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[12/28/13 - 09:12 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts in Viewers, Splits Demos with ABC
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 (12/27/13):

CBS (5.204 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) was the most-watched network on Friday thanks to rebroadcasts of "Undercover Boss" (5.272 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6) and "Garth Brooks, Live from Las Vegas" (5.170 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

ABC (4.726 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) however split the demo crown with its second run lineup of "Last Man Standing" (4.250 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7), "The Neighbors" (3.026 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8), "Shark Tank" (5.042 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) and "20/20" (5.497 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2).

Next up was NBC (4.146 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its mix of "Dateline NBC" (6.267 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2), "What We Wasted Our Year On" (4.120 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and "Grimm" (2.053 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.172 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up repeats of "Bones" (2.871 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Raising Hope" (1.557 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and a second "Raising Hope" (1.388 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

And finally, The CW (0.747 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with a repeat of "The Carrie Diaries" (0.689 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) alongside the series finale of "Nikita" (0.805 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Carrie" delivered a 0.2 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Nikita" a 0.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Nikita

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Nikita (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
-41.18% - What We Wasted Our Year On (vs. Dateline NBC)

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," 1.9/5 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5 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," 0.5/2 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore telecast) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.8/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).

· 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 (12/28/12):

NBC (5.44 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) took home top honors on Friday with repeats of "Go On" (2.95 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9) and another "Go On" (2.40 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) plus a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (6.83 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1).

ABC (5.33 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then snagged the silver with a repeat of "Shark Tank" (5.41 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) alongside part two of "Back to the Beginning with Christiane Amanpour" (5.29 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

Next up was CBS (4.56 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with its marathon lineup of "Undercover Boss" (5.47 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3), another "Undercover Boss" (4.41 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and yet another "Undercover Boss" (3.79 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.35 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up encores of "DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury" (2.89 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas" (2.68 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and "Kitchen Nightmares" (1.90 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "Nikita" (1.00 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "Arrow" (1.11 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) on The CW (1.06 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Nikita" delivered a 0.1 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Arrow" a 0.1 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+112.50% - Dateline NBC
-9.09% - Back to the Beginning with Christiane Amanpour

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+88.89% - Dateline NBC (vs. Grimm (Repeat)/Dateline NBC)
0.00% - Back to the Beginning with Christiane Amanpour (vs. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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