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[04/18/15 - 08:56 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos for Second Consecutive Week with "Shark Tank"
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 (4/17/15):

ABC (5.950 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) claimed the top spot on Friday thanks to the season finales of "Last Man Standing" (6.206 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "Cristela" (4.926 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8) plus new episodes of "Shark Tank" (6.458 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and "20/20" (5.827 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2).

CBS (5.586 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then claimed the silver with new episodes of "The Amazing Race" (5.519 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), another "The Amazing Race" (5.373 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and a repeat "Blue Bloods" (5.866 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Next up was NBC (4.778 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and its mix of a new "Grimm" (4.548 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), a repeat "Dateline NBC" (4.552 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9) and a new "Dateline NBC" (5.234 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.161 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up the feature "Bad Teacher" (2.161 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

And finally, The CW (1.076 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with the launch of its lineup of "Cedric's Barber Battle" (0.826 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.109 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "The Messengers" (1.184 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.1, 0.2 and 0.1 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Shark Tank
0.00% - The Amazing Race
-7.14% - 20/20
-8.33% - Last Man Standing
-9.09% - Dateline NBC
-9.09% - Grimm
-10.00% - Cristela

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - The Amazing Race - 9:00 (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
+22.22% - The Amazing Race - 8:00 (vs. Unforgettable)
+12.50% - Cristela (vs. Last Man Standing (Repeat))
+11.11% - Dateline NBC (vs. Hannibal)
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC (Repeat))
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeat))
0.00% - The Messengers (vs. Hart of Dixie)
-6.25% - Shark Tank
-27.78% - 20/20
-50.00% - Cedric's Barber Battle (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway?)

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," 2.3/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; 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," 0.9/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden " (1.1/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show with James Corden" (0.2/1 with an encore).

· 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/18/14):

ABC (6.430 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the demo champ on Friday with its mix of "Last Man Standing" (5.212 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4), a repeat "Last Man Standing" (4.037 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11), "Shark Tank" (6.469 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) and "20/20" (8.197 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1).

CBS (7.330 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) then was the most-watched network with a new "Unforgettable" (7.166 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) alongside repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (6.437 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) and "Blue Bloods" (8.389 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

Next up was NBC (4.955 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) with a repeat "Dateline NBC" (5.478 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) followed by originals from "Dateline NBC" (6.457 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and "Hannibal" (2.930 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.719 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) served up new episodes of "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.939 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and a second "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.499 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

And finally, a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.367 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.293 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and a new "Hart of Dixie" (0.805 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on The CW (1.067 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Whose Line" posted a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and 0.4 rating at 8:30/7:30c while "Dixie" managed a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - 20/20
+12.50% - Hannibal
0.00% - Shark Tank
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. 4/4/14)
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
0.00% - Hart of Dixie
-10.00% - Unforgettable
-16.67% - Kitchen Nightmares - 8:00
-18.18% - Kitchen Nightmares - 9:00

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," 2.3/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6 with an encore.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4 with an encore.

·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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

·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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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