/14 - 08:43 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: Pac-12 Football Championship Pulls 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 (12/5/14):

FOX (5.073 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) snagged the top demo spot on Friday with its coverage of the "PAC-12 Championship Game" (5.073 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2).

ABC (6.348 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "Last Man Standing" (6.613 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Cristela" (4.676 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), "Shark Tank" (7.127 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "20/20" (6.273 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

Next up was CBS (5.808 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) with its mix of "The Amazing Race" (6.168 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "A Very Grammy Christmas" (4.649 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and a repeat "Blue Bloods" (6.607 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.898 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) served up its special "How Murray Saves Christmas" (3.604 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) followed by new episodes of "Grimm" (4.961 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6) and "Constantine" (3.129 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

And finally, a new "America's Next Top Model" (1.196 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) led into the season finale of "America's Next Top Model" (1.136 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) on The CW (1.165 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said duo posted a 0.4 and 0.5 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - The Amazing Race
+16.67% - 20/20
0.00% - America's Next Top Model (vs. 11/21/14)
-7.69% - Last Man Standing (vs. 11/21/14)
-8.33% - Grimm
-10.00% - Shark Tank (vs. 11/21/14)
-10.00% - Cristela (vs. 11/21/14)
-11.11% - Constantine

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - America's Next Top Model - 9:00 (vs. Nikita)
+33.33% - PAC-12 Championship Game (vs. Various)
+27.27% - 20/20
0.00% - A Very Grammy Christmas (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
0.00% - America's Next Top Model - 8:00 (vs. The Carrie Diaries)
-10.00% - Shark Tank
-10.00% - Cristela (vs. The Neighbors)
-14.29% - Last Man Standing
-20.00% - The Amazing Race (vs. Frosty the Snowman/Yes, Virginia (Repeats))
-27.27% - Constantine (vs. Dracula)
-31.25% - Grimm
-35.71% - How Murray Saves Christmas (vs. 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.3/5 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.4/6 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 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 Seth Meyers" (1.2/3 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 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 0.7/2 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 (12/6/13):

ABC (5.950 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) was the most-watched network on Friday with its mix of "Last Man Standing" (6.340 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5), "The Neighbors" (4.308 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11), "Shark Tank" (7.458 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "20/20" (5.067 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

NBC (5.826 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) however shared the demo honors with originals from "Dateline NBC" (7.297 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5), "Grimm" (6.377 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) and "Dracula" (3.804 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

Next up was CBS (5.689 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) with encores of "Frosty the Snowman" (6.684 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2), "Yes, Virginia" (5.651 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.611 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) plus the new special "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! - Countdown to Music's Biggest Night" (5.290 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.587 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) served up new episodes of "Bones" (6.797 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2), "Raising Hope" (2.663 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and another "Raising Hope" (2.090 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14).

And finally, originals from "The Carrie Diaries" (0.953 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and "Nikita" (0.846 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) on The CW (0.900 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 0.5 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Nikita" a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Nikita
+33.33% - Raising Hope - 9:00
+33.33% - The Carrie Diaries (vs. 11/22/13)
+23.08% - Grimm
+22.22% - 20/20
+22.22% - Dracula
+16.67% - Dateline NBC
+16.67% - Last Man Standing (vs. 11/22/13)
+11.11% - Shark Tank (vs. 11/22/13)
+11.11% - The Neighbors (vs. 11/22/13)
+6.67% - Bones (vs. 11/22/13)
0.00% - Raising Hope - 9:30

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Nikita (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
+33.33% - Bones (vs. Kitchen Nightmares)
+33.33% - Shark Tank (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
+6.67% - Grimm (vs. SNL Christmas (Repeat))
0.00% - The Carrie Diaries (vs. Nikita)
0.00% - Last Man Standing
-6.67% - Dateline NBC (vs. SNL Christmas (Repeat))
-11.11% - Raising Hope - 9:00 (vs. Fringe)
-15.38% - 20/20
-21.43% - The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! - Countdown to Music's Biggest Night (vs. Blue Bloods)
-28.57% - The Neighbors (vs. Malibu Country)
-33.33% - Raising Hope - 9:30 (vs. Fringe)
-35.29% - Dracula (vs. 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," 2.4/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.6/3 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 Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 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" (0.5/3 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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