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[07/07/12 - 08:34 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "20/20" Wins Latest Battle of Newsmagazine
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, july 6, 2012)

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

ABC (5.20 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the top draw on Friday with a repeat of "Shark Tank" (4.36 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) alongside a new two-hour "20/20" (5.63 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1).

CBS (4.63 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and NBC (3.21 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) then split the silver as the former offered up repeats of "Undercover Boss" (4.42 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), "CSI: NY" (4.51 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) and "Blue Bloods" (4.97 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6).

The Peacock then served up repeats of "Whitney" (2.13 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Community" (1.22 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10) plus its two-hour edition of "Dateline NBC" (3.98 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.98 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up second runs of "House" (1.87 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Bones" (2.08 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "Nikita" (0.97 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and "Supernatural" (0.89 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) on The CW (0.93 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - 20/20
-20.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. 6/22/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-11.11% - 20/20 (vs. Primetime: What Would You Do? (Repeat)/20/20)
-33.33% - Dateline NBC

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," 2.5/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3 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" (0.3/2 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.

[NOTE: Today's numbers are courtesy of TVMediaInsights.com due to delays from our usual sources.]


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/8/11):

ABC (4.43 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) edged out an adults 18-49 victory on Friday with its mix of "Shark Tank" (4.09 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (3.95 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and "20/20" (5.24 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).

CBS (6.26 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) then was the most-watched network with a new "Flashpoint" (6.23 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) followed by repeats of "CSI: NY" (5.96 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7) and "Blue Bloods" (6.58 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6).

Next up was NBC (4.80 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) with the penultimate week of "Friday Night Lights" (3.00 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10) and another two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.70 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.85 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up encores of "Bones" (3.13 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "House" (2.58 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "Smallville" (1.05 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) and "Supernatural" (0.70 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) on The CW (0.88 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Flashpoint (50.00% vs. 6/17/11), Dateline NBC (36.40%), Friday Night Lights (16.70%), 20/20 (7.70%).

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," 3.0/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/3 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/1).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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