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[03/07/20 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX Share Adults 18-49 Honors
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 (3/6/20):

ABC (4.354 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) shared in the demo honors with new episodes from "Shark Tank" (4.372 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) and "20/20" (4.345 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2).

FOX (2.453 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) likewise led the adults 18-49 race with "WWE SmackDown" (2.453 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2).

Next up was CBS (6.618 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its trio of "MacGyver" (5.646 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "Hawaii Five-0" (6.905 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "Blue Bloods" (7.304 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.743 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up new episodes of "Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector" (3.709 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8) and "Dateline NBC" (3.760 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

And finally, The CW (0.711 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) opted for repeats of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.843 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #9), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.543 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.614 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10) to round out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector
+20.00% - Dateline NBC
+16.67% - 20/20
+14.29% - Shark Tank
0.00% - MacGyver
-12.50% - WWE SmackDown
-14.29% - Blue Bloods (vs. 2/14/20)
-14.29% - Hawaii Five-0

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - Shark Tank (vs. Fresh Off the Boat/Speechless)
+16.67% - 20/20
+16.67% - WWE SmackDown (vs. Various)
+9.09% - Dateline NBC (vs. The Blacklist/Dateline NBC)
0.00% - Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (vs. Blindspot)
-33.33% - Blue Bloods
-33.33% - Hawaii Five-0
-50.00% - MacGyver (vs. CBS News Special: The Gayle King Interview with R. Kelly)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/8/19):

CBS (7.359 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the top draw on Friday with its mix of its "CBS News Special: The Gayle King Interview with R. Kelly" (6.600 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1), "Hawaii Five-0" (7.237 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (8.240 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

ABC (3.573 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then was the number two draw with originals from "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.087 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Speechless" (2.238 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "20/20" (4.028 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Next up was FOX (3.270 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and its lineup of "Last Man Standing" (5.398 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2), "The Cool Kids" (3.892 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) and "Proven Innocent" (1.896 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.403 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up new episodes of "Blindspot" (3.146 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "The Blacklist" (3.813 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Dateline NBC" (3.250 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

And finally, The CW (0.916 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.950 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.901 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.906 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Blue Bloods (vs. 2/15/19)
+12.50% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. 2/22/19)
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - The Cool Kids
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - Blindspot (vs. 2/15/19)
0.00% - Speechless
-16.67% - The Blacklist (vs. 2/22/19)
-20.00% - Proven Innocent
-25.00% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - CBS News Special: The Gayle King Interview with R. Kelly (vs. MacGyver)
+20.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. NBC News Special: Confronting Putin)
+20.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Once Upon a Time)
+11.11% - Last Man Standing (vs. MasterChef Junior)
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - The Blacklist (vs. Taken)
0.00% - 20/20 (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD/20/20)
-10.00% - Blue Bloods
-16.67% - Blindspot
-20.00% - Speechless (vs. Once Upon a Time)
-20.00% - Proven Innocent (vs. 9-1-1 (Repeat))
-22.22% - The Cool Kids (vs. MasterChef Junior)

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," 1.4/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.9/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.3/2 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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," 0.9/3 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," 0.2/2 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 0.6/2 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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