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[04/12/14 - 08:53 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Crown with ABC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/11/14):

CBS (9.239 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) was the top draw on Friday with its mix of "Unforgettable" (7.662 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9), "Hawaii Five-0" (9.085 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) and "Blue Bloods" (10.970 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2).

ABC (5.624 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) then split the silver with its combination of "Last Man Standing" (5.575 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "The Neighbors" (3.873 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "Shark Tank" (6.490 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "20/20" (5.659 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

Next up was FOX (2.930 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with the return of "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.021 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and a second "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.840 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.719 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up its special "108 Hours: Inside the Hunt for the Boston Marathon Bombers" (3.907 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) alongside originals from "Grimm" (4.844 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "Hannibal" (2.406 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

And finally, a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.543 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.495 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and a new "Hart of Dixie" (1.076 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on The CW (1.297 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Whose Line" posted a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and 0.3 rating at 8:30/7:30c while "Dixie" managed a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Unforgettable
0.00% - Hannibal
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
0.00% - Hart of Dixie
-6.67% - 20/20
-7.69% - Grimm
-11.11% - The Neighbors
-15.38% - Last Man Standing
-15.79% - Shark Tank

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+71.43% - Grimm (vs. Grimm (Repeat))
+71.43% - Kitchen Nightmares (vs. Kitchen Nightmares (Repeat))
+62.50% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Vegas)
+50.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. The Carrie Diaries (Repeat))
+37.50% - Last Man Standing (vs. Happy Endings)
+33.33% - The Neighbors (vs. Happy Endings)
+23.08% - Shark Tank (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
+15.38% - Blue Bloods
+10.00% - Kitchen Nightmares (vs. Kitchen Nightmares (Repeat))
0.00% - Hannibal (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Nikita)
-6.67% - 20/20
-12.50% - 108 Hours: Inside the Hunt for the Boston Marathon Bombers (vs. Fashion Star)
-28.57% - Unforgettable (vs. Undercover Boss)

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

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 3.0/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5 with an encore delayed by Masters golf coverage; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "Tonight," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore delayed by Masters golf coverage; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 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 Seth Meyers" (1.5/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4 delayed by Masters golf coverage). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 delayed by Masters golf coverage).

· 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.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/12/13):

CBS (8.183 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) was the most-watched network on Friday with its original lineup of "Undercover Boss" (7.301 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "Vegas" (7.003 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "Blue Bloods" (10.246 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3).

ABC (4.318 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) however shared the demo crown with its mix of "Happy Endings" (2.762 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), another "Happy Endings" (2.104 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12), a repeat of "Shark Tank" (5.107 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) and a new "20/20" (5.414 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1).

Next up was NBC (2.833 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) with a new "Fashion Star" (2.907 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) followed by a repeat of "Grimm" (2.532 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and a new "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (3.062 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.311 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) offered up repeats of "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.078 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and a second hour of "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.544 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5).

And finally, a new "Nikita" (1.323 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and a rebroadcast of "The Carrie Diaries" (0.588 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) closed out the evening on The CW (0.955 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Nikita" delivered a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Carrie" a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
33.33% - Fashion Star
33.33% - Nikita
14.29% - Rock Center With Brian Williams
-7.14% - Blue Bloods
-11.11% - Vegas
-12.50% - Undercover Boss
-16.67% - 20/20
-27.27% - Happy Endings - 8:00
-40.00% - Happy Endings - 8:30

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Nikita
-6.25% - 20/20
-7.14% - Blue Bloods (vs. ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends - In Concert)
-11.11% - Fashion Star (vs. Who Do You Think You Are? (Repeat))
-17.65% - Undercover Boss
-27.27% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Dateline NBC)
-42.86% - Vegas (vs. ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends - In Concert)
-50.00% - Happy Endings - 8:00 (vs. Shark Tank)
-62.50% - Happy Endings - 8:30 (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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.6/4 with an encore delayed by golf; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore delayed by golf; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 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" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3 delayed by golf). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 delayed by golf).

* 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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