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[12/13/14 - 08:31 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges NBC, CBS in Tight Demo Race
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 (12/12/14):

ABC (6.133 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the top demo draw on Friday with its mix of "Last Man Standing" (6.040 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), "Cristela" (4.540 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10), "Shark Tank" (7.004 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and "20/20" (6.108 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).

NBC (5.179 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a close second place with its trio of "Dateline NBC" (7.189 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3), "Grimm" (5.054 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) and "Constantine" (3.295 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9).

Next up was CBS (8.597 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) who was also in the hunt with "The Amazing Race" (5.943 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.738 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "Blue Bloods" (11.110 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.758 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up a repeat "MasterChef Junior" (1.694 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) followed by another "MasterChef Junior" (1.822 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

And finally, an encore of "The Librarians" (1.556 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and a second "The Librarians" (1.561 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) encore on The CW (1.558 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said duo posted a 0.2 and 0.3 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Constantine
+18.18% - Grimm
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. 11/28/14)
-7.69% - Blue Bloods (vs. 11/21/14)
-8.33% - Last Man Standing
-8.33% - The Amazing Race
-11.11% - Cristela
-15.38% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. 11/21/14)
-16.67% - Shark Tank

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - Dateline NBC
+8.33% - Grimm
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Blue Bloods
-8.33% - Last Man Standing
-8.33% - Hawaii Five-0
-9.09% - Constantine (vs. Dracula)
-11.11% - Cristela (vs. The Neighbors)
-21.43% - The Amazing Race (vs. Undercover Boss)
-25.00% - 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.8/6; 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," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.4/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 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 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/13/13):

ABC (6.090 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) held onto the demo crown on Friday with its mix of "Last Man Standing" (6.259 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "The Neighbors" (4.144 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10), "Shark Tank" (7.122 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "20/20" (5.948 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2).

CBS (8.976 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the most-watched network powered its lineup of "Undercover Boss" (7.274 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.907 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and "Blue Bloods" (10.750 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).

Next up was NBC (5.259 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with new episodes of "Dateline NBC" (6.115 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), "Grimm" (5.260 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and a second "Grimm" (4.401 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.761 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up a repeat of "Bones" (3.514 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) alongside originals from "Raising Hope" (2.117 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) and another "Raising Hope" (1.902 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13).

And finally, new episodes of "The Carrie Diaries" (0.784 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "Nikita" (0.625 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) on The CW (0.704 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Carrie" delivered a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Nikita" a 0.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - 20/20
0.00% - Shark Tank
0.00% - Undercover Boss (vs. 11/22/13)
0.00% - Raising Hope - 9:30
-10.00% - The Neighbors
-12.50% - Raising Hope - 9:00
-14.29% - Last Man Standing
-20.00% - Blue Bloods (vs. 11/22/13)
-20.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. 11/22/13)
-21.43% - Dateline NBC
-25.00% - Grimm
-33.33% - Nikita
-50.00% - The Carrie Diaries

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Shark Tank (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
+22.22% - Dateline NBC (vs. Michael Buble Christmas Special (Repeat))
+9.09% - Grimm - 9:00 (vs. Take It All)
0.00% - Blue Bloods (vs. CBS News Special: Tragedy in Newtown)
-12.50% - 20/20
-20.00% - Last Man Standing
-22.58% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Yes, Virginia (Repeat)/Elf on a Shelf (Repeat))
-26.32% - Undercover Boss (vs. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Repeat))
-36.36% - Raising Hope - 9:00 (vs. Fringe)
-40.00% - The Neighbors (vs. Malibu Country)
-45.00% - Grimm - 10:00 (vs. Dateline NBC)
-45.45% - Raising Hope (vs. Fringe)
-50.00% - Nikita (vs. Prancer Returns (Repeat))
-50.00% - The Carrie Diaries (vs. Prancer Returns (Repeat))

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; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.8/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5.

·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; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households with an encore 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" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 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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