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[11/07/15 - 09:10 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Demo Race with "Shark Tank"
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/6/15):

ABC (6.014 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the network to beat among adults 18-49 on Friday with originals from "Last Man Standing" (6.840 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Dr. Ken" (5.415 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Shark Tank" (6.693 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "20/20" (5.222 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2).

CBS (8.453 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) then was the most-watched broadcaster with its trio of "The Amazing Race" (5.859 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.749 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (10.752 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).

Next up was FOX (3.176 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) with the return of "MasterChef Junior" (4.123 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and "World's Funniest" (2.228 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.457 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up new episodes from "Undateable" (2.698 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12), "Truth Be Told" (2.141 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13), "Grimm" (3.754 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) and "Dateline NBC" (4.197 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

And finally, new episodes of "Reign" (0.992 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "America's Next Top Model" (0.932 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) on The CW (0.962 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Reign (vs. 10/23/15)
+50.00% - America's Next Top Model
+25.00% - Dateline NBC
+14.29% - Shark Tank
+9.09% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Dr. Ken
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Undateable
-8.33% - The Amazing Race
-9.09% - Grimm
-14.29% - Truth Be Told
-23.53% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+116.67% - MasterChef Junior (vs. MasterChef Junior (Repeat))
+100.00% - World's Funniest (vs. Gotham (Repeat))
+20.00% - Dr. Ken (vs. Cristela)
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Constantine)
-7.69% - Last Man Standing
-8.33% - Hawaii Five-0
-8.33% - The Amazing Race
-14.29% - Blue Bloods
-15.79% - Shark Tank
-23.08% - Grimm
-23.53% - 20/20
-25.00% - America's Next Top Model
-33.33% - Reign (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
-50.00% - Undateable (vs. Dateline NBC)
-57.14% - Truth Be Told (vs. Dateline NBC)

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," 2.6/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.3/6; 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," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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 0.4/2 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" (1.0/3 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 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 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 (11/7/14):

ABC (6.840 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the demo champ on Friday thanks to its mix of "Last Man Standing" (6.630 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5), "Cristela" (4.976 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), "Shark Tank" (7.763 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "20/20" (6.954 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2).

CBS (8.809 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) then was the most-watched network with its trio of "The Amazing Race" (6.104 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.915 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (11.411 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3).

Next up was NBC (5.305 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) with originals from "Dateline NBC" (7.847 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3), "Grimm" (4.936 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and "Constantine" (3.131 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.662 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up encores of "MasterChef Junior" (2.035 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) and "Gotham" (1.289 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

And finally, The CW (1.187 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening with a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.400 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.214 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and a new "America's Next Top Model" (1.068 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.4, 0.4 and 0.5 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - America's Next Top Model
+27.27% - Blue Bloods
+21.43% - 20/20
+18.18% - Grimm
+11.11% - Constantine
+9.09% - Hawaii Five-0
+9.09% - The Amazing Race
+8.33% - Last Man Standing
+7.69% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Cristela
-5.00% - Shark Tank
-16.67% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. 10/10/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. The Carrie Diaries)
+40.00% - Dateline NBC
+21.43% - 20/20
+7.69% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - America's Next Top Model
0.00% - Grimm
0.00% - Constantine (vs. Dracula)
-5.00% - Shark Tank
-7.14% - Last Man Standing
-9.09% - Cristela (vs. The Neighbors)
-14.29% - Hawaii Five-0
-33.33% - The Amazing Race (vs. Undercover Boss)

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

·Friday's edition of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," with guests Jay Leno, Lucy Liu and Kevin Delaney, with Dave Davies sitting in with The Roots, averaged a 3.3 rating, 8 share in metered-market households, making it the top-rated Friday telecast of "The Tonight Show" in eight months (since March 7, with a 3.4/8 during the third week of Jimmy Fallon's tenure as "Tonight" host).

·In adult 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Tonight" scored a 1.2/6, equaling the show's highest Friday figure since March 7 (1.5/6).

·At 12:35 a.m. ET, an encore "Late Night with Seth Meyers" captured that show's highest result for a Friday telecast in metered-market households (1.6/5) since March 14 (also a 1.6/5). Last night's "Late Night" featured guests Amy Poehler and George R. R. Martin, with Captain Sensible from The Damned sitting in with the 8G Band.

·It was also the top Friday in the metered markets since March 14 for the 1:35 a.m. encore of "Last Call with Carson Daly" (1.0/4), which last night featured guests Conor McGreggor and Fahim Anwar with musical guest Shannon and the Clams.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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