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[05/03/14 - 04:17 PM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Shark Tank" Victory
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/2/14):

ABC (6.966 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the top demo draw on Friday with its mix of "Shark Tank: Swimming with Sharks" (5.836 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "Shark Tank" (8.084 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and "20/20" (6.980 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2).

CBS (9.214 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) then was the most-watched network with originals from "Unforgettable" (7.575 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.689 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) and "Blue Bloods" (11.378 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3).

Next up was NBC (4.791 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and its lineup of "Dateline NBC" (6.418 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6), "Grimm" (5.198 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5) and "Hannibal" (2.758 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.488 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.426 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) and another "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.551 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

And finally, a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.194 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.009 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and a new "Hart of Dixie" (0.674 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) rounded out the night on The CW (0.888 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Whose Line" posted a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and 0.2 rating at 8:30/7:30c while "Dixie" managed a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+29.41% - Shark Tank
+22.22% - Unforgettable
+21.43% - 20/20
+15.38% - Blue Bloods
+10.00% - Hannibal
+7.69% - Grimm
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-10.00% - Kitchen Nightmares - 8:00
-20.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
-33.33% - Kitchen Nightmares - 9:00
-33.33% - Hart of Dixie

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Shark Tank: Swimming with Sharks (vs. Happy Endings)
+71.43% - Dateline NBC (vs. Fashion Star)
+33.33% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Nikita)
+33.33% - Kitchen Nightmares - 9:00 (Vs. Touch)
+33.33% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Vegas)
+29.41% - Shark Tank
+16.67% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
+15.38% - Blue Bloods
+6.25% - 20/20
0.00% - Hannibal (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
-8.33% - Unforgettable (vs. Undercover Boss)
-18.18% - Kitchen Nightmares - 8:00
-33.33% - Hart of Dixie (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))

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," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5 with an encore.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3 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) trailed CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 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 0.7/3 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 (5/3/13):

ABC (4.489 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the demo champ on Friday with its mix of "Happy Endings" (2.719 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9), the season finale of "Happy Endings" (2.130 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "Shark Tank" (5.530 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and "20/20" (5.513 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2).

CBS (8.104 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was the most-watched network with its lineup of "Undercover Boss" (7.194 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Vegas" (7.262 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8) and "Blue Bloods" (9.857 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

Next up was NBC (4.170 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its combination of "Fashion Star" (3.008 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "Dateline NBC" (5.295 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (4.208 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.613 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up new episodes of "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.999 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "Touch" (2.228 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12).

And finally, a new "Nikita" (1.206 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and a rebroadcast of "Supernatural" (0.784 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) closed out the evening for The CW (0.995 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). 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):
+60.00% - Happy Endings - 8:00
+33.33% - 20/20
+22.22% - Rock Center With Brian Williams
+16.67% - Happy Endings - 8:30
+10.00% - Kitchen Nightmares
0.00% - Fashion Star
0.00% - Touch
0.00% - Nikita
-7.14% - Blue Bloods
-10.00% - Vegas
-10.53% - Shark Tank
-25.00% - Undercover Boss

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+21.43% - Shark Tank (vs. Primetime: What Would You Do?)
+10.00% - Kitchen Nightmares (vs. The Finder)
+6.67% - 20/20
-7.14% - Blue Bloods
-7.69% - Dateline NBC (vs. Grimm)
-14.29% - Undercover Boss
-15.38% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Dateline NBC)
-22.22% - Fashion Star (vs. Who Do You Think You Are?)
-25.00% - Nikita
-30.77% - Vegas (vs. CSI: NY)
-33.33% - Touch (vs. Fringe)
-52.94% - Happy Endings - 8:00 (vs. Shark Tank)
-58.82% - 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," 2.3/5; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5 with an encore.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/3 with an encore.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.3/4 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" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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