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[04/19/14 - 09:02 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "Shark Tank," "20/20"
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/18/14):

ABC (6.430 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the demo champ on Friday with its mix of "Last Man Standing" (5.212 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4), a repeat "Last Man Standing" (4.037 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11), "Shark Tank" (6.469 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) and "20/20" (8.197 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1).

CBS (7.330 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) then was the most-watched network with a new "Unforgettable" (7.166 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) alongside repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (6.437 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) and "Blue Bloods" (8.389 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

Next up was NBC (4.955 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) with a repeat "Dateline NBC" (5.478 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) followed by originals from "Dateline NBC" (6.457 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and "Hannibal" (2.930 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.719 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) served up new episodes of "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.939 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and a second "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.499 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

And finally, a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.367 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.293 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and a new "Hart of Dixie" (0.805 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on The CW (1.067 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Whose Line" posted a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and 0.4 rating at 8:30/7:30c while "Dixie" managed a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - 20/20
+12.50% - Hannibal
0.00% - Shark Tank
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. 4/4/14)
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
0.00% - Hart of Dixie
-10.00% - Unforgettable
-16.67% - Kitchen Nightmares - 8:00
-18.18% - Kitchen Nightmares - 9:00

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," 2.3/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6 with an encore.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4 with an encore.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/4 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 Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 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 (4/19/13):

NBC (8.933 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the top draw on a night dominated by news coverage with its "NBC News Special" (10.470 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1), a second hour of "NBC News Special" (9.222 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) and a new "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (7.107 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3).

ABC (7.208 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then snagged the silver with its mix of "ABC News Special" (7.577 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6), a second hour of "ABC News Special" (7.748 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) and a new "20/20" (6.299 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5).

Next up was CBS (6.741 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with its lineup of "CBS News Special" (6.992 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7), a second hour of "CBS News Special" (7.282 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8) and a third hour of "CBS News Special" (5.949 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.995 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up its own "FOX News Special" (3.240 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10) and a second hour of "FOX News Special" (2.751 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

And finally, The CW (1.056 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) likewise carried a "The CW News Special" (1.141 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and a second hour of "The CW News Special" (0.971 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13).

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 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.6/6.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.0/5.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.8/5 in metered-market households and a 0.8/4 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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