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[05/11/19 - 08:20 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos with Dramas
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/10/19):

CBS (6.829 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) claimed the top spot on Friday with the season finale of "MacGyver" (5.427 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), a new "Hawaii Five-0" (6.640 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and the season finale of "Blue Bloods" (8.421 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1).

NBC (3.686 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then was the number two draw with originals from "The Blacklist" (3.949 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "Dateline NBC" (3.555 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Sharing the silver was FOX (2.895 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with the finale lineup of "Last Man Standing" (4.674 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1), "The Cool Kids" (3.425 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "Proven Innocent" (1.739 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.566 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up the return of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.344 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and a new two-hour "20/20" (2.678 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, a new "Dynasty" (0.454 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T11) and repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.521 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T11) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.547 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T11) rounded out the night on The CW (0.494 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - MacGyver
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - The Cool Kids
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Proven Innocent
0.00% - Dynasty
-16.67% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Last Man Standing (vs. Meghan Markle: An American Princess)
+20.00% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - MacGyver (vs. Undercover Boss)
0.00% - The Cool Kids (vs. Meghan Markle: An American Princess)
0.00% - 20/20 (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD/20/20)
0.00% - Dynasty
-12.50% - Hawaii Five-0
-20.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Once Upon a Time)
-28.57% - Dateline NBC
-33.33% - Proven Innocent (vs. Meghan Markle: An American Princess)

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," 1.7/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/6; 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," 0.4/2; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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," 1.0/3 with an encore in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4 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," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/11/18):

CBS (6.944 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) took home top honors on Friday thanks to the return of "Undercover Boss" (5.038 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), a new "Hawaii Five-0" (7.049 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) and the season finale of "Blue Bloods" (8.744 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1).

NBC (3.705 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then was the silver draw with originals from "Blindspot" (2.791 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Dateline NBC" (4.161 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3).

Next up was FOX (3.660 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and its special "Meghan Markle: An American Princess" (3.660 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.234 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Once Upon a Time" (2.314 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (1.938 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "20/20" (2.450 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

And finally, the season finale of "Dynasty" (0.578 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10) and a new "Life Sentence" (0.376 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10) on The CW (0.477 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - 20/20
+25.00% - Once Upon a Time
+25.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
+14.29% - Blue Bloods
+14.29% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Blindspot
-50.00% - Dynasty
-50.00% - Life Sentence

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Meghan Markle: An American Princess (vs. Lucifer/Lethal Weapon (Repeats))
+33.33% - Blue Bloods (vs. 48 Hours: NCIS)
0.00% - Once Upon a Time (vs. The Toy Box)
-12.50% - Dateline NBC
-16.67% - 20/20
-20.00% - Hawaii Five-0
-28.57% - Blindspot (vs. First Dates)
-33.33% - Undercover Boss
-37.50% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Shark Tank)
-66.67% - Life Sentence (vs. Reign)
-75.00% - Dynasty (vs. The Originals)

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," 2.0/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; 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," 0.4/2 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 0.3/2 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," 0.4/3 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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