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[12/16/17 - 08:26 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/15/17):

CBS (7.682 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) edged out the competition on Friday with new episodes from "MacGyver" (6.908 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.468 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) and a second "Hawaii Five-0" (7.672 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2).

NBC (4.218 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a close second with originals from "Blindspot" (3.292 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6) and "Dateline NBC" (4.681 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2).

Next up was FOX (2.194 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with a new "Hell's Kitchen" (3.065 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) followed by the season finale of "The Exorcist" (1.324 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.164 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up the fall finale of "Once Upon a Time" (2.342 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) alongside new episodes from "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (1.837 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "20/20" (2.315 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, "The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade" (1.510 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) rounded out the night on The CW (1.510 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - Blindspot
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - The Exorcist
-9.09% - Hawaii Five-0
-11.11% - MacGyver

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0 - 10:00 (vs. Blue Bloods (Repeat))
0.00% - The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade
-9.09% - Hawaii Five-0 - 9:00
-10.00% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - Hell's Kitchen
-20.00% - MacGyver
-22.22% - Blindspot (vs. Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon)
-33.33% - The Exorcist
-37.50% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
-50.00% - 20/20
-52.38% - Once Upon a Time (vs. Last Man Standing/Dr. Ken)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.0/7; 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," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 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 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.3/4 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," 0.3/2 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 (12/16/16):

CBS (8.342 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) took home top honors on Friday with its mix of "MacGyver" (7.771 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3), "Hawaii Five-0" (9.333 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) and a repeat "Blue Bloods" (7.924 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

NBC (4.754 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) then shared in the demo crown with new episodes from "Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon" (3.948 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "Dateline NBC" (5.157 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3).

Next up was ABC (4.922 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its combination of "Last Man Standing" (6.803 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1), "Dr. Ken" (4.586 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), a repeat "Shark Tank" (3.929 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10) and "20/20" (5.142 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.561 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up the Thursday-bound "Hell's Kitchen" (3.277 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and the season finale of "The Exorcist" (1.844 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11).

And finally, The CW (1.434 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with "The 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade" (1.434 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
+25.00% - 20/20
+12.50% - Dr. Ken
+9.09% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - MacGyver
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - The Exorcist
-8.33% - Hawaii Five-0
-9.09% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+83.33% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Home for the Holidays)
+80.00% - Dr. Ken (vs. Yes, Virginia (Repeat))
+71.43% - Last Man Standing (vs. Last Man Standing (Repeat))
+42.86% - 20/20
+28.57% - Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
+5.26% - MacGyver (vs. Frosty the Snowman/Frosty Returns (Repeats))
0.00% - The Exorcist (vs. World's Funniest)
-9.09% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-9.09% - Dateline NBC
-25.00% - The 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (vs. Various (Repeats))

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," 3.0/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; 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," 1.6/5 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," 0.5/3 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 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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