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[12/02/17 - 08:52 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dramas Hold Off Competition
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 (12/1/17):

CBS (8.014 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) edged out the competition on Friday with its trio of "MacGyver" (6.672 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.582 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) and "Blue Bloods" (8.787 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1).

NBC (4.402 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a close second with "Blindspot" (3.343 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "Dateline NBC" (4.932 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1).

Next up was ABC (2.711 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with the return of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.827 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), a second "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.263 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8) and "20/20" (3.045 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.026 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up originals from "Hell's Kitchen" (2.826 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "The Exorcist" (1.227 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

And finally, The CW (1.230 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with its specials "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" (1.349 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and "Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic" (1.112 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Blindspot (vs. 11/17/17)
0.00% - Blue Bloods (vs. 11/17/17)
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. 11/17/17)
0.00% - The Exorcist (vs. 11/17/17)
-10.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. 11/17/17)
-11.11% - MacGyver (vs. 11/17/17)
-16.67% - 20/20
-22.22% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. 11/17/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
+28.57% - Blue Bloods (vs. Blue Bloods (Repeat))
0.00% - Blindspot (vs. Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon)
-11.11% - MacGyver (vs. I Love Lucy Christmas Special)
-25.00% - Dateline NBC
-30.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - 8:00 (vs. Last Man Standing/Dr. Ken)
-33.33% - Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic (vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
-50.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - 9:00 (vs. Shark Tank)
-53.33% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. CFB on FOX)
-54.55% - 20/20
-73.33% - The Exorcist (vs. CFB on FOX)

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," 2.9/7; 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," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.3/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/4 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," 0.2/2 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 (12/2/16):

FOX (4.901 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) got a demo boost on Friday with its special presentation of "CFB on FOX" (4.901 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1).

ABC (5.663 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "Last Man Standing" (6.319 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "Dr. Ken" (4.541 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Shark Tank" (5.177 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "20/20" (6.383 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

Next up was NBC (5.296 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its duo of "Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon" (3.698 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "Dateline NBC" (6.095 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.264 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) opted for repeats of "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" (6.697 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Hawaii Five-0" (5.785 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10) and "Blue Bloods" (6.309 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

And finally on The CW (0.877 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5), new episodes of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.109 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.646 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+83.33% - 20/20
+50.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (vs. 11/18/16)
+33.33% - The Vampire Diaries (vs. 11/18/16)
+9.09% - Dateline NBC (vs. 11/18/16)
0.00% - Shark Tank (vs. 11/18/16)
0.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. 11/18/16)
0.00% - Dr. Ken (vs. 11/18/16)
0.00% - Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (vs. 11/18/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+87.50% - CFB on FOX (vs. MasterChef Junior/World's Funniest)
+41.18% - Dateline NBC (vs. Grimm/Dateline NBC)
+33.33% - The Vampire Diaries (vs. Reign)
0.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (vs. America's Next Top Model)
0.00% - Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (vs. Undateable/Truth Be Told)
-8.33% - 20/20
-15.38% - Last Man Standing
-25.00% - Dr. Ken
-25.00% - 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," 2.9/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.3/6; 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," 0.4/2; 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 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.4/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4 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," 0.3/2 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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