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[09/02/17 - 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 (9/1/17):

NBC (4.023 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) was the top adults 18-49 draw on Friday with its telecast of "Diana, 7 Days" (3.939 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and a repeat "Dateline NBC" (4.191 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1).

ABC (3.129 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then was a close second with its mix of "Shark Tank" (3.471 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (3.141 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) and "20/20" (2.774 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

Next up was CBS (4.374 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and its repeat trio of "MacGyver" (3.741 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.355 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Blue Bloods" (5.028 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

FOX (1.544 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), meanwhile, likewise opted for encores of "MasterChef" (1.697 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Beat Shazam" (1.391 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "Masters of Illusion" (1.138 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11), another "Masters of Illusion" (1.014 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.078 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) on The CW (1.077 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-25.00% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Diana, 7 Days (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
-14.29% - 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," 1.9/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 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," 1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3 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," 0.2/2 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/2/16):

ABC (3.813 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was the demo champ on a low key Friday with its mix of "Shark Tank" (3.902 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (3.582 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) and "20/20" (3.955 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2).

NBC (3.424 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was a close second with repeats of "America's Got Talent" (3.258 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Dateline NBC" (3.758 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2).

Next up was CBS (5.066 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and its trio of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (4.750 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Hawaii Five-0" (5.113 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (5.335 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.844 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) served up an encore of "MasterChef" (1.844 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

And finally, repeats of "Masters of Illusion" (1.070 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11), another "Masters of Illusion" (1.063 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and a new "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.444 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10) closed out the night on The CW (1.255 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-11.11% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
-22.22% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))
0.00% - 20/20
-20.00% - Primetime: What Would You Do?

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," 2.5/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/4; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4; "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 1.2/4 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" (1.3/4 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).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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