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[06/11/16 - 09:08 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Finals Power Another ABC Victory
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/10/16):

ABC (11.325 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) was of course the top draw on Friday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (8.128 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3), "NBA Countdown" (8.920 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) and "NBA Finals, Game 4" (12.726 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1).

NBC (4.965 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the number two broadcaster with an "America's Got Talent" (4.702 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) and a new "Dateline NBC" (5.491 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4).

Next up was CBS (4.895 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (4.439 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.687 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (5.561 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.186 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) offered up its coverage of "2016 Copa America Centenario" (1.186 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, a new "Masters of Illusion" (1.442 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and repeats of "Masters of Illusion" (1.502 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.532 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) on The CW (1.502 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Masters of Illusion
-9.09% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+347.62% - NBA Finals, Game 4 (vs. Various)
+233.33% - NBA Countdown (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
+177.78% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
0.00% - Masters of Illusion (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-66.67% - 2016 Copa America Centenario (vs. FIFA Women's World Cup 2015)

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 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 3.7/10, delayed by a high-rated NBA overrun.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/10, delayed by an NBA overrun.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," delayed by an NBA overrun, averaged a 2.0/7 in metered-market households and a 1.0/7 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" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 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 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/12/15):

FOX (4.222 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the demo champ on Friday with its primetime coverage of the "FIFA Women's World Cup 2015" (4.222 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1).

ABC (4.816 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then claimed the silver with its trio of "Shark Tank" (4.655 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (4.641 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and "20/20" (5.151 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

Next up was NBC (4.374 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with an encore of "America's Got Talent" (4.001 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6) and a new "Dateline NBC" (5.118 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.799 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up repeats of "Undercover Boss" (3.843 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.733 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9) and "Blue Bloods" (5.822 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

And finally, a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.488 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.367 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and a new "The Messengers" (0.828 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) on The CW (1.127 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.3, 0.1 and 0.1 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
-9.09% - Dateline NBC (vs. 5/29/15)
-21.43% - 20/20
-33.33% - The Messengers

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+400.00% - FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 (vs. Various (Repeats))
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeat))
0.00% - The Messengers (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
-15.38% - 20/20
-16.67% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
-47.37% - Dateline NBC (vs. NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5)

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 Summer Showcase," 1.9/5 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; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 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 James Corden" (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" (0.2/2 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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