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[09/06/14 - 08:39 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Leads Demos, CBS Tops Viewers
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 (9/5/14):

ABC (3.937 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was the network to beat on Friday with its telecasts of "Stand Up to Cancer" (2.799 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Shark Tank" (3.674 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and "20/20" (5.338 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1).

NBC (3.421 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "Stand Up to Cancer" (2.502 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Dateline NBC" (4.772 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and "Saving Dr. Brantly: The Inside Story of a Medical Miracle" (2.989 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4).

Next up was CBS (4.047 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its lineup of "Stand Up to Cancer" (2.565 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Hawaii Five-0" (3.830 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (5.748 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.405 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) offered up its presentation of "Stand Up to Cancer" (0.972 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and a repeat of "Bones" (1.839 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, The CW (1.259 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) closed out the evening with its combination of "Masters of Illusion" (1.658 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.492 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "America's Next Top Model" (0.944 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.3, 0.4 and 0.4 rating, respectively.

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," 2.6/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5 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; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/6/13):

NBC (4.504 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) held off the competiton on Friday with its mix of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (3.485 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5), another "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (3.756 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (4.946 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1).

ABC (4.093 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then took home the silver with its combination of "Last Man Standing" (3.947 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "The Neighbors" (2.813 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Shark Tank" (4.092 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and the season premiere of "20/20" (4.807 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2).

Next up was FOX (2.469 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with repeats of "Bones" (3.290 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "The Following" (1.649 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Meanwhile, CBS (2.861 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) didn't get much of a spark from its documentary "Teach" (2.095 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) alongside a repeat of "Blue Bloods" (4.394 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

And finally, The CW (0.909 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with its lineup of "Perfect Score" (0.656 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13), a second "Perfect Score" (0.647 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and "America's Next Top Model" (1.167 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Score" delivered a 0.1 and a 0.2 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Top Model" a 0.6 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Perfect Score - 8:00
0.00% - Perfect Score - 8:30 (vs. 8/16/13)
-20.00% - America's Next Top Model

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+71.43% - Dateline NBC (vs. Grimm (Repeat)/Dateline NBC)
+33.33% - America's Next Top Model (vs. Nikita (Repeat))
-9.09% - Teach (vs. Stand Up to Cancer/CSI: NY (Repeat))
-15.38% - 20/20 (vs. 20/20 (Repeat))
-71.43% - Perfect Score - 8:00 (vs. America's Next Top Model)
-71.43% - Perfect Score - 8:30 (vs. America's Next Top Model)

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," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5 with an encore.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 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 0.3/2 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" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 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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