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[05/16/20 - 08:24 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Shark Tank" Goes Out on Top for ABC
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 (5/15/20):

ABC (3.977 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was the top draw on Friday thanks to the season finale of "Shark Tank" (4.561 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) plus a new "20/20" (3.685 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2).

A close second was NBC (3.703 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) with the season finale of "The Blacklist" (4.083 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and "Dateline NBC" (3.513 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

Next up was FOX (2.042 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) with "WWE SmackDown" (2.042 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.438 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up its specials "The Greatest #StayAtHome Videos" (4.490 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and "Bravery and Hope: 7 Days on the Front Line" (2.425 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) plus a repeat "Blue Bloods" (3.400 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3).

And finally, The CW (0.684 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the evening with the return of "Masters of Illusion" (0.803 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9), a second "Masters of Illusion" (0.607 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9) and a rebroadcast of "Masters of Illusion 21st Anniversary Special" (0.663 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Shark Tank
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - WWE SmackDown
-16.67% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - Shark Tank (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
+50.00% - 20/20
+25.00% - WWE SmackDown (vs. Various)
0.00% - The Greatest #StayAtHome Videos (vs. Meghan and Harry Plus One)
-16.67% - The Blacklist
-16.67% - Dateline NBC
-25.00% - Bravery and Hope: 7 Days on the Front Line (vs. No Exit!)
-50.00% - Masters of Illusion - 8:00 (vs. Dynasty)
-50.00% - Masters of Illusion - 8:30 (vs. Dynasty)


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/17/19):

NBC (4.168 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was the demo champ on Friday thanks to the season finale of "The Blacklist" (4.445 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (4.029 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1).

CBS (4.446 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) then was the most-watched network with its mix of "Meghan and Harry Plus One" (4.997 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), "No Exit!" (3.356 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and the season finale of "Hawaii Five-0" (4.984 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

Next up was ABC (2.408 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) with a new "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.243 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and two-hour "20/20" (2.491 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.538 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) served up encores of "MasterChef Junior" (1.577 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #9) and "MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown, Part One" (1.499 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

And finally, The CW (0.899 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with a new "Dynasty" (0.957 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.918 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.762 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Dynasty
+20.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
-20.00% - 20/20
-28.57% - Hawaii Five-0

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Blue Bloods (Repeat))
-16.67% - Meghan and Harry Plus One (vs. Undercover Boss)
-20.00% - 20/20 (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD/20/20)
-20.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Once Upon a Time)
-25.00% - Dateline NBC
-33.33% - Dynasty (vs. Harry and Meghan: A Love Story)
-42.86% - No Exit! (vs. Hawaii Five-0)

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," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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," 1.0/4 with an encore in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4 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," 0.1/1 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 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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