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[06/18/11 - 10:06 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline" Keeps Demo Crown With NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, june 17, 2011)

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

A two-hour "Dateline NBC" (6.31 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) powered NBC (5.19 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) to the demo crown on Friday. Kicking off the night was a new "Friday Night Lights" (2.97 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

CBS (6.36 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) then was the most-watched network with a new "Flashpoint" (5.74 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) followed by repeats of "CSI: NY" (6.05 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "Blue Bloods" (7.29 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

Next up was ABC (3.21 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) with a repeat of "Shark Tank" (3.92 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) alongside new episodes of "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" (2.50 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "20/20" (3.21 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.79 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) offered up encores of "Bones" (3.27 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "House" (2.31 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).

And finally, The CW (0.91 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) did the same with "Smallville" (0.97 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and "Supernatural" (0.85 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Dateline NBC (25.00% vs. 6/3/11), Friday Night Lights (0.00% vs. 6/3/11), Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (0.00%), Flashpoint (-20.00%), 20/20 (-25.00%).

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

Currently not available.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/18/10):

CBS (5.45 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) was the network to beat on Friday thanks to a repeat of "Medium" (3.48 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) followed by new episodes of "Flashpoint" (6.95 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) and "Miami Medical" (5.93 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).

Sharing the adults 18-49 crown was NBC (4.93 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) with new episodes of "Friday Night Lights" (3.44 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) and "Dateline NBC" (5.68 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3).

Next up was ABC (3.32 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its mix of "Miley Cyrus: Live From London" (2.71 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), "Wife Swap" (2.38 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "20/20" (4.87 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.54 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up repeats of "House" (2.78 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6) and "The Good Guys" (2.30 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "Smallville" (1.11 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) and "Supernatural" (1.05 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) on The CW (1.08 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the evening.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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