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[02/20/16 - 09:02 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Leads the Night Among Adults 18-49
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 (2/19/16):

ABC (5.744 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the network to beat among adults 18-49 on Friday with new episodes of "Last Man Standing" (6.658 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "Dr. Ken" (4.941 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Shark Tank" (6.175 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and "20/20" (5.257 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3).

CBS (8.458 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a close second with the return of "The Amazing Race" (5.909 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and new episodes of "Hawaii Five-0" (8.816 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (10.649 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2).

Next up was NBC (3.991 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its trio of "Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon" (3.688 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "Grimm" (4.023 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8) and "Dateline NBC" (4.263 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.576 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Sleepy Hollow" (3.152 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and "Second Chance" (2.001 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12).

And finally, new episodes of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.059 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and "The Originals" (0.864 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) on The CW (0.961 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Originals
+20.00% - Second Chance
+14.29% - Sleepy Hollow
+10.00% - Dr. Ken (vs. 2/5/16)
0.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. 2/5/16)
0.00% - Grimm
0.00% - Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
0.00% - The Vampire Diaries
-7.14% - Blue Bloods
-11.11% - Dateline NBC
-11.76% - Shark Tank
-15.38% - Hawaii Five-0
-29.41% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - Dr. Ken (vs. Cristela)
+14.29% - The Originals (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeats))
0.00% - Second Chance (vs. Glee)
0.00% - Sleepy Hollow (vs. World's Funniest Fails)
0.00% - The Vampire Diaries (vs. Hart of Dixie)
-7.69% - Last Man Standing
-13.33% - Blue Bloods
-15.38% - The Amazing Race (vs. Undercover Boss)
-21.43% - Hawaii Five-0
-25.00% - 20/20
-31.82% - Shark Tank
-40.00% - Grimm (vs. Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special (Repeat))
-46.67% - Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (vs. Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special (Repeat))
-46.67% - Dateline NBC (vs. Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special (Repeat))

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," 2.3/6; 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,"1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.4/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.2/4 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 0.4/3 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 (2/20/15):

ABC (7.103 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the winner of a tight demo race on Friday with its combination of "Last Man Standing" (6.538 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6), "Cristela" (5.081 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8), "Shark Tank" (8.378 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and "20/20" (7.123 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2).

NBC (5.081 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was a close second with its rebroadcast of "Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special" (5.081 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3).

Next up was CBS (10.020 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and originals from "Undercover Boss" (7.945 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6), "Hawaii Five-0" (10.502 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5) and "Blue Bloods" (11.615 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.228 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up fresh installments of "World's Funniest Fails" (2.562 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9) and "Glee" (1.894 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10).

And finally, a new "Hart of Dixie" (1.248 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.961 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.166 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) on The CW (1.156 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.6, 0.3 and 0.5 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - 20/20
+27.27% - Hawaii Five-0
+22.22% - Shark Tank
+15.38% - Blue Bloods
+8.33% - Undercover Boss
0.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. 2/6/15)
0.00% - World's Funniest Fails
0.00% - Glee
0.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 2/6/15)
-18.18% - Cristela (vs. 2/6/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+87.50% - Blue Bloods (vs. Blue Bloods (Repeat))
+85.71% - Undercover Boss (vs. Blue Bloods (Repeat))
+75.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Blue Bloods (Repeat))
+62.50% - Last Man Standing (vs. Last Man Standing (Repeat))
+29.41% - Shark Tank (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
+20.00% - Glee (vs. Enlisted/Raising Hope (Repeats))
+12.50% - Cristela (vs. Last Man Standing (Repeat))
+6.67% - 20/20
-11.11% - World's Funniest Fails (vs. Bones (Repeat))
-11.11% - Hart of Dixie (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (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," 3.2/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/5 with an encore.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.4/6; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/4 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" (1.5/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 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 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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