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[04/15/17 - 08:32 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/14/17):

CBS (8.110 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) was the top draw on Friday with the season finale of "MacGyver" (6.644 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) followed by new episodes of "Hawaii Five-0" (8.401 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) and "Blue Bloods" (9.286 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1).

ABC (3.793 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with week two of "The Toy Box" (3.221 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), "Shark Tank" (4.286 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) and "20/20" (3.875 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

Next up was NBC (3.979 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with originals from "First Dates" (3.355 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Dateline NBC" (4.291 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.897 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up new episodes of "Rosewood" (2.497 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9) and "You the Jury" (1.297 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11).

And finally, The CW (0.883 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening with fresh installments of "The Originals" (1.006 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10) and "Reign" (0.760 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - 20/20
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Rosewood
0.00% - The Originals
0.00% - Reign
-9.09% - Shark Tank
-11.11% - MacGyver
-12.50% - First Dates
-12.50% - The Toy Box
-25.00% - You the Jury

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - First Dates (vs. Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon)
0.00% - Rosewood (vs. Hell's Kitchen (Repeat))
0.00% - The Originals (vs. The Vampire Diaries)
-9.09% - Hawaii Five-0
-10.00% - 20/20
-11.11% - Dateline NBC (vs. Grimm/Dateline NBC)
-11.11% - MacGyver (vs. The Amazing Race)
-23.08% - Blue Bloods
-23.08% - Shark Tank
-33.33% - Reign (vs. The Originals)
-33.33% - The Toy Box (vs. Last Man Standing/Dr. Ken)
-66.67% - You the Jury (vs. Hell's Kitchen)

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

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.1/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 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 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/15/16):

CBS (8.006 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) was the most-watched network on Friday with its trio of "The Amazing Race" (5.536 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.324 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (10.159 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1).

ABC (5.404 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) however shared in the top demo honors with its mix of "Last Man Standing" (6.351 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Dr. Ken" (4.783 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "Shark Tank" (5.595 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) and "20/20" (5.051 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

Next up was NBC (3.885 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its combination of "Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon" (3.403 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11), "Grimm" (3.863 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10) and "Dateline NBC" (4.390 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.428 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up an encore "Hell's Kitchen" (1.864 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and a new "Hell's Kitchen" (2.992 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

And finally, fresh installments from "The Vampire Diaries" (1.165 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and "The Originals" (0.954 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) on The CW (1.059 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Hell's Kitchen
+11.11% - Dr. Ken
+11.11% - Dateline NBC
+10.00% - Last Man Standing
+8.33% - Blue Bloods
+8.33% - Shark Tank
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - The Vampire Diaries
-9.09% - 20/20
-14.29% - Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
-18.18% - The Amazing Race
-20.00% - Grimm
-25.00% - The Originals

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+116.67% - Blue Bloods (vs. Blue Bloods (Repeat))
+50.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Bad Teacher (Repeat))
+33.33% - The Vampire Diaries (vs. Cedric's Barber Battle/Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
+11.11% - Dr. Ken (vs. Cristela)
+10.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. The Amazing Race)
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC (Repeat))
0.00% - The Originals (vs. The Messengers)
-13.33% - Shark Tank
-18.18% - The Amazing Race
-23.08% - 20/20
-40.00% - Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (vs. Grimm)

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

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.8/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 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 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3 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" (0.2/1 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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