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[02/07/15 - 08:36 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges CBS in Tight Demo Race
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 (2/6/15):

ABC (6.474 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) landed the top demo spot on Friday thanks to new episodes of "Last Man Standing" (7.219 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2), "Cristela" (5.519 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8), "Shark Tank" (7.628 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "20/20" (5.424 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

CBS (9.651 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then claimed a close second place with originals from "Undercover Boss" (7.740 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2), "Hawaii Five-0" (9.887 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and "Blue Bloods" (11.326 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2).

Next up was NBC (4.027 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with fresh installments of "Constantine" (2.939 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "Grimm" (4.655 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) and "Dateline NBC" (4.489 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.117 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up new episodes of "World's Funniest Fails" (2.664 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "Glee" (1.571 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12).

And finally, The CW (1.068 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening with a new "Hart of Dixie" (1.232 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.874 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and the season finale of "Masters of Illusion" (0.935 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.4, 0.2 and 0.2 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Hart of Dixie
0.00% - Shark Tank
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Undercover Boss
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Grimm
0.00% - Cristela
0.00% - Constantine
0.00% - Masters of Illusion
-7.14% - Hawaii Five-0
-16.67% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - 20/20
-27.27% - World's Funniest Fails
-28.57% - Glee

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. Attack the Block (Repeat))
+85.71% - Blue Bloods (vs. Blue Bloods (Repeat))
+85.71% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
+58.33% - Shark Tank (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
+50.00% - Masters of Illusion (vs. Attack the Block (Repeat))
+44.44% - Last Man Standing (vs. Last Man Standing (Repeat))
+30.00% - Undercover Boss (vs. Undercover Boss (Repeat))
+22.22% - Cristela (vs. Last Man Standing (Repeat))
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - World's Funniest Fails (vs. Bones (Repeat))
-23.08% - Glee (vs. Enlisted/Raising Hope)
-86.05% - Grimm (vs. 2014 Olympic Winter Games)
-88.37% - Dateline NBC (vs. 2014 Olympic Winter Games)
-90.70% - Constantine (vs. 2014 Olympic Winter Games)

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," 2.7/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5 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 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2; 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" (1.3/4 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 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/7/14):

NBC (31.743 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.6, #1) formally kicked off its "2014 Olympic Winter Games" (31.743 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.6, #1) coverage with big numbers.

ABC (4.668 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then claimed a distant second place with its mix of "Last Man Standing" (4.588 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), another "Last Man Standing" (4.194 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), "Shark Tank" (4.635 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "20/20" (4.978 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2).

Next up was CBS (5.580 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with repeats of "Undercover Boss" (5.037 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.992 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "Blue Bloods" (6.712 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.406 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up a repeat "Bones" (3.072 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7) alongside originals from "Enlisted" (1.803 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "Raising Hope" (1.679 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11).

And finally, the feature "Attack the Block" (0.826 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) on The CW (0.826 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the film delivered a 0.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Raising Hope
-12.50% - Enlisted
-29.41% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+514.29% - 2014 Olympic Winter Games (vs. Various)
-7.69% - 20/20
-22.22% - Enlisted (vs. Touch)
-33.33% - Raising Hope (vs. Touch)

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

·Jimmy Fallon's final telecast hosting "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" has set a series record in metered-market households.

·With a 12:05-1:05 a.m. ET telecast that followed NBC's coverage of the Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony, Fallon averaged a 4.8 rating, 13 share in households in 55 of the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research (with the Philadelphia market excluded last night), the show's highest-ever overnights for any night of the week, topping the prior record set one night earlier of a 4.6/15 following the final telecast of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

·It's also the highest metered-market household rating for the "Late Night" franchise in currently available records dating back to the mid 1990s.

·The final "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" more than tripled the show's season-average 1.5 metered-market household rating heading into this week (through Feb. 2). In 24 of the 25 markets with Local People Meters (Philadelphia excluded), Friday's "Late Night" scored a 2.1/10, up 250% from the season-average 0.6 heading into this week.

·Guests on "Late Night" Friday included Andy Samberg and musical guest The Muppets.

·Fast-official national ratings for "Late Night" are expected later today.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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