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[05/23/15 - 09:21 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Demo Race with "Shark Tank" Repeat
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 (5/22/15):

ABC (4.592 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the demo champ on Friday thanks to night three of "500 Questions" (4.019 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3), a repeat "Shark Tank" (4.974 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and a new "20/20" (4.783 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2).

CBS (5.089 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then was the most-watched network with its all-repeat trio of "Undercover Boss" (4.717 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.710 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Blue Bloods" (5.841 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Next up was NBC (4.026 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) with repeats of "The Blacklist" (2.862 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "Dateline NBC" (4.608 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.682 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up encores of "Hell's Kitchen" (1.693 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8) and "Bones" (1.670 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.041 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.112 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and a new "The Messengers" (0.816 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.946 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.2, 0.2 and 0.2 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-9.09% - 20/20
-33.33% - The Messengers

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Messengers (vs. Labyrinth, Part 2)
-23.08% - 20/20
-27.27% - 500 Questions (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))

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

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Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/23/14):

ABC (5.253 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) was the demo champ on Friday thanks to repeat of "Shark Tank" (4.880 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) followed by the return of "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (4.948 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) and a new "20/20" (5.931 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1).

Sharing top honors was NBC (5.232 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) with a repeat of "Dateline NBC" (6.417 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) alongside the season finale of "Hannibal" (2.863 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5).

Next up was CBS (5.255 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its all-repeat lineup of "Undercover Boss" (3.860 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.845 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (7.060 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.319 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) served up encores of "24: Live Another Day" (1.481 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "Gang Related" (1.157 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

And finally, the conclusion to "Labyrinth, Part 2" (0.942 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) on The CW (0.942 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the film managed a 0.6 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Hannibal
-13.33% - 20/20 (vs. 5/9/14)
-50.00% - Labyrinth, Part 2 (vs. 5/22/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - 20/20 (vs. 20/20 (Repeat))
0.00% - Hannibal (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
-18.75% - Primetime: What Would You Do? (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
-33.33% - Labyrinth, Part 2 (vs. Nikita (Repeat)/Supernatural (Repeat))

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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