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[07/11/15 - 09:04 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Split Top Adults 18-49 Honors
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 (7/10/15):

NBC (4.270 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) and ABC (4.144 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) shared the demo honors on Friday as the former served up a repeat of "America's Got Talent" (3.969 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) and a new "Dateline NBC" (4.874 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1).

The Alphabet then served up a repeat "Shark Tank" (4.193 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) plus originals from "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (4.011 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) and "20/20" (4.230 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2).

Next up was CBS (4.647 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its all-repeat lineup of "Elementary" (3.239 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.841 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Blue Bloods" (5.862 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.331 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up encores of "MasterChef" (1.628 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "Gotham" (1.035 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

And finally, the return of "Masters of Illusion" (1.594 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.251 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and a new "The Messengers" (1.248 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) on The CW (1.335 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. 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):
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. 6/26/15)
0.00% - The Messengers (vs. 6/19/15)
-9.09% - Primetime: What Would You Do? (vs. 6/26/15)
-16.67% - 20/20 (vs. 6/26/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+83.33% - Dateline NBC (vs. Crossbones)
+50.00% - The Messengers (vs. Reign (Repeat))
+11.11% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
-16.67% - 20/20
-25.00% - Masters of Illusion (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeat))

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

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Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/11/14):

NBC (4.979 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) and ABC (4.712 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) shared the demo crown on Friday as the former served up a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (6.090 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) and a new "Crossbones" (2.758 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

The Alphabet then served up its mix of "Shark Tank" (4.134 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (3.751 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "20/20" (6.252 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1).

Next up was CBS (5.250 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its repeat lineup of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (4.377 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.916 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6) and "Blue Bloods" (6.458 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.267 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up encores of "MasterChef" (1.606 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "24: Live Another Day" (0.929 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

And finally, repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.122 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.105 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "Reign" (0.581 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.847 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Whose Line" posted a 0.2 rating at 8:00/7:00c and 0.2 rating at 8:30/7:30c while "Reign" managed a 0.1 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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5 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," 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2 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 1.2/4 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" (1.3/4 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" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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