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[11/07/20 - 08:38 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "WWE SmackDown" Top Adults 18-49
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/6/20):

FOX (2.209 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) held onto the demo honors on Friday with its weekly telecast of "WWE SmackDown" (2.209 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1).

NBC (2.552 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) was a close second with the season finale of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.820 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) followed by "NBC News: Decision 2020: Election Special" (2.016 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Next up was ABC (2.764 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with a two-hour special "Your Voice/Your Vote: Election 2020" (3.045 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) alongside a new "Shark Tank" (2.202 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6).

Meanwhile, CBS (2.591 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up its mix of "The Greatest #AtHome Videos" (3.113 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4), a repeat "Magnum P.I." (2.475 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and "CBS News 2020: America Decides" (2.184 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #8).

And finally, The CW (0.559 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with repeats of "Masters of Illusion" (0.565 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9), another "Masters of Illusion" (0.425 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9), a new "World's Funniest Animals" (0.624 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9) and a repeat "World's Funniest Animals" (0.621 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - WWE SmackDown
0.00% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. 10/28/20)
0.00% - The Greatest #AtHome Videos
0.00% - World's Funniest Animals
-50.00% - Shark Tank

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Your Voice/Your Vote: Election 2020 (vs. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series/20/20)
0.00% - World's Funniest Animals (vs. Dynasty)
-9.09% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. The Blacklist/Dateline NBC)
-20.00% - NBC News: Decision 2020: Election Special (vs. Dateline NBC)
-25.00% - WWE SmackDown
-40.00% - Shark Tank (vs. 20/20)
-42.86% - The Greatest #AtHome Videos (vs. Hawaii Five-0)
-66.67% - CBS News 2020: America Decides (vs. Blue Bloods)


Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/8/19):

FOX (2.618 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was still the demo victor on Friday with its weekly presentation of "WWE SmackDown" (2.618 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1).

CBS (7.021 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then claimed the silver with its trio of "Hawaii Five-0" (7.052 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2), "Magnum P.I." (6.647 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (7.362 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

Next up was NBC (3.656 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with fresh installments of "The Blacklist" (4.191 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and "Dateline NBC" (3.388 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.588 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) served up a sneak preview of "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series" (1.735 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #8) and a two-hour "20/20" (3.014 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

And finally, originals from "Charmed" (0.623 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9) and "Dynasty" (0.370 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9) rounded out the night on The CW (0.496 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - WWE SmackDown
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Magnum P.I.
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Dynasty
-16.67% - Dateline NBC
-50.00% - Charmed

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - 20/20 (vs. Child Support/20/20)
+20.00% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
+11.11% - Dateline NBC (vs. Midnight, Texas/Dateline NBC)
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. MacGyver)
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
-14.29% - Magnum P.I. (vs. Hawaii Five-0)
-20.00% - WWE SmackDown (vs. Various)
-25.00% - Blue Bloods
-45.45% - High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (vs. Fresh Off the Boat/Speechless)
-50.00% - Charmed (vs. Dynasty)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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