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[11/10/12 - 09:12 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, ABC Top Viewers, Demos
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, november 9, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

ABC (6.31 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the top demo draw on Friday with week two of "Last Man Standing" (7.31 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T4) and "Malibu Country" (7.25 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T4) followed by "Shark Tank" (6.68 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and "20/20" (4.96 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T4).

CBS (9.98 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was the most-watched network with new episodes of "Undercover Boss" (9.00 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2), "CSI: NY" (9.74 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8) and "Blue Bloods" (11.20 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7).

Next up was NBC (4.06 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with repeats of "Go On" (2.44 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and "Guys With Kids" (2.16 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) alongside originals from "Grimm" (5.27 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) and "Dateline NBC" (4.62 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.97 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up new episodes of "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.49 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10) and "Fringe" (2.44 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11).

And finally, the penultimate week of "America's Next Top Model" (1.42 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and a new "Nikita" (0.89 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on The CW (1.16 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Top Model" delivered a 1.0 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Nikita" a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - America's Next Top Model
+33.33% - Undercover Boss
+20.00% - Kitchen Nightmares
+18.18% - Dateline NBC
+15.38% - Blue Bloods
+6.67% - 20/20
-5.56% - Grimm
-6.67% - CSI: NY
-8.70% - Shark Tank
-10.00% - Fringe
-15.79% - Last Man Standing
-25.00% - Nikita
-27.27% - Malibu Country

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
+100.00% - Malibu Country (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
+90.91% - Shark Tank (vs. 20/20)
+66.67% - Undercover Boss (vs. A Gifted Man)
+14.29% - 20/20
+13.33% - Grimm
0.00% - America's Next Top Model (vs. Nikita)
-7.14% - Dateline NBC
-11.76% - Blue Bloods
-17.65% - CSI: NY
-18.18% - Fringe
-25.00% - Kitchen Nightmares
-62.50% - Nikita (vs. Supernatural)

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

* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/6; and "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 with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49) beat "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/11/11):

CBS (9.86 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) won the tight demo race on Veterans Day with its mix of "A Gifted Man" (8.25 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7), "CSI: NY" (10.16 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) and "Blue Bloods" (11.18 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1).

FOX (3.49 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then claimed the silver with new episodes of "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.92 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and "Fringe" (3.07 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

Next up was NBC (4.42 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with week three of "Chuck" (3.17 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10), "Grimm" (5.19 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) and "Dateline NBC" (4.90 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5).

Meanwhile, ABC (5.22 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up new episodes of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (4.21 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "20/20" (5.58 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) and a second hour of "20/20" (5.87 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5).

And finally, new episodes of "Nikita" (1.90 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and "Supernatural" (1.79 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) closed out the evening for The CW (1.85 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - 20/20
+16.67% - Dateline NBC
+14.29% - Supernatural
+12.50% - Chuck
6.67% - Kitchen Nightmares
6.25% - CSI: NY
0.00% - A Gifted Man
0.00% - Nikita
-15.38% - Fringe
-16.67% - Grimm
-19.05% - Blue Bloods
-33.33% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - Kitchen Nightmares (vs. House (Repeat))
+57.14% - Fringe (vs. The Good Guys)
+50.00% - Chuck (vs. School Pride)
+7.14% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
+6.25% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - CSI: NY
-11.11% - Supernatural
-12.50% - 20/20 - 10:00
-14.29% - A Gifted Man (vs. Medium)
-33.33% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (vs. Supernanny)
-42.11% - 20/20 - 9:00 (vs. Primetime: What Would You Do?)
-53.85% - Nikita (vs. Smallville)

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

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: �The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,� 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.1/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.7/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.5/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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