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[10/12/13 - 08:34 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Reclaims Demo Crown
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/11/13):

CBS (9.029 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was back in front on Friday with its mix of "Undercover Boss" (7.815 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5), "Hawaii Five-0" (9.082 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) and "Blue Bloods" (10.192 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2).

ABC (5.420 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was a close second place with its lineup of "Last Man Standing" (5.860 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6), "The Neighbors" (4.126 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9), "Shark Tank" (6.410 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and "20/20" (4.856 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

Next up was NBC (4.441 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) with encores of "The Michael J. Fox Show" (2.842 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "Sean Saves the World" (2.831 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) followed by a new two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.244 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.999 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) offered up a new "MasterChef Junior" (3.778 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) alongside a repeat of "Sleepy Hollow" (2.221 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "The Tomorrow People" (1.087 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and a new "America's Next Top Model" (1.134 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) closed out the night on The CW (1.110 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Tomorrow" delivered a 0.2 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Top Model" a 0.5 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.69% - MasterChef Junior
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - America's Next Top Model
-5.56% - Shark Tank
-6.67% - Hawaii Five-0
-7.14% - Undercover Boss
-8.33% - Dateline NBC
-10.00% - The Neighbors
-14.29% - Last Man Standing
-31.25% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. The X Factor (Repeat))
+30.77% - Shark Tank (vs. Primetime: Who Do You Think You Are?)
+8.33% - Undercover Boss (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - America's Next Top Model (vs. Beauty and the Beast (Repeat))
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. CSI: NY)
-21.43% - Dateline NBC (vs. Grimm/Dateline NBC)
-21.43% - 20/20
-33.33% - Last Man Standing (vs. Shark Tank)
-50.00% - The Neighbors (vs. Shark Tank)

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," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5 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; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3 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 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). 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 0.7/3 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 (10/12/12):

ABC (5.24 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the top demo draw on Friday thanks to its mix of "Shark Tank" (6.37 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), "Primetime: Who Do You Think You Are?" (4.67 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and "20/20" (4.67 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3).

CBS (9.16 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) then got a boost from its "Made in Jersey"-less lineup of an "NCIS" (7.61 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8) repeat followed by the relocated "CSI: NY" (9.42 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) and a new "Blue Bloods" (10.46 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3).

Next up was NBC (4.39 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) with an encore of "The Voice" (3.51 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9) alongside originals from "Grimm" (4.95 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and "Dateline NBC" (4.72 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.57 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up a repeat of "The X Factor" (2.42 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) and a new "Fringe" (2.71 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "Arrow" (2.02 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) and "Beauty and the Beast" (1.42 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) on The CW (1.72 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.5 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Beast" a 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Blue Bloods
+16.67% - CSI: NY
+16.67% - 20/20
5.88% - Shark Tank
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Fringe
-6.25% - Grimm
-7.14% - Primetime: Who Do You Think You Are?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+38.46% - Shark Tank (vs. Last Man Standing (Repeat))
+16.67% - 20/20
+8.33% - Primetime: Who Do You Think You Are? (vs. Modern Family (Repeat)/Suburgatory (Repeat))
0.00% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
-13.33% - Dateline NBC
-16.67% - Fringe
-17.65% - Blue Bloods
-17.65% - CSI: NY

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," 2.7/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; 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," 0.8/3; "Late Show," 0.6/2; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

*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" (1.2/4). 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 0.9/3 in metered-market households 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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