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[05/02/15 - 09:07 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Shark Tank," "Beyond the Tank" Top Demos for 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/1/15):

ABC (5.890 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the demo champ on Friday with a new "Shark Tank" (6.921 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1), the premiere of "Beyond the Tank" (6.305 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and "20/20" (4.446 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

CBS (8.344 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then took home the silver with new episodes of "The Amazing Race" (5.535 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (8.481 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) followed by the season finale of "Blue Bloods" (11.016 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

Next up was NBC (4.990 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with originals from "Grimm" (4.222 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8) and "Dateline NBC" (5.373 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.557 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up the feature "Taken" (2.557 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9).

And finally, The CW (0.696 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with its lineup of "Cedric's Barber Battle" (0.747 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.742 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "The Messengers" (0.647 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.3, 0.2 and 0.2 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - Blue Bloods
+11.11% - Dateline NBC
+9.09% - Hawaii Five-0
-5.88% - Shark Tank
-9.09% - The Amazing Race
-10.00% - Grimm
-25.00% - Cedric's Barber Battle
-25.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
-50.00% - The Messengers
-80.77% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+6.67% - Shark Tank (vs. Shark Tank: Swimming with Sharks)
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeat))
0.00% - The Messengers (vs. Hart of Dixie)
-9.09% - The Amazing Race (vs. Unforgettable)
-13.33% - Blue Bloods
-20.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Grimm/Hannibal)
-25.00% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
-25.00% - Cedric's Barber Battle (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
-31.82% - Beyond the Tank (vs. Shark Tank)
-41.18% - 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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/6; 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," 1.1/5; "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 1.3/4 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" (1.3/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden " (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show with James Corden" (0.3/2 with an encore).

· 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.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/2/14):

ABC (6.966 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the top demo draw on Friday with its mix of "Shark Tank: Swimming with Sharks" (5.836 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "Shark Tank" (8.084 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and "20/20" (6.980 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2).

CBS (9.214 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) then was the most-watched network with originals from "Unforgettable" (7.575 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.689 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) and "Blue Bloods" (11.378 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3).

Next up was NBC (4.791 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and its lineup of "Dateline NBC" (6.418 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6), "Grimm" (5.198 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5) and "Hannibal" (2.758 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.488 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.426 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) and another "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.551 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

And finally, a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.194 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.009 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and a new "Hart of Dixie" (0.674 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) rounded out the night on The CW (0.888 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Whose Line" posted a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and 0.2 rating at 8:30/7:30c while "Dixie" managed a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+29.41% - Shark Tank
+22.22% - Unforgettable
+21.43% - 20/20
+15.38% - Blue Bloods
+10.00% - Hannibal
+7.69% - Grimm
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-10.00% - Kitchen Nightmares - 8:00
-20.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
-33.33% - Kitchen Nightmares - 9:00
-33.33% - Hart of Dixie

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Shark Tank: Swimming with Sharks (vs. Happy Endings)
+71.43% - Dateline NBC (vs. Fashion Star)
+33.33% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Nikita)
+33.33% - Kitchen Nightmares - 9:00 (Vs. Touch)
+33.33% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Vegas)
+29.41% - Shark Tank
+16.67% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
+15.38% - Blue Bloods
+6.25% - 20/20
0.00% - Hannibal (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
-8.33% - Unforgettable (vs. Undercover Boss)
-18.18% - Kitchen Nightmares - 8:00
-33.33% - Hart of Dixie (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))

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; 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," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3 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 0.5/3 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) trailed CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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