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[12/26/15 - 09:03 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "CMA Country Christmas" Win 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/25/15):

ABC (4.439 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the demo champ on Christmas evening with encores of "CMA Country Christmas" (4.834 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and "20/20" (3.648 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2).

NBC (3.271 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then snagged the silver with a new "Truth Be Told" (2.011 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), a second "Truth Be Told" (1.669 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and a rebroadcast of "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" (3.987 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2).

Next up was CBS (4.808 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its trio of "The Andy Griffith Show Christmas Special" (5.189 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2), "Blue Bloods" (4.160 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and another "Blue Bloods" (5.077 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.537 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up second runs of "MasterChef Junior" (1.770 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "American Country Countdown's Top 10 Stories of 2015" (1.305 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12).

And finally, repeats of "iHeartRadio Jingle Ball" (0.969 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.002 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) closed out the night on The CW (0.977 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-33.33% - Truth Be Told (vs. 12/11/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-50.00% - Truth Be Told - 8:00 (vs. Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon)
-60.00% - Truth Be Told - 8:30 (vs. Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon)

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," 1.7/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.5/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/2 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/1 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.8/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 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 (12/26/14):

NBC (5.353 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) was the most-watched network on Friday with its duo of "Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon" (4.855 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.603 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

Sharing the demo crown however was ABC (4.780 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) and its lineup of "Last Man Standing" (4.789 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5), "Cristela" (3.789 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Shark Tank" (4.775 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and "20/20" (5.277 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1).

Next up was CBS (4.070 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its special "Now That's Funny! On Set with TV's Hottest Comedies: A Paley Center for Media Special" (3.561 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) followed by repeats of "Mom" (3.217 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "Blue Bloods" (5.259 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.491 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up encores of "Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas" (2.360 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Bob's Burgers" (1.540 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "Glee" (1.031 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13).

And finally, repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.236 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.171 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.155 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) closed out the evening on The CW (1.179 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.3, 0.4 and 0.2 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
-14.29% - 20/20
-15.38% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+46.67% - Dateline NBC (vs. What We Wasted Our Year On/Grimm (Repeat))
+9.09% - 20/20
-9.09% - Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (vs. Dateline NBC)
-24.73% - Now That's Funny! On Set with TV's Hottest Comedies: A Paley Center for Media Special (vs. Undercover Boss/Garth Brooks, Live from Las Vegas (Repeats))

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," 2.6/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.7/4 with an encore; 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," 0.9/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/1 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" (0.9/3 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" (0.2/1 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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