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[05/24/14 - 05:43 PM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Top Demos with Newsmagazines
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/23/14):

ABC (5.253 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) was the demo champ on Friday thanks to repeat of "Shark Tank" (4.880 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) followed by the return of "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (4.948 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) and a new "20/20" (5.931 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1).

Sharing top honors was NBC (5.232 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) with a repeat of "Dateline NBC" (6.417 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) alongside the season finale of "Hannibal" (2.863 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5).

Next up was CBS (5.255 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its all-repeat lineup of "Undercover Boss" (3.860 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.845 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (7.060 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.319 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) served up encores of "24: Live Another Day" (1.481 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "Gang Related" (1.157 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

And finally, the conclusion to "Labyrinth, Part 2" (0.942 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) on The CW (0.942 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the film managed a 0.6 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Hannibal
-13.33% - 20/20 (vs. 5/9/14)
-50.00% - Labyrinth, Part 2 (vs. 5/22/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - 20/20 (vs. 20/20 (Repeat))
0.00% - Hannibal (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
-18.75% - Primetime: What Would You Do? (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
-33.33% - Labyrinth, Part 2 (vs. Nikita (Repeat)/Supernatural (Repeat))

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 (5/24/13):

ABC (4.785 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the network to beat on Friday with its all-repeat lineup of "Shark Tank" (4.401 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), another "Shark Tank" (4.929 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "20/20" (5.026 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3).

NBC (5.108 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then claimed the silver with a rebroadcast of "Dateline NBC" (5.636 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and a new "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (4.051 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6).

Next up was FOX (2.842 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with a repeat of "Bones" (2.964 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and the special "Brain Games" (2.722 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.953 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up second runs of "Undercover Boss" (3.943 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "Blue Bloods" (4.817 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and another "Blue Bloods" (6.100 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "Nikita" (0.906 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "Supernatural" (0.880 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) on The CW (0.893 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 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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