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[02/23/19 - 08:28 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dramas Top Viewers, Demos
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/22/19):

CBS (6.863 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was the top draw on Friday with its mix of "MacGyver" (6.570 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2), "Hawaii Five-0" (7.068 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and a second "Hawaii Five-0" (6.952 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2).

NBC (3.805 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then was the number two network with its combination of "The Blacklist" (4.340 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), another "The Blacklist" (3.988 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Dateline NBC" (3.087 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

Next up was ABC (3.419 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and its trio of "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.083 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Speechless" (2.277 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and "20/20" (3.788 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.348 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) offered up originals from "Last Man Standing" (5.383 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1), "The Cool Kids" (3.839 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "Proven Innocent" (2.085 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

And finally, The CW (0.887 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.023 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.958 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.784 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - MacGyver
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - Speechless
-9.09% - Last Man Standing
-14.29% - Fresh Off the Boat
-16.67% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - Proven Innocent
-22.22% - The Cool Kids (vs. 2/1/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. Showtime at the Apollo (Repeat))
+100.00% - Hawaii Five-0 - 10:00 (vs. Blue Bloods (Repeat))
+40.00% - The Cool Kids (vs. Showtime at the Apollo (Repeat))
+27.27% - 20/20 (vs. Wreck-It Ralph (Repeat)/20/20)
+20.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Wreck-It Ralph (Repeat))
0.00% - Speechless (vs. Wreck-It Ralph (Repeat))
-20.00% - Hawaii Five-0 - 9:00 (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)
-20.00% - Proven Innocent (vs. Showtime at the Apollo (Repeat))
-27.27% - MacGyver (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)
-76.92% - The Blacklist - 9:00 (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)
-76.92% - The Blacklist - 8:00 (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)
-80.77% - Dateline NBC (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)

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," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 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 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 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 nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/23/18):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live events, Fast Nationals for NBC are approximate.]

NBC (12.054 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) entered the final weeks of its "2018 Winter Olympics" (12.054 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) coverage on top.

CBS (4.488 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the silver draw with its mix of "Celebrity Big Brother" (4.823 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), another hour of "Celebrity Big Brother" (4.369 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and a repeat "Blue Bloods" (4.271 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #7).

Next up was ABC (2.427 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with the feature "Wreck-It Ralph" (1.970 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and a new "20/20" (3.342 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.079 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up a rebroadcast of "Showtime at the Apollo" (2.079 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

And finally, encores of "The 3rd Annual Howie Mandel Stand-Up Gala" (0.778 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T8) and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.559 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T8) on The CW (0.723 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Celebrity Big Brother - 8:00
0.00% - Celebrity Big Brother - 9:00
0.00% - 20/20
-33.33% - 2018 Winter Olympics

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Celebrity Big Brother - 8:00 (vs. MacGyver)
-9.09% - Celebrity Big Brother - 9:00 (vs. Hawaii Five-0)
-27.78% - 2018 Winter Olympics (vs. 2/21/14)
-40.00% - 20/20

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

Late-night metered market ratings will return following NBC's Olympics coverage.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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