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[12/09/17 - 08:28 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dramas Rise in Latest 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 (12/8/17):

CBS (8.465 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the network to beat on Friday with originals from "MacGyver" (7.147 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.931 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and "Blue Bloods" (9.319 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2).

NBC (4.452 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the silver draw with new episodes from "Blindspot" (3.513 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6) and "Dateline NBC" (4.922 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

Next up was FOX (2.083 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with fresh installments of "Hell's Kitchen" (2.981 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) and "The Exorcist" (1.184 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.259 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up originals from "Once Upon a Time" (2.485 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (1.932 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "20/20" (2.359 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, the fall finales of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.655 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.638 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) on The CW (0.647 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. 11/17/17)
+22.22% - Hawaii Five-0
+14.29% - Hell's Kitchen
+12.50% - MacGyver
+11.11% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Blindspot
0.00% - Once Upon a Time (vs. 11/17/17)
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - The Exorcist
0.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (vs. 11/17/17)
-16.67% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
+16.67% - Blindspot (vs. Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon)
-8.33% - Hawaii Five-0
-10.00% - MacGyver
-16.67% - Blue Bloods
-18.18% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - Hell's Kitchen
-33.33% - The Exorcist
-37.50% - 20/20
-47.37% - Once Upon a Time (vs. Last Man Standing/Dr. Ken)
-50.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (vs. The Vampire Diaries)
-50.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (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," 2.4/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/3 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," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 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 0.2/2 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," 1.4/4 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.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/9/16):

CBS (8.955 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) claimed the top spot on Friday with its mix of "MacGyver" (7.463 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "Hawaii Five-0" (9.325 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) and "Blue Bloods" (10.079 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1).

NBC (4.796 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a close second with originals from "Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon" (3.227 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "Dateline NBC" (5.581 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3).

Next up was ABC (4.764 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with its combination of "Last Man Standing" (6.505 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Dr. Ken" (4.476 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Shark Tank" (4.872 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "20/20" (3.931 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.495 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up new episodes from "Hell's Kitchen" (3.273 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "The Exorcist" (1.717 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

And finally, the fall finales of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.050 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.585 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) closed out the night on The CW (0.817 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Blue Bloods (vs. 11/18/16)
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. 11/18/16)
0.00% - The Vampire Diaries
-7.69% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. 11/18/16)
-8.33% - Dateline NBC
-9.09% - MacGyver (vs. 11/18/16)
-11.11% - Dr. Ken
-14.29% - Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
-14.29% - The Exorcist (vs. 11/18/16)
-16.67% - Shark Tank
-27.27% - 20/20
-33.33% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Vampire Diaries (vs. The 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade)
+22.22% - Dateline NBC (vs. Grimm/Dateline NBC)
+20.00% - Hawaii Five-0
+9.09% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - MacGyver (vs. The Amazing Race)
-7.69% - Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (vs. Undateable/Truth Be Told)
-11.11% - 20/20
-14.29% - The Exorcist (vs. World's Funniest)
-15.38% - Last Man Standing
-16.67% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-27.27% - Dr. Ken
-28.57% - Shark Tank
-33.33% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (vs. The 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade)

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," 1.7/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· 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," 1.5/5 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," 0.5/3 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 0.9/4 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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