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[09/29/18 - 08:36 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos with "Last Man Standing," "Cool Kids"
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/28/18):

FOX (5.260 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) took home top adults 18-49 honors with its debut lineup of "Last Man Standing" (8.013 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), "The Cool Kids" (6.787 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and "Hell's Kitchen" (3.120 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

CBS (7.301 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then had to settle for second place with the return of "MacGyver" (5.804 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Hawaii Five-0" (7.416 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (8.686 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

Next up was NBC (3.616 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with encores of "Manifest" (3.707 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and "New Amsterdam" (3.276 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) plus a new "Dateline NBC" (3.868 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.191 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) opted for the two-hour special "Truth and Lies: Jonestown, Paradise Lost" (3.060 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9) plus a new "20/20" (3.455 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

And finally, a new "Masters of Illusion" (1.151 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and repeats of "Masters of Illusion" (1.101 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.142 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) rounded out the evening over on The CW (1.134 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Masters of Illusion
-12.50% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
+87.50% - The Cool Kids (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
+80.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. The Exorcist)
+16.67% - 20/20
0.00% - Masters of Illusion (vs. Masters of Illusion (Repeat))
-10.00% - Hawaii Five-0
-12.50% - MacGyver
-18.18% - Blue Bloods
-22.22% - Dateline NBC
-29.41% - Truth and Lies: Jonestown, Paradise Lost (vs. Marvel's Inhumans)

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," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; 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," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3 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 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/4 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," 0.3/3 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 0.6/3 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 (9/29/17):

CBS (8.320 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) opened the Friday season on top with the season premieres of "MacGyver" (6.637 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.485 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) and "Blue Bloods" (9.840 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1).

ABC (3.504 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then claimed the silver with the debut of "Marvel's Inhumans" (3.942 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), a second "Marvel's Inhumans" (3.628 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and "20/20" (2.944 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8).

Next up was NBC (4.367 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) with an encore of "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders" (2.966 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) alongside a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.068 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.337 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) served up the season openers to "Hell's Kitchen" (2.982 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and "The Exorcist" (1.691 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.958 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) opted for a repeat marathon of "Masters of Illusion" (0.977 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11), another "Masters of Illusion" (1.001 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11), yet another "Masters of Illusion" (0.912 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and even more "Masters of Illusion" (0.943 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Dateline NBC
-14.29% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Marvel's Inhumans - 8:00 (vs. Last Man Standing/Dr. Ken)
-10.00% - Dateline NBC
-15.38% - Blue Bloods
-20.00% - Hell's Kitchen
-23.08% - Hawaii Five-0
-27.27% - Marvel's Inhumans - 9:00 (vs. Shark Tank)
-28.57% - The Exorcist
-33.33% - 20/20
-42.86% - MacGyver

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," 2.0/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; 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," 0.5/3 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," 1.2/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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