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[08/17/13 - 08:42 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Pulls in Front with NFL Preseason Coverage
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, august 16, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to significant local NFL pre-season preemptions, all Fast Nationals are inflated.]

FOX (4.687 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) scored the top spot on Friday with its coverage of "NFL Preseason: Buccaneers at Patriots" (4.687 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1).

NBC (4.969 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then had to settle for second place with its mix of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (3.201 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), another "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (3.350 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.816 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2).

Next up was CBS (4.605 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and its all-repeat lineup of "Undercover Boss" (4.581 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.289 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Blue Bloods" (4.945 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.093 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) served up its combination of "Last Man Standing" (3.227 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "The Neighbors" (2.303 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12), "Shark Tank" (3.038 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "20/20" (3.478 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

And finally, the return of "Perfect Score" (0.800 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13), a second "Perfect Score" (0.711 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and a new "America's Next Top Model" (1.361 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) on The CW (1.058 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Score" delivered a 0.2 and a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Top Model" a 0.8 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-28.57% - America's Next Top Model
-33.33% - Perfect Score - 8:00 (vs. 7/23/13)
-33.33% - Perfect Score - 8:30 (vs. 7/16/13)
-35.71% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Grimm (Repeat)/Dateline NBC)
+25.00% - America's Next Top Model (vs. Nikita (Repeat))
-6.25% - NFL Preseason: Buccaneers at Patriots
-40.00% - 20/20 (vs. 20/20 (Repeat))
-50.00% - Perfect Score - 8:00 (vs. Nikita (Repeat))
-50.00% - Perfect Score - 8:30 (vs. Nikita (Repeat))

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," 2.3/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.6/3 with an encore; "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 1.4/4 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" (1.3/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3 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 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 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 (8/17/12):

FOX (4.90 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) topped the demo chart on Friday with its coverage of "NFL Preseason: Detroit at Baltimore" (4.90 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1).

ABC (5.23 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) however was the most-watched network with repeats of "Shark Tank" (4.54 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), "20/20" (5.74 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) and another "20/20" (5.50 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2).

Next up was NBC (3.83 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with rebroadcasts of "America's Got Talent" (3.84 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6) and "Grimm" (2.55 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) followed by the return of "Dateline NBC" (5.11 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.16 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up its new special "Teachers Rock" (3.32 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10) alongside repeats of "CSI: NY" (4.28 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "Blue Bloods" (4.89 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7).

And finally, repeats of "Nikita" (1.25 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and another "Nikita" (1.08 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) on The CW (1.16 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+13.04% - Dateline NBC (vs. 7/20/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-18.75% - Dateline NBC
-57.14% - Teachers Rock (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," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; 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," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.8/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

·At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 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" (0.4/2 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

·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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