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[07/01/17 - 08:28 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos, CBS Leads Total Viewers
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 (6/30/17):

NBC (4.342 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) led the demo race going into the holiday weekend with repeats of "America's Got Talent" (4.461 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) and "Dateline NBC" (4.106 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

ABC (3.658 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was a close second with its mix of "Shark Tank" (3.572 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (3.284 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and "20/20" (4.120 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1).

Next up was CBS (4.735 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its trio of "MacGyver" (4.101 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.873 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6) and "Blue Bloods" (5.231 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.353 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up encores of "MasterChef" (1.363 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "Beat Shazam" (1.343 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

And finally, the season premiere of "Masters of Illusion" (1.082 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11), a new "Masters of Illusion" (1.012 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and a repeat "Riverdale" (0.515 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) rounded out the night on The CW (0.781 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-20.00% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Masters of Illusion - 8:00 (vs. Masters of Illusion (Repeat))
0.00% - Masters of Illusion - 8:30 (vs. Masters of Illusion (Repeat))
-11.11% - 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," 2.3/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/1/16):

NBC (4.412 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the demo champ on Friday with its coverage of the "U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming" (4.636 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1), "U.S. Olympic Trials: Track & Field" (4.734 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) and a repeat "Dateline NBC" (3.867 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

The silver then went home with ABC (4.070 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) and its trio of "Shark Tank" (3.918 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (3.711 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "20/20" (4.582 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3).

Next up was CBS (4.759 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its repeat lineup of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (4.567 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.516 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (5.194 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.200 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up encores of "Home Free" (1.155 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "MasterChef" (1.245 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "Masters of Illusion" (1.245 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12), another "Masters of Illusion" (1.180 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.378 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) on The CW (1.295 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-10.00% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - U.S. Olympic Trials: Track & Field (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
+42.86% - U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
+28.57% - 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," 2.2/6 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5.3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," averaged a 1.0/3 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.1/4 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 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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