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[05/25/19 - 08:14 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS, FOX & NBC All Share Demo Crown
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 (5/24/19):

CBS (4.461 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) was the top draw on Friday with the return of "Whistleblower" (4.009 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) followed by repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (4.330 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and "Blue Bloods" (5.045 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2).

NBC (3.492 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with originals from "Blindspot" (3.012 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "Dateline NBC" (3.732 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1).

Next up was ABC (2.630 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) with fresh installments of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.369 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and "20/20" (2.761 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.707 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) served up encores of "Beat Shazam" (1.872 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and "MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown, Part Two" (1.541 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

And finally, the season finale of "Dynasty" (0.612 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12) plus repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.609 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.608 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) on The CW (0.610 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% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Blindspot (vs. 4/19/19)
-50.00% - Dynasty

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Quantico)
+14.29% - Blindspot (vs. Champions)
0.00% - 20/20 (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat)/20/20)
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Whistleblower (vs. Undercover Boss)
-50.00% - Dynasty (vs. My Last Days)

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

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/25/18):

CBS (3.918 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) was the most-watched network on Friday thanks to a new "Undercover Boss" (3.379 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (3.869 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "Blue Bloods" (4.505 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

NBC (3.313 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) then was the silver draw with a new "Champions" (2.277 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4), the season finale of "Champions" (1.643 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #9) and a repeat "Dateline NBC" (3.989 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1).

Next up was ABC (2.587 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) and its mix of the relocated "Quantico" (2.670 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4), a repeat "Shark Tank" (2.148 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "20/20" (2.945 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.662 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) offered up the debut of "Phenoms" (0.813 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and a second "Phenoms" (0.511 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10).

And finally, the return of "My Last Days" (0.546 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and a new "Life Sentence" (0.381 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.464 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Champions - 8:00 (vs. 5/3/18)
-16.67% - Undercover Boss
-20.00% - Quantico (vs. 5/10/18)
-25.00% - Champions - 8:30 (vs. 5/3/18)
-50.00% - Life Sentence

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Undercover Boss (vs. MacGyver (Repeat))
-33.33% - My Last Days (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))
-42.86% - Champions - 8:00 (vs. First Dates)
-42.86% - Quantico (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
-57.14% - Champions - 8:30 (vs. First Dates)
-66.67% - Phenoms - 8:00 (vs. Beat Shazam (Repeat))
-66.67% - Phenoms - 9:00 (vs. Love Connection (Repeat))
-75.00% - Life Sentence (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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