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[01/20/18 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Keeps Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/19/18):

CBS (8.709 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was still the network to beat on Friday with originals from "MacGyver" (7.702 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1), "Hawaii Five-0" (9.072 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) and "Blue Bloods" (9.352 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

FOX (2.703 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then took home the silver with a new "Hell's Kitchen" (3.162 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and a repeat "9-1-1" (2.246 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Next up was ABC (3.671 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its trio of "Child Support" (3.846 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.405 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "20/20" (4.764 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.384 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up new episodes from "Blindspot" (3.550 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Taken" (2.991 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) and "Dateline NBC" (3.610 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

And finally, The CW (1.035 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) opted for encores of "Black Lightning" (1.055 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.016 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - 20/20
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - MacGyver
0.00% - Blindspot
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - Taken
-10.00% - Blue Bloods
-12.50% - Child Support
-12.50% - Dateline NBC
-18.18% - Hell's Kitchen

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Rosewood)
+42.86% - MacGyver (vs. CBS News Special)
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
-11.11% - 20/20
-12.50% - Blindspot (vs. Grimm)
-12.50% - Dateline NBC
-25.00% - Blue Bloods
-28.57% - Taken (vs. Emerald City)
-39.13% - Child Support (vs. Last Man Standing/Dr. Ken)
-40.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/6; 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," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 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 0.3/2 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," 1.2/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2 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 (1/20/17):

CBS (7.667 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) was the most-watched broadcaster on Friday with its mix of a "CBS News Special" (4.890 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.360 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (9.751 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2).

ABC (4.848 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) however shared in the demo honors with its combination of "Last Man Standing" (6.921 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1), "Dr. Ken" (4.673 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3), a repeat "Shark Tank" (4.273 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and "20/20" (4.475 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6).

Next up was NBC (3.350 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its trio of "Grimm" (4.230 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "Emerald City" (2.791 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Dateline NBC" (3.029 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.408 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up originals from its dramas "Rosewood" (2.899 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) and "Sleepy Hollow" (1.917 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12).

And finally, new episodes of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.892 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.557 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (0.724 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Dateline NBC
+11.11% - Dr. Ken
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Grimm
0.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
-7.69% - Blue Bloods
-9.09% - Hawaii Five-0
-12.50% - Emerald City
-14.29% - Rosewood
-16.67% - Sleepy Hollow
-18.18% - 20/20
-25.00% - The Vampire Diaries

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+44.44% - Last Man Standing (vs. Last Man Standing (Repeat))
+25.00% - Dr. Ken (vs. Dr. Ken (Repeat))
0.00% - 20/20
-11.11% - Grimm (vs. Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon)
-20.00% - Blue Bloods
-25.00% - The Vampire Diaries (vs. Reign)
-28.57% - Hawaii Five-0
-33.33% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))
-38.46% - Dateline NBC
-46.15% - Emerald City (vs. Dateline NBC)
-50.00% - CBS News Special (vs. Undercover Boss)
-60.00% - Rosewood (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-61.54% - Sleepy Hollow (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," 2.3/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.9/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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