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[02/15/20 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, FOX Split 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 (2/14/20):

CBS (6.715 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) and FOX (2.482 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) split the demo crown on Friday as the latter served up another edition of "WWE SmackDown" (2.482 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1).

The Eye then offered up originals from "MacGyver" (5.810 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1), "Hawaii Five-0" (6.883 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) and "Blue Bloods" (7.453 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1).

Next up was NBC (3.929 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with its duo of "Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector" (3.449 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "Dateline NBC" (4.169 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.487 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) opted for a rebroadcast of "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown" (2.736 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #6) plus "20/20" (2.363 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

And finally, second runs of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.942 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.651 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.609 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9) on The CW (0.786 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Blue Bloods (vs. 1/31/20)
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - MacGyver
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector
-12.50% - WWE SmackDown
-33.33% - 20/20 (vs. 1/31/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - MacGyver
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. The Blacklist/Dateline NBC)
-12.50% - Blue Bloods
-12.50% - Hawaii Five-0
-12.50% - WWE SmackDown (vs. Various)
-20.00% - Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (vs. Blindspot)
-42.86% - 20/20


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/15/19):

CBS (7.521 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) was the top draw on a competitive Friday with its mix of "MacGyver" (6.420 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Hawaii Five-0" (7.272 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (8.870 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

FOX (4.483 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) then shared in the demo honors thanks to new episodes of "Last Man Standing" (6.123 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and a second "Last Man Standing" (5.628 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) followed by the premiere of "Proven Innocent" (3.090 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

Next up was ABC (3.606 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its lineup of "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.138 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Speechless" (2.354 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and a two-hour "20/20" (4.036 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.173 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its trio of "Blindspot" (2.924 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "The Blacklist" (3.587 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "Dateline NBC" (3.008 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

And finally, The CW (0.826 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.909 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.797 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.799 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Dateline NBC
+14.29% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. 2/1/19)
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. 2/1/19)
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 2/1/19)
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - Blindspot
0.00% - Speechless (vs. 2/1/19)
-12.50% - MacGyver (vs. 2/1/19)
-12.50% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+266.67% - Last Man Standing - 8:00 (vs. The X-Files (Repeat))
+233.33% - Last Man Standing - 8:30 (vs. The X-Files (Repeat))
+100.00% - Blue Bloods (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
+66.67% - Proven Innocent (vs. The X-Files (Repeat))
+16.67% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. A Bug's Life (Repeat))
+16.67% - 20/20 (vs. A Bug's Life (Repeat)/20/20)
-16.67% - Speechless (vs. A Bug's Life (Repeat))
-20.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)
-30.00% - MacGyver (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)
-84.62% - Dateline NBC (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)
-84.62% - The Blacklist (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)
-87.18% - Blindspot (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," 2.9/8; 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," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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," 1.0/3 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," 0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2 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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