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[12/05/20 - 08:02 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dramas Return on Top in Total Viewers
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 nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/4/20):

CBS (5.464 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) was the most-watched network on Friday thanks to the return of "MacGyver" (4.765 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2), "Magnum P.I." (5.375 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and "Blue Bloods" (6.251 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2).

ABC (3.535 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) shared in the demo honors with originals from "Shark Tank" (3.876 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) and "20/20" (3.364 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2).

Next up was FOX (2.028 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) with its weekly "WWE SmackDown" (2.028 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.754 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up a repeat "The Voice" (2.315 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #8) and a new "Dateline NBC" (2.973 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #7).

And finally, The CW (0.588 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) wrapped the night with its two-hour special "The Hollywood Christmas Parade Greatest Moments" (0.588 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #9).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - 20/20
0.00% - WWE SmackDown
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. 11/20/20)
-14.29% - Shark Tank (vs. 11/20/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Hollywood Christmas Parade Greatest Moments (vs. Charmed/Dynasty)
-16.67% - Blue Bloods
-16.67% - Magnum P.I.
-16.67% - MacGyver (vs. Hawaii Five-0)
-20.00% - Dateline NBC
-28.57% - WWE SmackDown
-53.85% - Shark Tank (vs. Pac-12 Football Championship Game)
-61.54% - 20/20 (vs. Pac-12 Football Championship Game)


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

ABC (5.197 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) got a boost on Friday thanks to its presentation of the "Pac-12 Football Championship Game" (5.197 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1).

FOX (2.446 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then had to settle for second with its weekly "WWE SmackDown" (2.446 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2).

Next up was CBS (6.725 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with originals from "Hawaii Five-0" (6.530 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and "Magnum P.I." (6.312 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) plus the fall finale of "Blue Bloods" (7.333 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.668 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up "The Blacklist" (3.672 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Dateline NBC" (3.665 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

And finally, new episodes of "Charmed" (0.632 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #8) and "Dynasty" (0.373 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #9) closed out the night on The CW (0.503 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - WWE SmackDown
0.00% - The Blacklist (vs. 11/22/19)
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Charmed (vs. 11/22/19)
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. 11/22/19)
-14.29% - Blue Bloods (vs. 11/22/19)
-14.29% - Magnum P.I. (vs. 11/22/19)
-25.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. 11/22/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+160.00% - Pac-12 Football Championship Game (vs. Various)
+11.11% - Dateline NBC (vs. Midnight, Texas/Dateline NBC)
0.00% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
0.00% - Charmed (vs. Dynasty)
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
-14.29% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. MacGyver)
-22.22% - WWE SmackDown (vs. Various)
-25.00% - Magnum P.I. (vs. Hawaii Five-0)
-33.33% - Blue Bloods

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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