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[11/21/15 - 08:46 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "Shark Tank" Tops Demos for Third Consecutive Week
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 (11/20/15):

ABC (6.887 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the network to beat among adults 18-49 on Friday with new episodes of "Last Man Standing" (7.243 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "Dr. Ken" (6.105 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "Shark Tank" (6.940 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and "20/20" (7.047 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).

The silver then went to CBS (8.722 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) and its mainstays "The Amazing Race" (6.108 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9), "Hawaii Five-0" (9.060 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "Blue Bloods" (11.000 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Next up was NBC (3.557 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and its mix of "Undateable" (2.761 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11), "Truth Be Told" (2.135 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13), "Grimm" (3.581 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) and "Dateline NBC" (4.643 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.027 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) served up originals from "MasterChef Junior" (3.813 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "World's Funniest" (2.241 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12).

And finally, fresh installments of "Reign" (1.131 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "America's Next Top Model" (0.952 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) on The CW (1.041 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Dateline NBC
+16.67% - 20/20
+14.29% - Undateable (vs. 11/6/15)
+6.25% - Shark Tank
0.00% - Dr. Ken
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Grimm
0.00% - Truth Be Told
0.00% - America's Next Top Model
-7.69% - Last Man Standing
-8.33% - Blue Bloods
-8.33% - MasterChef Junior
-9.09% - The Amazing Race
-12.50% - World's Funniest
-25.00% - Reign

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - World's Funniest (vs. Gotham (Repeat))
+37.50% - MasterChef Junior (vs. MasterChef Junior (Repeat))
+20.00% - Dr. Ken (vs. Cristela)
+9.09% - Dateline NBC (vs. Constantine)
-7.69% - Last Man Standing
-12.50% - 20/20
-15.00% - Shark Tank
-15.38% - Hawaii Five-0
-15.38% - Blue Bloods
-16.67% - The Amazing Race
-25.00% - America's Next Top Model
-30.77% - Grimm
-40.00% - Reign (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
-46.67% - Undateable (vs. Dateline NBC)
-60.00% - Truth Be Told (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," 2.2/5; 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," 1.1/5; "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 1.3/4 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" (1.6/5 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" (0.2/1 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 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 (11/21/14):

ABC (6.983 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was once again the demo champ on Friday thanks to its mix of "Last Man Standing" (7.107 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "Cristela" (5.286 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10), "Shark Tank" (7.825 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "20/20" (6.929 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2).

CBS (9.188 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) then was the most-watched network thanks to its trio of "The Amazing Race" (6.062 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8), "Hawaii Five-0" (10.002 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) and "Blue Bloods" (11.500 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4).

Next up was NBC (5.545 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) with originals from "Dateline NBC" (7.664 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3), "Grimm" (5.429 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) and "Constantine" (3.543 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.823 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up encores of "MasterChef Junior" (2.393 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) and "Gotham" (1.252 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14).

And finally, The CW (1.375 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening with the season finale of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.645 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.528 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and a new "America's Next Top Model" (1.164 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.5, 0.5 and 0.6 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - Constantine
+33.33% - 20/20
+17.65% - Shark Tank
+8.33% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. 11/7/14)
+8.33% - Grimm
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - The Amazing Race (vs. 11/7/14)
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
0.00% - America's Next Top Model
-7.14% - Blue Bloods (vs. 11/7/14)
-9.09% - Cristela
-13.33% - Last Man Standing

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - America's Next Top Model (vs. Nikita)
+66.67% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. The Carrie Diaries)
+36.36% - Dateline NBC
+18.18% - Grimm (vs. Where Were You: The Day JFK Died)
+11.11% - Shark Tank
+11.11% - Cristela (vs. The Neighbors)
+8.33% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Constantine (vs. Where Were You: The Day JFK Died)
0.00% - 20/20
-13.33% - Hawaii Five-0
-13.33% - Blue Bloods
-14.29% - The Amazing Race (vs. Undercover Boss)

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," 2.2/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/5 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; "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 1.5/4 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" (1.4/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). 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).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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