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[01/03/15 - 09:17 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Undercover Boss" Return Powers CBS to 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/2/15):

CBS (10.155 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) dominated the first Friday of 2015 with originals from "Undercover Boss" (8.589 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1), "Hawaii Five-0" (10.327 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) and "Blue Bloods" (11.551 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1).

ABC (4.797 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then claimed the silver with repeats of "Last Man Standing" (5.387 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7), "Cristela" (4.147 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8), "Shark Tank" (4.898 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and a new "20/20" (4.728 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).

Next up was NBC (4.339 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with repeats of "Grimm" (2.251 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "Dateline NBC" (5.383 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.267 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) offered up its own second runs of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.767 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9), another "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.404 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) and "Glee" (0.948 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15).

And finally, The CW (1.197 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) likewise went with repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.285 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.355 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.074 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.4, 0.3 and 0.2 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. 12/12/14)
+16.67% - Blue Bloods (vs. 12/12/14)
-8.33% - 20/20
-17.65% - Undercover Boss (vs. 12/28/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+55.56% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
+55.56% - Blue Bloods (vs. Blue Bloods (Repeat))
+16.67% - Undercover Boss (vs. Undercover Boss (Repeat))
-26.67% - 20/20

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 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/4 with an encore.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/1 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 1.1/3 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/1 with an encore).

·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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/3/14):

FOX (6.757 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the network to beat on Friday with its presentation of the "AT&T Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Missouri" (6.757 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1).

NBC (5.468 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) then was the number two draw with its mix of "Dateline NBC" (7.854 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2), "Grimm" (5.597 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4) and "Dracula" (2.954 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

Sharing the silver was ABC (5.394 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and its lineup of "Last Man Standing" (5.206 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7), another "Last Man Standing" (4.528 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8), "Shark Tank" (5.291 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4) and "20/20" (6.024 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.494 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up repeats of "Undercover Boss" (5.583 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6), "Hawaii Five-0" (5.928 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "Blue Bloods" (7.972 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

And finally, a new "The Carrie Diaries" (1.016 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and a repeat "Supernatural" (0.772 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.894 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Carrie" delivered a 0.6 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - Dateline NBC (vs. 12/13/13)
+33.33% - The Carrie Diaries (vs. 12/20/13)
+25.00% - 20/20 (vs. 12/20/13)
+16.67% - Grimm (vs. 12/13/13)
-18.18% - Dracula (vs. 12/6/13)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Go On (Repeat)/Go On (Repeat))
+33.33% - The Carrie Diaries (vs. Nikita (Repeat))
+7.14% - 20/20
-6.67% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
-40.00% - Dracula (vs. Dateline NBC)
-42.42% - AT&T Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Missouri

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," 2.0/4 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/4 with an encore.

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

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/3 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 Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2 with an encore).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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