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[04/11/15 - 08:39 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Shark Tank" Hands Demo Crown to ABC
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/10/15):

ABC (6.095 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the top draw on Friday with its mix of "Last Man Standing" (6.352 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "Cristela" (5.154 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9), "Shark Tank" (6.559 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and "20/20" (5.975 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).

CBS (8.205 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) then was the most-watched network with its trio of "The Amazing Race" (5.846 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.637 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (10.133 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3).

Next up was NBC (5.116 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) with originals from "Grimm" (4.797 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "Dateline NBC" (5.275 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.905 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up the feature "Date Night" (1.905 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10).

And finally, second runs of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.620 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.685 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Jane the Virgin" (1.068 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (1.360 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.4, 0.5 and 0.4 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - 20/20
+10.00% - Grimm
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Cristela
-7.69% - Blue Bloods
-8.33% - Hawaii Five-0
-8.33% - The Amazing Race
-8.33% - Dateline NBC
-16.67% - Shark Tank (vs. 3/20/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+57.14% - Grimm (vs. 108 Hours: Inside the Hunt for the Boston Marathon Bombers)
+25.00% - Cristela (vs. The Neighbors)
+10.00% - The Amazing Race (vs. Unforgettable)
+10.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Grimm/Hannibal)
+9.09% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - 20/20
-6.25% - Shark Tank
-15.38% - Hawaii Five-0
-20.00% - Blue Bloods

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," 3.1/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.4/4 with an encore delayed by Masters golf coverage; 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," 1.2/6; "Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore delayed by golf coverage; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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 Seth Meyers" (1.6/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden " (0.8/3 with an encore delayed by golf coverage). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show with James Corden" (0.1/1 with an encore delayed by golf coverage).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/11/14):

CBS (9.239 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) was the top draw on Friday with its mix of "Unforgettable" (7.662 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9), "Hawaii Five-0" (9.085 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) and "Blue Bloods" (10.970 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2).

ABC (5.624 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) then split the silver with its combination of "Last Man Standing" (5.575 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "The Neighbors" (3.873 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "Shark Tank" (6.490 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "20/20" (5.659 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

Next up was FOX (2.930 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with the return of "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.021 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and a second "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.840 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.719 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up its special "108 Hours: Inside the Hunt for the Boston Marathon Bombers" (3.907 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) alongside originals from "Grimm" (4.844 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "Hannibal" (2.406 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

And finally, a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.543 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.495 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and a new "Hart of Dixie" (1.076 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on The CW (1.297 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Whose Line" posted a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and 0.3 rating at 8:30/7:30c while "Dixie" managed a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Unforgettable
0.00% - Hannibal
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
0.00% - Hart of Dixie
-6.67% - 20/20
-7.69% - Grimm
-11.11% - The Neighbors
-15.38% - Last Man Standing
-15.79% - Shark Tank

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+71.43% - Grimm (vs. Grimm (Repeat))
+71.43% - Kitchen Nightmares (vs. Kitchen Nightmares (Repeat))
+62.50% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Vegas)
+50.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. The Carrie Diaries (Repeat))
+37.50% - Last Man Standing (vs. Happy Endings)
+33.33% - The Neighbors (vs. Happy Endings)
+23.08% - Shark Tank (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
+15.38% - Blue Bloods
+10.00% - Kitchen Nightmares (vs. Kitchen Nightmares (Repeat))
0.00% - Hannibal (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Nikita)
-6.67% - 20/20
-12.50% - 108 Hours: Inside the Hunt for the Boston Marathon Bombers (vs. Fashion Star)
-28.57% - Unforgettable (vs. Undercover Boss)

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," 3.0/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5 with an encore delayed by Masters golf coverage; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/5 with an encore.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "Tonight," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore delayed by Masters golf coverage; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3 with an encore.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 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" (1.5/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4 delayed by Masters golf coverage). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 delayed by Masters golf coverage).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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