or


[12/29/12 - 08:51 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: Two-Hour "Dateline" Puts NBC in Front
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, december 28, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

NBC (5.44 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) took home top honors on Friday with repeats of "Go On" (2.95 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9) and another "Go On" (2.40 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) plus a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (6.83 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1).

ABC (5.33 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then snagged the silver with a repeat of "Shark Tank" (5.41 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) alongside part two of "Back to the Beginning with Christiane Amanpour" (5.29 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

Next up was CBS (4.56 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with its marathon lineup of "Undercover Boss" (5.47 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3), another "Undercover Boss" (4.41 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and yet another "Undercover Boss" (3.79 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.35 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up encores of "DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury" (2.89 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas" (2.68 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and "Kitchen Nightmares" (1.90 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "Nikita" (1.00 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "Arrow" (1.11 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) on The CW (1.06 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Nikita" delivered a 0.1 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Arrow" a 0.1 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+112.50% - Dateline NBC
-9.09% - Back to the Beginning with Christiane Amanpour

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+88.89% - Dateline NBC (vs. Grimm (Repeat)/Dateline NBC)
0.00% - Back to the Beginning with Christiane Amanpour (vs. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)

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

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/30/11):

CBS (6.77 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) was the top draw on Friday with its all-repeat lineup of "A Gifted Man" (6.31 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6), "CSI: NY" (7.24 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) and "Blue Bloods" (6.76 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

Sharing the demo crown was ABC (3.77 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) with the feature "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" (3.77 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

Next up was NBC (3.71 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with a new "Chuck" (3.18 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7) followed by a repeat of "Grimm" (2.70 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8) and a new "Dateline NBC" (5.24 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.06 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up repeats of "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.80 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and "Fringe" (1.32 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9).

And finally, a full night of "The Secret Circle" (0.79 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #10) repeats on The CW (0.79 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closedo ut the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-7.69% - Dateline NBC (vs. 12/16/11)
-20.00% - Chuck

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. NBC's New Year's Eve With Carson Daly)
-20.00% - Chuck (vs. Minute to Win It (Repeat))

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," 2.3/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.6/6; 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," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.9/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/1 with an encore).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [december 2012]  
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
[07/20/17 - 08:27 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Takes Home Top Honors with "Big Brother"
The Eye's summer mainstay leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/19/17 - 08:20 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Eclipse the Competition
The Peacock beats the combined efforts of ABC, CBS, FOX and The CW among adults 18-49.

[07/18/17 - 12:47 PM]
A&E Network's Groundbreaking Series "Live PD" Hits Ratings High with 2.1 Million Total Viewers
A&E spins the numbers for Saturday, July 15.

[07/18/17 - 10:46 AM]
Crown Media's Holiday Programming Initiatives Elevate Networks as Top-Rated in Weekend Primetime
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 10-16.

[07/18/17 - 08:24 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Bachelorette" Pulls in Front as ABC, NBC Share Demo Crown
The Peacock however is the most-watched broadcaster last night.

[07/17/17 - 02:30 PM]
Freeform's "The Fosters" and "The Bold Type" Premiere to No. 1 Ranks in Key Target Demographics
Freeform further spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 11.

[07/17/17 - 12:12 PM]
New Season of TLC's "OutDaughtered" Returns with Highest Ratings Ever
TLC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 11.

[07/17/17 - 08:44 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Top Demo Race
The Eye narrowly edges the competition among adults 18-49.

[07/17/17 - 08:29 AM]
TV One's "Unsung" Season 11 Jagged Edge Premiere Clinches #1 Spot Among Adults 25-54 in 10 pm Slot
TV One further spins the numbers for Sunday, July 9.

[07/16/17 - 09:01 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Edges Competition in Total Viewers with Repeat Lineup
ABC, CBS and NBC however all share the demo crown.

[07/15/17 - 09:32 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos for Fifth Consecutive Week
The Peacock is the network to beat among adults 18-49.

[07/14/17 - 08:16 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Honors with CBS
A recap of "America's Got Talent" helps push the Peacock on top last night.

[07/13/17 - 08:24 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "ESPY Awards" Put ABC on Top
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/12/17 - 08:21 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Holds Off "MLB All-Star Game"
Both entries are up year-to-year for NBC and FOX, respectively, among adults 18-49.

[07/12/17 - 08:01 AM]
FOX's MLB All-Star Game Scores Growth, Delivers 6.5 Overnight Rating
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 11.