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[01/24/15 - 08:37 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS and NBC All Share Demo Crown
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/23/15):

CBS (8.410 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) was the most-watched network on Friday with a new "Undercover Boss" (8.328 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) followed by repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (8.144 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (8.759 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

ABC (5.388 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) then took home the silver with second runs of "Last Man Standing" (5.875 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "Cristela" (4.453 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "Shark Tank" (6.208 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) plus a new "20/20" (4.791 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

Also sharing the demo crown was NBC (4.733 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) and originals from "Constantine" (3.479 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Grimm" (4.968 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) and "Dateline NBC" (5.753 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.443 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up fresh installments of "World's Funniest Fails" (3.057 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "Glee" (1.830 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12).

And finally, a new "Hart of Dixie" (1.239 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) followed by repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.959 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and "Masters of Illusion" (0.741 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on The CW (1.044 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.7, 0.5 and 0.3 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - Dateline NBC
+25.00% - Hart of Dixie
+12.50% - Constantine
0.00% - Undercover Boss
0.00% - Grimm
0.00% - World's Funniest Fails
0.00% - Glee
-21.43% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Hart of Dixie (vs. The Carrie Diaries)
+30.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Dracula)
+16.67% - Undercover Boss (vs. Undercover Boss (Repeat))
-20.00% - Grimm
-22.22% - Glee (vs. Enlisted/Raising Hope)
-35.71% - Constantine (vs. Dateline NBC)
-42.11% - 20/20
-44.44% - World's Funniest Fails (vs. Bones)

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," 3.1/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "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 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.5/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 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 (1/24/14):

ABC (7.175 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the network to beat among adults 18-49 on Friday with its mix of "Last Man Standing" (6.343 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5), "The Neighbors" (3.874 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12), "Shark Tank" (8.115 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and "20/20" (8.301 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2).

FOX (5.106 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then bumped up to second place with its revised lineup of "Bones" (7.407 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3), "Enlisted" (3.226 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "Raising Hope" (2.384 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

Next up was NBC (5.408 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with originals from "Dateline NBC" (7.278 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5) and "Grimm" (5.856 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) plus the season finale of "Dracula" (3.091 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

Meanwhile, CBS (8.041 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up repeats of "Undercover Boss" (6.390 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.053 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "Blue Bloods" (9.681 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

And finally, a new "The Carrie Diaries" (0.917 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and a repeat "Supernatural" (0.628 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) closed out the evening on The CW (0.772 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Carrie" delivered a 0.6 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Enlisted
+20.00% - Bones
+14.29% - Raising Hope
+11.76% - 20/20
+11.11% - Dracula
+4.76% - Shark Tank
0.00% - Grimm
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - The Neighbors
-6.67% - Dateline NBC
-25.00% - The Carrie Diaries

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+57.14% - Shark Tank (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
+55.56% - Last Man Standing (vs. Last Man Standing (Repeat))
+40.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Betty White's Off Their Rockers (Repeats))
+38.46% - Bones (vs. Kitchen Nightmares)
+35.71% - 20/20
+25.00% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
+12.50% - The Neighbors (vs. Malibu Country (Repeat))
-9.09% - Enlisted (vs. The Following (Repeat))
-16.67% - Dracula (vs. Dateline NBC)
-27.27% - Raising Hope (vs. The Following (Repeat))
-40.00% - The Carrie Diaries (vs. Nikita)

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," 3.2/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/5 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," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/3 with an encore.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.9/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 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 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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