or


[03/19/11 - 08:44 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wins Tight Demo Race With NCAA Coverage
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, march 18, 2011)

Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (4.52 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) squeezed out the adults 18-49 crown on Friday with its coverage of "NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Game #1" (5.02 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1), an "NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Update" (4.06 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5) and "NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Game #2" (4.00 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2).

FOX (3.74 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was a tight second place with fresh installments of "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.67 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) and "Fringe" (3.80 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8).

Next up was ABC (4.77 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with the series finale of "Supernanny" (4.50 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9) followed by new episodes of "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (5.00 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) and "20/20" (4.81 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5).

Meanwhile, NBC (6.13 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up a repeat of "Who Do You Think You Are?" (4.33 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) followed by a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (7.03 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5).

And finally, repeats of "Smallville" (1.48 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) and "Supernatural" (1.32 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) on The CW (1.40 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Primetime: What Would You Do? (7.10%), Supernanny (-9.10%), Kitchen Nightmares (-11.80%), 20/20 (-12.50%), Fringe (-13.30%), Dateline NBC (-15.20%).

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," 3.4/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.7/5 with an encore delayed by basketball; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.1/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3 with an encore delayed by basketball; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.8/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4 with an encore delayed by basketball). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.8/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2 with an encore delayed by basketball).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/19/10):

Day two of the "NCAA Basketball Championship" (9.60 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) put CBS (9.60 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) in front on Friday.

NBC (6.79 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) then claimed the silver with new episodes of "Who Do You Think You Are?" (7.14 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) and "Dateline NBC" (6.62 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5).

Next up was FOX (4.05 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) with a repeat of "House" (3.73 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) and a new "Kitchen Nightmares" (4.38 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2).

Meanwhile, ABC (5.08 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up part one of "Thin Ice" (4.06 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8) followed by new episodes of "20/20" (4.88 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7) and another "20/20" (6.32 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4).

And finally, encores of "America's Next Top Model" (1.33 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9) and "High Society" (0.63 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #10) on The CW (1.16 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) rounded out the evening.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [march 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[09/28/16 - 10:20 AM]
OWN Delivers Its Highest-Rated, Most-Watched and Highest-Ranked Quarter in Network History
OWN spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[09/28/16 - 09:31 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with "The Voice," "This Is Us"
The newcomer posts big gains from the Peacock's audience a year ago.

[09/27/16 - 09:10 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Coverage of the First Presidential Debate
Said 90-minute telecast draws a collective 45.3 million viewers between ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC.

[09/26/16 - 09:42 AM]
Bravo Media Finishes 3Q with the Biggest On-Air and Online Growth Among the Top 10 Ad Supported Cable Entertainment Networks
Bravo spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[09/26/16 - 08:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Tops Charts on Night of Declines
FOX's "The Simpsons" is the only series to post year-to-year gains on the broadcast networks.

[09/25/16 - 11:26 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with College Football
The Alphabet wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[09/25/16 - 11:18 AM]
"This Is Us" Grabs NBC's Best Premiere Live + 3 Lift Ever in 18-49 Rating
NBC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/25/16 - 11:02 AM]
FOX Comedies - "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "New Girl" and "Scream Queens" - See Significant Gains in Live + 3
FOX further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/25/16 - 10:12 AM]
College Football Week 4: ESPN/ABC with Five of the Six Highest Overnights Across All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, September 24.

[09/25/16 - 08:30 AM]
ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D." Is Tuesday's Biggest Gainer in Adults 18-49 with a Best-Ever 82% Jump
ABC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 20.

[09/24/16 - 11:16 AM]
FOX Hit Dramas - "Gotham" and "Lucifer" - See Significant Gains in Live + 3
FOX further spins the numbers for Monday, September 19.

[09/24/16 - 10:06 AM]
Monday's "The Good Place" Is the Week's Top Debut Half-Hour of a New Comedy in Live + 3
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, September 19.

[09/24/16 - 08:48 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "MacGyver" Debuts on Top for CBS
The Eye's reboot leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/23/16 - 08:41 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NFL Stifle Its Competition
ABC's "Notorious" (1.2) and FOX's "Pitch" (1.1) are outshined by the Eye's football coverage in adults 18-49.

[09/22/16 - 08:44 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Returns on Top, But Down
FOX's juggernaut is off nearly 37% from a year ago among adults 18-49.