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[06/08/13 - 08:39 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Reclaims Top Spot in Demo Race
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, june 7, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

ABC (4.526 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) pulled back in front on Friday with its mix of "Shark Tank" (4.896 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (4.209 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) and "20/20" (4.475 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3).

NBC (5.807 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then had to settle for second place with its lineup of "Dateline NBC" (6.319 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (4.783 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3).

Next up was CBS (4.473 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with rebroadcasts of "The American Baking Competition" (3.228 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.544 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Blue Bloods" (5.650 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.369 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up repeats of "Bones" (3.105 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "The Following" (1.634 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10).

And finally, repeats of "Nikita" (0.803 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "Supernatural" (0.702 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) on The CW (0.752 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Nikita" delivered a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.1 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
-8.33% - Rock Center With Brian Williams
-15.38% - 20/20
-21.43% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+29.41% - Dateline NBC (vs. Whitney (Repeat)/Community (Repeat)/Dateline NBC)
+18.18% - Primetime: What Would You Do? (vs. Primetime: What Would You Do? (Repeat))
0.00% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Dateline NBC)
-21.43% - 20/20

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

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/8/12):

ABC (4.21 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) took home top honors on Friday with its mix of "Shark Tank" (4.30 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (3.69 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and "20/20" (4.66 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1).

NBC (4.20 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then claimed the silver with its summer lineup of "Whitney" (2.72 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), "Community" (1.87 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.15 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2).

Next up was CBS (5.08 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with repeats of "Undercover Boss" (4.50 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5), "CSI: NY" (4.84 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (5.90 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.03 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its second run combination of "House" (1.74 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10) and "Bones" (2.33 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "Nikita" (0.99 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "Supernatural" (0.87 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) closed out the evening on The CW (0.93 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-6.67% - 20/20
-21.43% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - 20/20
-31.25% - Dateline NBC (vs. NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5)

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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5 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" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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