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[12/05/15 - 08:39 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "Shark Tank" Top Demo Race
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 (12/4/15):

ABC (5.690 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the demo champ on Friday with its mix of "Last Man Standing" (6.634 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "Dr. Ken" (5.311 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "Shark Tank" (6.147 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "20/20" (4.952 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3).

The silver then went to CBS (6.379 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) with a new "The Amazing Race" (5.707 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) and repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (5.917 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "Blue Bloods" (7.514 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Next up was NBC (3.560 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) with originals from "Undateable" (2.918 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Truth Be Told" (2.309 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), "Grimm" (3.742 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "Dateline NBC" (4.326 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.764 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) offered up new episodes of "MasterChef Junior" (3.509 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6) and "World's Funniest" (2.019 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

And finally, a new "Reign" (1.083 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and the finale of "America's Next Top Model" (1.143 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) closed out the night on The CW (1.112 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - MasterChef Junior
+10.00% - The Amazing Race
+9.09% - 20/20
+8.33% - Last Man Standing (vs. 11/20/15)
0.00% - Dr. Ken (vs. 11/20/15)
0.00% - Undateable (vs. 11/20/15)
0.00% - Truth Be Told (vs. 11/20/15)
0.00% - World's Funniest
0.00% - America's Next Top Model (vs. 11/20/15)
0.00% - Reign (vs. 11/20/15)
-5.88% - Shark Tank (vs. 11/20/15)
-11.11% - Grimm (vs. 11/20/15)
-25.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. 11/20/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Dr. Ken (vs. Cristela)
+12.50% - Dateline NBC (vs. Constantine)
+8.33% - Last Man Standing
-8.33% - The Amazing Race
-11.11% - Undateable (vs. How Murray Saves Christmas (Repeat))
-11.11% - Shark Tank
-14.29% - 20/20
-25.00% - America's Next Top Model
-25.00% - Reign (vs. America's Next Top Model)
-27.27% - Grimm
-33.33% - Truth Be Told (vs. How Murray Saves Christmas (Repeat))
-37.50% - MasterChef Junior (vs. PAC-12 Championship Game)
-62.50% - World's Funniest (vs. PAC-12 Championship Game)

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," 3.0/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 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" (1.4/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 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 0.8/3 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/5/14):

FOX (5.073 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) snagged the top demo spot on Friday with its coverage of the "PAC-12 Championship Game" (5.073 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2).

ABC (6.348 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "Last Man Standing" (6.613 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Cristela" (4.676 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), "Shark Tank" (7.127 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "20/20" (6.273 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

Next up was CBS (5.808 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) with its mix of "The Amazing Race" (6.168 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "A Very Grammy Christmas" (4.649 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and a repeat "Blue Bloods" (6.607 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.898 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) served up its special "How Murray Saves Christmas" (3.604 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) followed by new episodes of "Grimm" (4.961 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6) and "Constantine" (3.129 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

And finally, a new "America's Next Top Model" (1.196 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) led into the season finale of "America's Next Top Model" (1.136 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) on The CW (1.165 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said duo posted a 0.4 and 0.5 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - The Amazing Race
+16.67% - 20/20
0.00% - America's Next Top Model (vs. 11/21/14)
-7.69% - Last Man Standing (vs. 11/21/14)
-8.33% - Grimm
-10.00% - Shark Tank (vs. 11/21/14)
-10.00% - Cristela (vs. 11/21/14)
-11.11% - Constantine

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - America's Next Top Model - 9:00 (vs. Nikita)
+33.33% - PAC-12 Championship Game (vs. Various)
+27.27% - 20/20
0.00% - A Very Grammy Christmas (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
0.00% - America's Next Top Model - 8:00 (vs. The Carrie Diaries)
-10.00% - Shark Tank
-10.00% - Cristela (vs. The Neighbors)
-14.29% - Last Man Standing
-20.00% - The Amazing Race (vs. Frosty the Snowman/Yes, Virginia (Repeats))
-27.27% - Constantine (vs. Dracula)
-31.25% - Grimm
-35.71% - How Murray Saves Christmas (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," 2.3/5 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.4/6 with an encore.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/3 with an encore.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 in metered-market households and a 0.6/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/3 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/2 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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