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[11/28/15 - 08:55 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "20/20," "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town"
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 (11/27/15):

ABC (4.496 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the top draw among adults 18-49 on Friday with its mix of "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" (4.457 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1), "Shark Tank" (4.312 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and "20/20" (4.721 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1).

The silver then went to CBS (6.193 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) with a new "The Amazing Race" (5.509 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) followed by repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (5.595 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8) and "Blue Bloods" (7.476 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7).

Next up was NBC (3.940 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) with a primetime rebroadcast of "National Dog Show Presented by Purina" (3.791 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and a repeat "Dateline NBC" (4.237 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.519 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) offered up new episodes of "MasterChef Junior" (3.203 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and "World's Funniest" (1.835 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, encores of "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" (1.572 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13), "Kung Fu Panda Holiday" (1.545 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Merry Madagascar" (1.675 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) on The CW (1.591 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Amazing Race
-14.29% - World's Funniest
-18.18% - MasterChef Junior
-21.43% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - World's Funniest (vs. Gotham (Repeat))
+28.57% - MasterChef Junior (vs. MasterChef Junior (Repeat))
0.00% - The Amazing Race
-8.33% - 20/20

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," 2.4/6 with an encore; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 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," 0.9/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.8/3 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 0.3/2 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 (11/28/14):

NBC (5.128 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) was the network to beat on Friday with its trio of "Dateline NBC" (6.979 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1), "Grimm" (5.083 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "Constantine" (3.322 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

ABC (5.067 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) then shared in the adults 18-49 honors with repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.349 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), "Shark Tank" (5.634 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) and a new "20/20" (5.217 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2).

Next up was CBS (4.865 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with a new "The Amazing Race" (5.309 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6) alongside encores of "Frosty the Snowman" (4.656 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "Yes, Virginia" (3.636 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Hawaii Five-0" (5.140 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.807 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up second runs of "MasterChef Junior" (2.217 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Gotham" (1.398 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

And finally, The CW (1.512 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening with its holiday lineup of "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" (1.780 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12), "Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special" (1.220 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "Merry Madagascar" (1.268 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.3, 0.3 and 0.4 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-7.69% - Grimm
-13.33% - Dateline NBC
-16.67% - The Amazing Race
-18.18% - Constantine
-25.00% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Amazing Race (vs. hoops&yoyo Ruin Christmas/The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story)
+33.33% - 20/20
+8.33% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Constantine (vs. Dracula)
-7.69% - Grimm

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," 2.4/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.7/4 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," 0.9/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/1 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 1.2/3 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3). 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 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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