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[06/22/13 - 10:11 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "20/20" Leads Demo Charge for ABC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, june 21, 2013)

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

ABC (4.357 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the top demo draw on Friday with its mix of "Shark Tank" (3.994 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (3.796 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and "20/20" (5.281 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1).

NBC (5.085 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then took home the silver with a new "Dateline NBC" (5.353 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and the series finale of "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (4.550 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5).

Next up was CBS (4.606 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its repeat lineup of "Undercover Boss" (4.350 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.089 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (5.380 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.163 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up second runs of "Bones" (2.895 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "The Following" (1.431 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

And finally, repeats of "Nikita" (0.943 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "Supernatural" (0.956 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) on The CW (0.949 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 "Supernatural" a 0.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Rock Center With Brian Williams
-15.38% - Primetime: What Would You Do?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Whitney (Repeat)/Community (Repeat)/Dateline NBC)
+25.00% - 20/20
-8.33% - Primetime: What Would You Do? (vs. 20/20)
-30.77% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Dateline NBC)

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

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/22/12):

ABC (4.76 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) edged out the demo crown on Friday with a repeat of "Shark Tank" (4.54 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and a special two-hour "20/20" (4.88 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2).

NBC (4.44 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then claimed the silver with repeats of "Whitney" (2.54 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9) and "Community" (1.83 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) plus a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.57 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1).

Next up was CBS (4.83 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and its all-repeat lineup of "Undercover Boss" (4.82 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), "CSI: NY" (4.36 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8) and "Blue Bloods" (5.31 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.23 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) shared the bronze with its fellow repeat mix of "House" (1.99 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "Bones" (2.49 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

And finally, repeats of "Nikita" (1.27 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and "Supernatural" (1.36 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) on The CW (1.31 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+6.38% - Dateline NBC
-14.29% - 20/20 (vs. 6/8/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - 20/20 (vs. Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution/20/20)
-3.85% - 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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.3/8; 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," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). 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 with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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