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[04/23/16 - 08:49 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Leads Modest Demo Race with "20/20"
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 (4/22/16):

ABC (5.449 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the adults 18-49 champ on Friday thanks to the season finales of "Last Man Standing" (5.907 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and "Dr. Ken" (4.638 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) plus originals from "Shark Tank" (5.339 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) and "20/20" (5.735 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1).

CBS (6.987 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a close second with new episodes of "The Amazing Race" (5.458 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and "Hawaii Five-0" (7.861 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) alongside a repeat "Blue Bloods" (7.642 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

Next up was NBC (3.819 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its trio of "Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon" (3.418 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11), "Grimm" (4.006 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and "Dateline NBC" (4.032 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.385 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up a repeat "Hell's Kitchen" (1.771 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and an original "Hell's Kitchen" (2.999 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

And finally, a new "The Vampire Diaries" (1.417 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and an encore "Containment" (1.167 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) on The CW (1.291 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - 20/20
+25.00% - The Vampire Diaries
+16.67% - Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
+12.50% - Grimm
+11.11% - The Amazing Race
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
-7.69% - Shark Tank
-9.09% - Last Man Standing
-10.00% - Dr. Ken
-10.00% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - The Vampire Diaries (vs. Cedric's Barber Battle/Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
0.00% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian)
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-9.09% - The Amazing Race
-30.00% - Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (vs. Grimm)
-41.18% - Last Man Standing (vs. Shark Tank)
-47.06% - Dr. Ken (vs. Shark Tank)
-75.00% - 20/20
-76.92% - Shark Tank (vs. 20/20)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5; 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 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 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" (1.2/4 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" (0.2/1 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/24/15):

ABC (13.838 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) was the top draw on Friday thanks to a new "Shark Tank" (7.788 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) and the two-hour special "20/20: Bruce Jenner - The Interview" (16.863 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1).

CBS (7.984 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was a distant second with its trio of "The Amazing Race" (5.921 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.280 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (9.752 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

Next up was NBC (4.453 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) with originals from "Grimm" (4.697 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "Dateline NBC" (4.331 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.015 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) offered up the feature "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" (3.015 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

And finally, new episodes of "Cedric's Barber Battle" (1.357 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.249 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "The Messengers" (1.198 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) on The CW (1.250 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 0.2, 0.2 and 0.2 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+300.00% - 20/20: Bruce Jenner - The Interview
+100.00% - Cedric's Barber Battle
+33.33% - The Messengers
+13.33% - Shark Tank
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. 4/10/15)
0.00% - The Amazing Race
0.00% - Grimm
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
-10.00% - Dateline NBC
-16.67% - Blue Bloods (vs. 4/10/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+215.15% - 20/20: Bruce Jenner - The Interview (vs. Shark Tank/20/20)
+47.83% - Shark Tank (vs. Last Man Standing/Last Man Standing (Repeat))
+33.33% - The Messengers (vs. Hart of Dixie)
+22.22% - The Amazing Race (vs. Unforgettable)
-8.33% - Hawaii Five-0
-16.67% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
-20.00% - Cedric's Barber Battle (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
-20.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeat))
-21.74% - Dateline NBC (vs. Grimm/Hannibal)
-23.08% - Blue Bloods

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; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 3.0/7 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," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/6 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 2.1/6 in metered-market households and a 0.9/5 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 with James Corden " (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show with James Corden" (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 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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