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[10/19/19 - 08:32 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "WWE SmackDown" Hold Onto 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/18/19):

FOX (2.441 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) held onto the demo crown on Friday with another installment of "WWE SmackDown" (2.441 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1).

CBS (6.441 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then was a close second with its trio of "Hawaii Five-0" (6.214 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2), "Magnum P.I." (5.778 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (7.331 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2).

Next up was NBC (3.281 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with new episodes of "The Blacklist" (3.509 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "Dateline NBC" (3.167 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.772 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) offered up originals from "American Housewife" (3.323 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2), "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.474 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "20/20" (2.709 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

And finally, The CW (0.622 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) offered up new episodes of "Charmed" (0.764 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) and "Dynasty" (0.480 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Fresh Off the Boat
+20.00% - American Housewife
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Charmed
0.00% - Dynasty
-14.29% - Hawaii Five-0
-14.29% - Blue Bloods
-16.67% - Magnum P.I.
-16.67% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - The Blacklist
-30.00% - WWE SmackDown

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Speechless)
0.00% - American Housewife (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
0.00% - Charmed (vs. Dynasty)
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
0.00% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
-11.11% - 20/20 (vs. Child Support/20/20)
-14.29% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. MacGyver)
-16.67% - Dateline NBC
-22.22% - WWE SmackDown (vs. Various)
-25.00% - Blue Bloods
-37.50% - Magnum P.I. (vs. Hawaii Five-0)

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

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Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/19/18):

FOX (4.010 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) edged out another demo victory on Friday thanks to new episodes of "Last Man Standing" (6.201 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1), "The Cool Kids" (4.575 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) and "Hell's Kitchen" (2.632 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

CBS (7.256 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a close second with its trio of "MacGyver" (6.094 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Hawaii Five-0" (7.331 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (8.343 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

Next up was NBC (3.357 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with fresh installments from "Blindspot" (2.546 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "Dateline NBC" (3.762 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.505 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up originals from "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.022 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Speechless" (2.427 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Child Support" (1.939 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "20/20" (2.852 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

And finally, new episodes from "Dynasty" (0.653 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.420 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.536 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Speechless
0.00% - Child Support
0.00% - Dynasty
0.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
-10.00% - The Cool Kids
-12.50% - MacGyver
-12.50% - Hell's Kitchen
-14.29% - Last Man Standing
-14.29% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - Blindspot

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. The Exorcist)
+50.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
+20.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Once Upon a Time)
+12.50% - The Cool Kids (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Speechless (vs. Once Upon a Time)
0.00% - Child Support (vs. Marvel's Inhumans)
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
0.00% - Blindspot (vs. Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (Repeat))
-11.11% - Blue Bloods
-12.50% - MacGyver
-14.29% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - Hawaii Five-0
-50.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (vs. Jane the Virgin)

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," 1.5/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4 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 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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," 1.0/3 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," 0.2/1 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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