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[05/06/17 - 09:04 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS & NBC All Share 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/5/17):

CBS (7.325 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) was the most-watched broadcaster on Friday with its mix of "Undercover Boss" (5.079 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Hawaii Five-0" (7.850 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and the season finale of "Blue Bloods" (9.046 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2).

NBC (4.359 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) and ABC (3.651 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) however shared in the demo honors as the former served up new episodes of "First Dates" (3.512 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Dateline NBC" (4.782 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5).

Next up was the Alphabet and its trio of "The Toy Box" (2.818 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8), "Shark Tank" (4.290 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) and "20/20" (3.846 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.397 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) opted for repeats of "Lucifer" (1.384 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "Lethal Weapon" (1.410 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9).

And finally, new episodes of "The Originals" (0.946 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "Reign" (0.699 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) rounded out the night for The CW (0.822 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Blue Bloods
+12.50% - 20/20 (vs. 4/21/17)
0.00% - Shark Tank (vs. 4/21/17)
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - First Dates
0.00% - The Toy Box
0.00% - The Originals
0.00% - Reign
-12.50% - Undercover Boss

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - First Dates (vs. Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon)
+6.67% - Dateline NBC (vs. Grimm/Dateline NBC)
-10.00% - 20/20
-14.29% - The Toy Box (vs. Beyond the Tank)
-16.67% - Shark Tank
-18.18% - Hawaii Five-0
-25.00% - Blue Bloods (vs. Hawaii Five-0)
-25.00% - The Originals (vs. The Vampire Diaries)
-30.00% - Undercover Boss (vs. The Amazing Race)
-33.33% - Reign (vs. The Originals)

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," 2.2/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "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 0.2/2 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 (5/6/16):

CBS (7.645 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) took home the top spot on Friday with the season finale of "The Amazing Race" (5.935 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), a new "Hawaii Five-0" (8.304 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and the season finale of "Hawaii Five-0" (8.697 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1).

ABC (4.431 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the number two draw with its trio of "Beyond the Tank" (3.506 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), "Shark Tank" (5.215 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) and "20/20" (4.575 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

Next up was NBC (3.469 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its mix of "Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon" (2.949 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9), "Grimm" (3.326 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Dateline NBC" (4.134 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.720 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) opted for the feature "Jumping the Broom" (1.720 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

And finally, the season finale of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.080 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) plus a new "The Originals" (0.794 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) on The CW (0.937 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Vampire Diaries
+16.67% - Beyond the Tank
+11.11% - The Amazing Race
0.00% - Shark Tank
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - The Originals
-11.11% - Dateline NBC
-14.29% - Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (vs. 4/29/16)
-22.22% - Grimm (vs. 4/29/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+71.43% - Hawaii Five-0 - 10:00 (vs. ACM Presents: Superstar Duets)
+57.14% - Hawaii Five-0 - 9:00 (vs. ACM Presents: Superstar Duets)
+33.33% - The Vampire Diaries (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
0.00% - The Amazing Race
0.00% - The Originals (vs. The Messengers)
-9.09% - 20/20
-11.11% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - Shark Tank (vs. Beyond the Tank)
-22.22% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
-45.45% - Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (vs. Grimm)
-53.33% - Beyond the Tank (vs. Shark Tank)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/4; 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," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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" (0.5/3 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 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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