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[10/31/15 - 08:50 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Rides World Series to Top Spot
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 (10/30/15):

FOX (12.508 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) was the network to beat on Friday with its coverage of the "World Series, Game 3" (12.508 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1).

ABC (6.852 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then had to settle for second place with its mix of "Last Man Standing" (6.841 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Dr. Ken" (5.783 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Shark Tank" (6.085 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and "20/20" (8.158 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2).

Next up was CBS (7.921 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its trio of "The Amazing Race" (6.096 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.128 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (9.540 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.256 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up new episodes of "Undateable" (2.652 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "Truth Be Told" (2.326 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11), the return of "Grimm" (3.967 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and a new "Dateline NBC" (3.314 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10).

And finally, repeat "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.787 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and a new "America's Next Top Model" (0.939 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) on The CW (0.863 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+41.67% - 20/20
+16.67% - Truth Be Told
+10.00% - Hawaii Five-0
+9.09% - The Amazing Race
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Dr. Ken
0.00% - Undateable
0.00% - America's Next Top Model
-6.67% - Shark Tank
-8.33% - Blue Bloods
-11.11% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+675.00% - World Series, Game 3 (vs. Utopia/Gotham (Repeat))
+21.43% - 20/20
+20.00% - Dr. Ken (vs. Cristela)
+9.09% - The Amazing Race
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Grimm
-11.11% - Dateline NBC (vs. Constantine)
-30.00% - Shark Tank
-33.33% - America's Next Top Model
-46.15% - Truth Be Told (vs. Dateline NBC)
-46.15% - Undateable (vs. 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," 2.9/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6 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," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 in metered-market households and a 0.6/3 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" (1.1/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

· 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 (10/31/14):

ABC (6.576 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was back in front among demos thanks to new episodes of "Last Man Standing" (6.549 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4), "Cristela" (5.417 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9), "Shark Tank" (7.622 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "20/20" (6.123 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).

CBS (8.864 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) then was the most-watched network with originals from "The Amazing Race" (5.938 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Hawaii Five-0" (9.468 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (11.187 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

Next up was NBC (4.977 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and week two of its lineup of "Dateline NBC" (7.262 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3), "Grimm" (4.545 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "Constantine" (3.124 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.394 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up a new "Utopia" (1.564 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) and a repeat "Gotham" (1.225 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14).

And finally, repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.128 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.161 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) led into a new "America's Next Top Model" (0.812 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) on The CW (0.978 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.2, 0.3 and 0.4 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - Dateline NBC
+11.11% - Shark Tank
+10.00% - The Amazing Race
+9.09% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Cristela
0.00% - America's Next Top Model
-6.67% - 20/20
-15.38% - Blue Bloods
-26.67% - Grimm
-28.57% - Utopia (vs. 10/17/31)
-35.71% - Constantine

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+85.71% - Dateline NBC (vs. Why We (Heart) Vampires)
+5.26% - Shark Tank
0.00% - Cristela (vs. The Neighbors)
-6.67% - 20/20
-14.29% - Last Man Standing
-15.38% - Hawaii Five-0
-15.38% - Blue Bloods
-21.43% - The Amazing Race (vs. Undercover Boss)
-25.00% - America's Next Top Model
-26.67% - Grimm
-30.77% - Constantine (vs. Dracula)
-61.54% - Utopia (vs. MasterChef Junior)

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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.4/6.

·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; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/5 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" (1.4/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). 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 0.8/3 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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