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[01/23/16 - 09:01 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, FOX Split Demo Crown
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 (1/22/16):

CBS (9.810 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) was the top draw on Friday with new episodes of "Undercover Boss" (8.026 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3), "Hawaii Five-0" (9.998 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (11.405 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1).

FOX (4.244 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) however shared in the demo honors with fresh installments from "MasterChef Junior" (4.860 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1) and "Hell's Kitchen" (3.629 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5).

Next up was NBC (5.247 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with the season premiere of "Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon" (3.816 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.963 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.497 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up repeats of "Last Man Standing" (5.842 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Dr. Ken" (4.378 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) and "Shark Tank" (4.482 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7) plus a new "20/20" (3.900 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

And finally, the departing "Reign" (1.264 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and a repeat "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.222 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) closed out the night on The CW (1.242 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - Undercover Boss
+18.18% - Hell's Kitchen
+15.38% - Blue Bloods
+8.33% - Dateline NBC
+7.69% - Hawaii Five-0
+7.14% - MasterChef Junior
0.00% - Reign
-18.18% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+85.71% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Glee)
+50.00% - Blue Bloods (vs. Blue Bloods (Repeat))
+50.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. World's Funniest Fails)
+27.27% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
+4.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Grimm/Dateline NBC)
0.00% - Undercover Boss
0.00% - Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (vs. Constantine)
-18.18% - 20/20
-20.00% - Reign (vs. Hart of Dixie)

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," 3.4/8; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.3/6; "Late Show," 0.5/2; 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" (1.5/5 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" (0.3/1 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 (1/23/15):

CBS (8.410 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) was the most-watched network on Friday with a new "Undercover Boss" (8.328 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) followed by repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (8.144 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (8.759 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

ABC (5.388 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) then took home the silver with second runs of "Last Man Standing" (5.875 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "Cristela" (4.453 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "Shark Tank" (6.208 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) plus a new "20/20" (4.791 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

Also sharing the demo crown was NBC (4.733 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) and originals from "Constantine" (3.479 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Grimm" (4.968 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) and "Dateline NBC" (5.753 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.443 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up fresh installments of "World's Funniest Fails" (3.057 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "Glee" (1.830 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12).

And finally, a new "Hart of Dixie" (1.239 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) followed by repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.959 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and "Masters of Illusion" (0.741 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on The CW (1.044 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.7, 0.5 and 0.3 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - Dateline NBC
+25.00% - Hart of Dixie
+12.50% - Constantine
0.00% - Undercover Boss
0.00% - Grimm
0.00% - World's Funniest Fails
0.00% - Glee
-21.43% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Hart of Dixie (vs. The Carrie Diaries)
+30.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Dracula)
+16.67% - Undercover Boss (vs. Undercover Boss (Repeat))
-20.00% - Grimm
-22.22% - Glee (vs. Enlisted/Raising Hope)
-35.71% - Constantine (vs. Dateline NBC)
-42.11% - 20/20
-44.44% - World's Funniest Fails (vs. Bones)

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," 3.1/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5 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 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 1.3/4 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" (1.5/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 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 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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