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[06/13/20 - 08:34 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Pushes FOX in Front
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/12/20):

FOX (2.016 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) pulled into the top demo spot on Friday thanks to "WWE SmackDown" (2.016 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1).

CBS (3.943 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) was the most-watched network with its repeat mix of "MacGyver" (3.840 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2), "Magnum P.I." (4.051 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) and "Blue Bloods" (3.939 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

Next up was ABC (3.090 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) with second runs of "Shark Tank" (3.028 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) and "20/20" (3.121 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2).

NBC (2.176 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) likewise opted for repeats of "World of Dance" (2.063 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8), "The Wall" (1.974 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) and "Dateline NBC" (2.493 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2).

And finally, a new "Masters of Illusion" (0.777 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10) led into repeats of "Masters of Illusion" (0.619 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.616 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.662 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10) on The CW (0.668 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - WWE SmackDown
0.00% - Masters of Illusion

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - WWE SmackDown (vs. U.S. Open Championship: Second Round)
-50.00% - Masters of Illusion


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/14/19):

NBC (2.952 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was the adults 18-49 champ on Friday with an encore of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.678 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) and a new "Dateline NBC" (3.499 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1).

ABC (3.177 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then was a close second with originals from "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.220 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "20/20" (3.656 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1).

Next up was FOX (2.291 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with its primetime coverage of the "U.S. Open Championship: Second Round" (2.291 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.561 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up a new "Whistleblower" (3.345 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) alongside repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (3.246 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and "Blue Bloods" (4.093 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6).

And finally, The CW (1.009 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with "Masters of Illusion" (1.108 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9), a repeat "Masters of Illusion" (1.132 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9), "The Big Stage" (0.971 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9) and a repeat "The Big Stage" (0.826 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Big Stage
0.00% - 20/20 (vs. 5/31/19)
0.00% - Masters of Illusion
-14.29% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. 5/31/19)
-25.00% - Whistleblower

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - U.S. Open Championship: Second Round (vs. The Four: Battle for Stardom (Repeats))
+9.09% - 20/20 (vs. What Would You Do?/20/20)
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Quantico)
-33.33% - The Big Stage (vs. Life Sentence)
-33.33% - Masters of Illusion (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeat))
-57.14% - Whistleblower (vs. Undercover Boss)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4 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," 0.2/2 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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