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[09/19/15 - 08:51 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demo Chart with "Dateline"
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/18/15):

NBC (4.437 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the demo champ on Friday with an encore of "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" (3.294 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) followed by a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.009 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1).

CBS (5.135 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) then was the most-watched network with its all-repeat lineup of "Elementary" (3.691 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Hawaii Five-0" (5.475 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (6.238 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

Next up was ABC (3.771 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) and its mix of "Last Man Standing" (4.115 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), "ABC Fall Preview" (3.120 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8), "Shark Tank" (3.709 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) and "20/20" (3.987 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.504 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) served up repeats of "Gotham" (1.604 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and another "Gotham" (1.405 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

And finally, a new "Masters of Illusion" (1.949 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.883 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (2.086 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) on The CW (2.001 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) rounded out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.4, 0.3 and 0.3 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Masters of Illusion
+9.09% - Dateline NBC
-22.22% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Masters of Illusion
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-14.29% - ABC Fall Preview (vs. Last Man Standing (Repeat))
-22.22% - 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," 3.1/8; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/6; "Late Show," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 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 0.3/2 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 (9/19/14):

CBS (5.374 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) was the most-watched network on Friday with a special "Big Brother 16" (5.229 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) followed by repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (4.832 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) and "Blue Bloods" (6.062 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

NBC (4.297 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) then split the demo crown with a "The Biggest Loser" (2.404 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) recap and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.244 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2).

Next up was ABC (4.193 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its second run lineup of "Last Man Standing" (4.193 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), another "Last Man Standing" (4.062 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Shark Tank" (4.345 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and "20/20" (4.106 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.810 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up an encore of "Red Band Society" (2.075 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10) and a new "Utopia" (1.544 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11).

And finally, a new "Masters of Illusion" (1.503 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) plus repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.255 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "America's Next Top Model" (0.648 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (1.014 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.3, 0.3 and 0.2 rating, respectively.

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," 3.2/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 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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