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[04/27/13 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Blue Bloods," "Undercover Boss" Put CBS on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, april 26, 2013)

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

CBS (8.821 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) claimed top honors on Friday thanks to new episodes of "Undercover Boss" (8.742 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2), "Vegas" (7.360 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and "Blue Bloods" (10.361 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

ABC (4.322 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then had to settle for second place with originals from "Happy Endings" (2.224 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12), another "Happy Endings" (1.794 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), "Shark Tank" (6.399 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "20/20" (4.557 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5).

Next up was NBC (3.863 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its mix of "Fashion Star" (2.916 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9), "Grimm" (4.856 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (3.819 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.635 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up the return of "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.956 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and "Touch" (2.315 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

And finally, a new "Nikita" (1.176 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and a rebroadcast of "Oh Sit!" (0.796 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) on The CW (0.986 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Nikita" delivered a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Sit" a 0.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Vegas (vs. 4/12/13)
+14.29% - Undercover Boss (vs. 4/12/13)
+7.69% - Blue Bloods (vs. 4/12/13)
0.00% - Touch (vs. 4/5/13)
0.00% - Happy Endings - 8:30 (vs. 4/12/13)
-9.09% - Kitchen Nightmares (vs. 3/15/13)
-9.52% - Shark Tank (vs. 4/5/13)
-12.50% - Fashion Star (vs. 4/12/13)
-13.33% - Grimm (vs. 4/5/13)
-25.00% - Nikita (vs. 4/12/13)
-33.33% - 20/20
-37.50% - Happy Endings - 8:00 (vs. 4/12/13)
-57.14% - Rock Center With Brian Williams

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+72.73% - Shark Tank (vs. Primetime: What Would You Do?)
0.00% - Undercover Boss
0.00% - Blue Bloods
-7.14% - Grimm
-9.09% - Kitchen Nightmares (vs. The Finder)
-14.29% - 20/20
-18.18% - Rock Center With Brian Williams
-25.00% - Nikita
-28.57% - Vegas (vs. CSI: NY)
-30.00% - Fashion Star (vs. Who Do You Think You Are?)
-45.45% - Touch (vs. Fringe)
-57.14% - Happy Endings - 8:30 (vs. Shark Tank)
-64.29% - Happy Endings - 8:00 (vs. Shark Tank)

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," 2.6/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5 with an encore.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4 with an encore.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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 (4/27/12):

CBS (8.78 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the network to beat on Friday with original episodes of "Undercover Boss" (7.15 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1), "CSI: NY" (8.99 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) and "Blue Bloods" (10.21 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2).

The silver then went to ABC (4.80 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) with new episodes of "Shark Tank" (5.41 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (4.04 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and "20/20" (4.96 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2).

Next up was NBC (4.60 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its combination of "Who Do You Think You Are?" (5.21 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11), "Grimm" (4.49 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) and "Dateline NBC" (4.09 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.35 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up fresh installments of "The Finder" (3.94 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and "Fringe" (3.14 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

And finally, new episodes of "Nikita" (1.32 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and "Supernatural" (1.53 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) on The CW (1.26 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Who Do You Think You Are? (vs. 4/6/12)
+10.00% - Fringe
+7.69% - 20/20
+7.69% - Grimm
0.00% - Supernatural
0.00% - Nikita
-5.88% - Undercover Boss (vs. 4/13/12)
-8.33% - The Finder
-12.50% - CSI: NY (vs. 4/6/12)
-12.50% - Shark Tank (vs. 4/13/12)
-15.38% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
-17.65% - Blue Bloods (vs. 4/6/12)
-21.43% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Who Do You Think You Are? (vs. Friday Night Lights)
+16.67% - Shark Tank
+16.67% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
-5.88% - Undercover Boss (vs. The Royal Wedding: Modern Majesty)
-6.67% - 20/20 (vs. 20/20: A Modern Fairy Tale)
-8.33% - Dateline NBC
-12.50% - Blue Bloods
-15.38% - The Finder (vs. Kitchen Nightmares)
-15.38% - Fringe
-17.65% - CSI: NY
-26.67% - Primetime: What Would You Do? (vs. 20/20: A Modern Fairy Tale)
-33.33% - Supernatural
-50.00% - Nikita (vs. Smallville)

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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5 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" (0.6/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households 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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