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[01/12/13 - 09:13 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with ABC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, january 11, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (10.303 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T1) was the top draw on Friday with its mix of "Undercover Boss" (9.034 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "CSI: NY" (10.743 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (11.131 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3).

Sharing the demo crown was ABC (6.139 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T1) and its original lineup of "Last Man Standing" (7.051 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5), "Malibu Country" (6.153 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7), "Shark Tank" (6.838 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "20/20" (4.976 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5).

Next up was NBC (4.766 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with encores of "1600 Penn" (3.126 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and another "1600 Penn" (2.924 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) plus a new two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.636 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.456 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up a repeat of "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.494 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9) alongside the penultimate week of "Fringe" (2.418 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

And finally, repeats of "Nikita" (0.964 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "Arrow" (0.885 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) on The CW (0.924 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Nikita" delivered a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Arrow" a 0.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+23.08% - Blue Bloods
+20.00% - Undercover Boss
+16.67% - Malibu Country
+14.29% - CSI: NY
+11.11% - Shark Tank
+7.14% - Last Man Standing
+7.14% - 20/20
-6.67% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - Fringe (vs. 12/21/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+38.46% - Undercover Boss (vs. A Gifted Man)
+17.65% - Shark Tank (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
+7.14% - Last Man Standing (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
+3.70% - Dateline NBC (vs. Grimm/Dateline NBC)
0.00% - Malibu Country (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
-5.88% - CSI: NY
-11.11% - Blue Bloods
-11.76% - 20/20
-27.27% - Fringe

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," 3.2/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.4/6.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

* Friday season averages heading into this week were: in metered-market households, "Tonight," 2.8 rating, 7 share; "Late Show," 2.5/6; "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4. In the Local People Meters, 18-49 season averages for Friday were: "Tonight," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.7/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/13/12):

CBS (10.34 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T1) continued its Friday reign with new episodes of "A Gifted Man" (8.66 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8), "CSI: NY" (10.47 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2) and "Blue Bloods" (11.87 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1).

ABC (5.99 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T1) however shared the demo crown with a new "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (5.97 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) followed by the series finale of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (6.45 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2) and a new "20/20" (5.56 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2).

Next up was FOX (3.34 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with the return of "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.80 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2) and "Fringe" (2.89 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.35 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Chuck" (3.24 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11), "Grimm" (4.62 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and "Dateline NBC" (5.18 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8).

And finally, new episodes of "Nikita" (1.45 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and "Supernatural" (1.55 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) on The CW (1.50 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+30.77% - 20/20
+30.77% - Kitchen Nightmares (vs. 11/18/11)
+6.25% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 9:00
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 8:00
0.00% - Fringe (vs. 11/18/11)
-5.56% - CSI: NY
-6.67% - Grimm (vs. 12/16/11)
-7.14% - Dateline NBC
-10.00% - Chuck
-13.33% - A Gifted Man
-16.67% - Nikita
-25.00% - Supernatural

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+30.77% - Kitchen Nightmares (vs. Human Target)
+28.57% - Blue Bloods (vs. The Mentalist (Repeat))
+21.43% - 20/20
+16.67% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 8:00 (vs. Supernanny)
+13.33% - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - 9:00 (vs. Primetime: What Would You Do?)
0.00% - CSI: NY
0.00% - A Gifted Man (vs. Medium)
0.00% - Supernatural (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
-6.67% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
-8.33% - Fringe (vs. Human Target)
-13.33% - Dateline NBC
-25.00% - Chuck (vs. Minute to Win It (Repeat))
-28.57% - Nikita (vs. Smallville (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," 3.1/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.8/7; 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," 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

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" (1.4/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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