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[11/02/19 - 08:31 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Returns on Top in 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/1/19):

FOX (2.543 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) held onto the demo crown on Friday with the return of "WWE SmackDown" (2.543 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1).

CBS (6.966 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then was the number two draw with its trio of "Hawaii Five-0" (6.911 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2), "Magnum P.I." (6.398 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "Blue Bloods" (7.590 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Sharing the silver was NBC (3.656 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with fresh installments from "The Blacklist" (3.903 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "Dateline NBC" (3.533 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.163 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up new episodes of "American Housewife" (3.783 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2), "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.528 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "20/20" (3.166 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

And finally, originals from "Charmed" (0.690 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) and "Dynasty" (0.364 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #11) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.527 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Dateline NBC
+20.00% - The Blacklist
+16.67% - American Housewife
+14.29% - WWE SmackDown (vs. 10/18/19)
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Magnum P.I.
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - Charmed
0.00% - Dynasty
-16.67% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
+33.33% - Dateline NBC (vs. Midnight, Texas/Dateline NBC)
+16.67% - American Housewife (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
+11.11% - 20/20 (vs. Child Support/20/20 (Repeat))
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Speechless)
0.00% - Charmed (vs. Dynasty)
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
-11.11% - WWE SmackDown (vs. Various)
-12.50% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. MacGyver)
-25.00% - Blue Bloods
-33.33% - 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/2/18):

FOX (3.870 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) edged out the demo competition on Friday with new episodes from "Last Man Standing" (6.026 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1), "The Cool Kids" (4.230 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and "Hell's Kitchen" (2.613 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6).

CBS (7.486 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a close second with its mainstays "MacGyver" (6.090 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Hawaii Five-0" (7.794 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and "Blue Bloods" (8.574 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

Next up was ABC (2.516 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with originals from "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.953 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7), "Speechless" (2.502 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "Child Support" (2.284 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) plus a repeat "20/20" (2.536 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.419 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up its mix of "Blindspot" (2.429 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Midnight, Texas" (1.958 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "Dateline NBC" (2.869 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

And finally, The CW (0.535 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the evening with new episodes of "Dynasty" (0.598 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.472 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - MacGyver
+28.57% - Hawaii Five-0
+14.29% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - The Cool Kids
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Speechless
0.00% - Child Support
0.00% - Blindspot
0.00% - Midnight, Texas
0.00% - Dynasty
0.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
-8.33% - Last Man Standing

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. The Exorcist)
+37.50% - 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% - MacGyver
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Speechless (vs. Once Upon a Time)
0.00% - Child Support (vs. Marvel's Inhumans)
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
-11.11% - Blue Bloods
-42.86% - Blindspot
-50.00% - Dateline NBC
-50.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (vs. Jane the Virgin)
-60.00% - Midnight, Texas (vs. Dateline NBC)

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," 2.7/7; 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," 0.4/2 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 0.2/2 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 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 0.6/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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