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[10/10/15 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Holds Onto Demo Crown
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 (10/9/15):

ABC (5.458 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) held onto the demo crown on Friday with new episodes of "Last Man Standing" (6.315 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2), "Dr. Ken" (5.777 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2), "Shark Tank" (5.768 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and "20/20" (4.560 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7).

CBS (8.419 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then claimed the silver with its mainstays "The Amazing Race" (5.887 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.903 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (10.469 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

Next up was NBC (3.882 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with the return of "Undateable" (2.704 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), another "Undateable" (2.419 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (4.542 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.553 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up repeats of "Gotham" (1.608 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "Rosewood" (1.498 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, the season premiere of "Reign" (0.955 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and a new "America's Next Top Model" (0.990 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) on The CW (0.972 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Hawaii Five-0
+8.33% - Last Man Standing
-7.14% - Dr. Ken
-7.69% - Blue Bloods
-8.33% - The Amazing Race
-9.09% - 20/20
-11.76% - Shark Tank
-18.18% - Dateline NBC
-25.00% - America's Next Top Model

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - Undateable - 8:30 (vs. A to Z (Repeat))
+14.29% - Undateable - 8:00 (vs. Bad Judge (Repeat))
8.33% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Dr. Ken (vs. Cristela)
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - The Amazing Race
-10.00% - Dateline NBC
-15.38% - Hawaii Five-0
-16.67% - 20/20
-21.05% - Shark Tank
-25.00% - America's Next Top Model
-45.45% - Reign (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway?)

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," 2.8/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; 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," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; 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 0.4/2 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" (1.1/4 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" (0.3/2 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/10/14):

ABC (6.295 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the top draw on Friday thanks to week two of "Last Man Standing" (6.557 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), the premiere of "Cristela" (6.568 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and originals from "Shark Tank" (7.226 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "20/20" (5.096 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).

CBS (8.655 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then claimed the silver with its lineup of "The Amazing Race" (5.967 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7), "Hawaii Five-0" (9.170 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and "Blue Bloods" (10.828 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).

Next up was NBC (4.368 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with encores of "Bad Judge" (3.579 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "A to Z" (2.235 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) followed by a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.098 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.715 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up a new "Utopia" (1.866 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and a repeat "Gotham" (1.564 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14).

And finally, The CW (1.277 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening with a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.539 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.496 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and a new "America's Next Top Model" (1.037 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.4, 0.4 and 0.6 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
+16.67% - Utopia
+5.56% - Shark Tank
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - America's Next Top Model
-8.33% - The Amazing Race
-9.09% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. The Tomorrow People (Repeat))
+44.44% - Cristela (vs. The Neighbors)
+11.76% - Shark Tank
+9.09% - 20/20
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - America's Next Top Model
-7.14% - Hawaii Five-0
-9.09% - Dateline NBC
-14.29% - Blue Bloods
-15.38% - The Amazing Race (vs. Undercover Boss)
-50.00% - Utopia (vs. MasterChef Junior)

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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

·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; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

·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" (1.3/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/3 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" (0.3/2 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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