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[08/15/15 - 08:36 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos, CBS Wins Total Viewers
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 (8/14/15):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to significant local NFL pre-season preemptions, all Fast Nationals are inflated.]

ABC (4.700 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the demo champ on Friday with its usual mix of "Shark Tank" (5.024 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (4.651 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) and "20/20" (4.426 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2).

CBS (4.779 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) then was the most-watched network with its repeat lineup of "Elementary" (3.823 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.993 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "Blue Bloods" (5.520 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

Next up was NBC (4.046 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) with an encore of "America's Got Talent" (3.698 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and a new "Dateline NBC" (4.741 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.201 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) served up second runs of "MasterChef" (3.496 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) and "Gotham" (2.907 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

And finally, a new "Masters of Illusion" (1.969 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.730 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.937 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) closed out the evening on The CW (1.893 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.5, 0.4 and 0.4 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Masters of Illusion
+20.00% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
+11.11% - 20/20
-9.09% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Masters of Illusion
+9.09% - Primetime: What Would You Do? (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
-16.67% - 20/20
-16.67% - 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," 2.7/7; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.7/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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 with James Corden" (0.6/2 with an encore delayed by PGA golf coverage). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.1/1 with an encore delayed by PGA golf coverage).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/15/14):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to significant local NFL pre-season preemptions, all Fast Nationals are inflated.]

ABC (4.136 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the demo champ on Friday with its mix of "Wipeout" (3.652 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "Shark Tank" (4.203 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and "20/20" (4.555 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1).

NBC (4.833 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then claimed the silver with its duo of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (3.024 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.737 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1).

Next up was CBS (6.059 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and its repeat trio of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (5.804 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), "Hawaii Five-0" (5.835 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (6.539 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.965 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) served up second runs of "MasterChef" (2.878 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and "Bones" (3.052 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).

And finally, The CW (1.264 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) wrapped the evening with its mix of "Masters of Illusion" (1.396 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.168 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.246 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.2, 0.2 and 0.2 rating, respectively.

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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5 with an encore.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5; "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 1.1/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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 with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3 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" (0.2/1 with an encore).

·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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