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[06/27/15 - 08:42 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos with FIFA Women's Wold Cup
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 (6/26/15):

FOX (4.580 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the demo champ on Friday with its primetime coverage of the "FIFA Women's World Cup 2015" (5.542 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) followed by a repeat "The Simpsons" (1.693 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

The silver then went to ABC (4.407 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) with a repeat "Shark Tank" (4.163 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) alongside new episodes of "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (4.201 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "20/20" (4.859 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2).

Next up was NBC (4.215 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) with an encore of "America's Got Talent" (3.869 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and a new "Dateline NBC" (4.908 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.919 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up the season finale of "The Briefcase" (3.958 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) alongside repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (4.704 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) and "Blue Bloods" (6.096 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "The Last Ship" (1.067 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and another "The Last Ship" (1.010 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) on The CW (1.039 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said duo posted a 0.2 and 0.2 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - Dateline NBC
+10.00% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
-14.29% - 20/20
-22.22% - The Briefcase (vs. 6/24/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+341.86% - FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 (vs. MasterChef (Repeat)/Rake)
+175.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Crossbones)
+16.67% - The Briefcase (vs. Undercover Boss (Repeat))
-7.69% - 20/20
-8.33% - Primetime: What Would You Do?

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," 2.4/6 with an encore telecast; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.6/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4 with an encore; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.3/2 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 1.3/4 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (0.8/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 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 0.2/2 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 (6/27/14):

ABC (5.135 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the network to beat on Friday with its mix of "Shark Tank" (4.764 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (4.447 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) and "20/20" (6.194 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1).

CBS (4.941 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then took home the silver with its all-repeat lineup of "Undercover Boss" (3.373 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Hawaii Five-0" (5.151 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (6.299 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4).

Next up was NBC (3.311 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its special "A Leap of Faith: A Meredith Vieira Special" (3.822 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) plus a new "Crossbones" (2.290 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.540 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up an encore of "MasterChef" (1.756 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) alongside the final "Rake" (1.325 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12).

And finally, second runs of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.177 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.100 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "Hart of Dixie" (0.578 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) closed out the night on The CW (0.858 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Whose Line" posted a 0.5 rating at 8:00/7:00c and 0.5 rating at 8:30/7:30c while "Dixie" managed a 0.2 rating.

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," 1.9/5 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 with an encore; 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," 0.7/2 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3 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 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.0/3 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 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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