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[07/20/13 - 08:38 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos, CBS Leads Viewers
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, july 19, 2013)

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

ABC (4.108 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) inched out a demo victory on Friday with its mix of "Shark Tank" (4.275 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (3.937 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) and "20/20" (4.113 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3).

CBS (4.470 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then took home the silver with its repeat combination of "Undercover Boss" (4.439 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.039 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (4.931 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Next up was NBC (4.074 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with a rebroadcast of "Camp" (2.004 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) followed by a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.110 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.208 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up second runs of "Bones" (3.088 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6) and "The Following" (1.328 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

And finally, The CW (1.387 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening with encores of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.690 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.593 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Perfect Score" (1.219 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and another "Perfect Score" (1.045 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Line" delivered a 0.7 and a 0.6 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Score" a 0.4 and 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Primetime: What Would You Do? -8.33% - Dateline NBC -9.09% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-8.33% - Dateline NBC -15.38% - Primetime: What Would You Do? -23.08% - 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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4 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," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/20/12):

ABC (4.37 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the top draw on Friday thanks to a repeat of "Shark Tank" (4.35 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and an expanded two-hour "20/20" (4.39 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1).

Second place then went to NBC (3.67 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) with repeats of "Whitney" (2.33 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Community" (1.30 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) plus a new two-hour "Dateline NBC" (4.61 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2).

Next up was CBS (4.70 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with its last-minute special "48 Hours: Tragedy in Aurora" (4.65 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) followed by repeats of "CSI: NY" (4.55 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (4.92 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.00 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up second runs of "House" (1.83 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9) and "Bones" (2.18 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "Nikita" (1.00 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "Supernatural" (0.98 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) on The CW (0.99 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - 20/20 -4.17% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+13.04% - 20/20 -4.17% - Dateline NBC -9.09% - 48 Hours: Tragedy in Aurora (vs. Flashpoint)

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," 1.9/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.3/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 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," 0.4/2; "Nightline," 1.1/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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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