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[09/15/18 - 08:34 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos on Low Key Night
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 (9/14/18):

NBC (3.162 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) edged out the competition on Friday with an encore of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.942 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) and a new "Dateline NBC" (3.603 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1).

ABC (2.392 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then was a close second with repeats of "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.720 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), "Speechless" (1.963 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "Child Support" (1.918 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) plus a new "20/20" (2.916 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

Next up was CBS (3.044 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) and its mix of "Sunday's Best: Celebrating 40 Years of CBS Sunday Morning" (3.407 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), a new "TKO: Total Knock Out" (2.124 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and a repeat "Blue Bloods" (3.601 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.533 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) served up second runs of "The Resident" (1.735 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "The Orville" (1.331 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11).

And finally on The CW (1.160 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5), a new "Masters of Illusion" (1.142 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and repeats of "Masters of Illusion" (1.057 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.220 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Masters of Illusion
-16.67% - 20/20
-25.00% - TKO: Total Knock Out

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-16.67% - 20/20
-22.22% - Dateline NBC
-33.33% - Masters of Illusion
-50.00% - TKO: Total Knock Out (vs. The 11th Annual ACM Honors)
-66.67% - Sunday's Best: Celebrating 40 Years of CBS Sunday Morning (vs. Big Brother 19)

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

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets (with some markets excluded due to Hurricane Florence), household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.7/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/3 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," 0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/15/17):

CBS (4.752 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) once again got a boost on Friday with a special "Big Brother 19" (4.941 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) followed by "The 11th Annual ACM Honors" (4.658 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

NBC (4.220 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) however shared the demo crown with its duo of "America's Got Talent" (4.000 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and "Dateline NBC" (4.659 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2).

Next up was ABC (3.303 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with a repeat "Shark Tank" (3.509 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), a new "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (3.009 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and the 40th season premiere of "20/20" (3.391 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.361 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up encores of "MasterChef" (1.427 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "Beat Shazam" (1.294 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

And finally, a new "Masters of Illusion" (1.478 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and second runs of "Masters of Illusion" (1.355 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.399 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) rounded out the night for The CW (1.408 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
0.00% - Masters of Illusion
-14.29% - Big Brother 19 (vs. 8/18/17)
-14.29% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - The 11th Annual ACM Honors (vs. Hawaii Five-0/Blue Bloods (Repeats))
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Primetime: What Would You Do? (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
0.00% - Big Brother 19
-14.29% - 20/20
-25.00% - Masters of Illusion

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," 2.3/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.6/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3 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," 0.9/3 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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