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[01/05/13 - 09:58 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: Cotton Bowl Comes Up Big for FOX
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, january 4, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

FOX (11.401 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) topped the charts with its coverage of the "AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma" (11.401 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1).

ABC (5.836 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "Last Man Standing" (6.616 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5), "Malibu Country" (6.020 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9), "Shark Tank" (6.338 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and "20/20" (4.854 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5).

Next up was CBS (8.878 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with originals from "Undercover Boss" (7.511 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "CSI: NY" (9.176 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (9.947 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.477 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up encores of "Go On" (2.272 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), another "Go On" (1.884 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and a new two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.677 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3).

And finally, repeats of "Nikita" (0.969 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "Arrow" (1.086 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) on The CW (1.027 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Nikita" delivered a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Arrow" a 0.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - CSI: NY (vs. 12/7/12)
-5.26% - Shark Tank (vs. 11/16/12)
-6.25% - Undercover Boss (vs. 12/7/12)
-6.67% - Last Man Standing (vs. 12/14/12)
-7.14% - Blue Bloods (vs. 12/7/12)
-11.76% - Dateline NBC
-12.50% - 20/20 (vs. 12/14/12)
-20.00% - Malibu Country (vs. 12/14/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+43.48% - AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma
+42.86% - Dateline NBC (vs. Grimm (Repeat)/Dateline NBC)
+12.50% - Shark Tank (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
+7.69% - 20/20
0.00% - Undercover Boss (vs. A Gifted Man)
0.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
-14.29% - Malibu Country (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
-22.22% - CSI: NY
-27.78% - Blue Bloods

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," 3.1/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/6; 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," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/2; "Nightline," 1.1/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.9/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/1 with an encore).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/6/12):

FOX (7.86 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) moved into the top spot on Friday with its coverage of the "2012 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic" (7.86 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1).

CBS (10.09 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then had to settle for second place with fresh installments of "A Gifted Man" (8.52 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), "CSI: NY" (10.53 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2) and "Blue Bloods" (11.21 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2).

Next up was ABC (5.49 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with the penultimate week of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (5.41 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6), a second hour of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (6.03 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) and "20/20" (5.04 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.60 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up a new "Chuck" (3.38 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9), a repeat of "Grimm" (2.43 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11) and a fresh "Dateline NBC" (4.99 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6).

And finally, the return of "Nikita" (1.55 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) and "Supernatural" (1.77 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10) on The CW (1.66 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - 20/20 (vs. 12/23/11)
+28.57% - CSI: NY (vs. 12/2/11)
+25.00% - A Gifted Man (vs. 12/2/11)
+25.00% - Chuck
+23.08% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 9:00 (vs. 12/16/11)
+20.00% - Nikita (vs. 12/2/11)
+16.67% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 8:00 (vs. 12/16/11)
+16.67% - Dateline NBC
+14.29% - Supernatural (vs. 12/2/11)
+12.50% - Blue Bloods (vs. 12/2/11)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - Supernatural (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
+38.46% - Blue Bloods (vs. The Mentalist (Repeat))
+12.50% - CSI: NY
+7.69% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 8:00 (vs. Supernanny)
+7.69% - Dateline NBC
+7.14% - A Gifted Man (Vs. Medium)
0.00% - Nikita (vs. Smallville (Repeat))
-5.88% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 9:00 (vs. Primetime: What Would You Do?)
-16.67% - Chuck (vs. Minute to Win It (Repeat))
-17.86% - 2012 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic (vs. Cotton Bowl: LSU vs. Texas)
-23.53% - 20/20

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," 3.0/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.7/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households 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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