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[06/25/16 - 08:55 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Low Key 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/24/16):

ABC (4.213 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the adults 18-49 victor on a low key Friday with its mix of "Shark Tank" (3.839 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (3.657 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and "20/20" (5.143 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1).

NBC (3.257 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a close second with its coverage of "The Ranch: Home of an American Sports Dynasty" (2.656 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "U.S. Gymnastics Championship: Women's" (3.558 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2).

Next up was CBS (5.040 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its repeat lineup of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (4.395 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.993 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (5.732 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.350 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up encores of "Rosewood" (1.512 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "MasterChef" (1.188 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

And finally, a new "Masters of Illusion" (1.142 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) alongside repeats of "Masters of Illusion" (1.101 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.181 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) closed out the night on The CW (1.151 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Masters of Illusion
-11.11% - Primetime: What Would You Do?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Masters of Illusion (vs. The Last Ship (Repeat))
-10.00% - U.S. Gymnastics Championship: Women's (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat)/Dateline NBC)
-16.67% - 20/20
-27.27% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
-33.33% - The Ranch: Home of an American Sports Dynasty (vs. America's Got Talent (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," 2.5/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5; 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," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.0/3 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/26/15):

FOX (4.580 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the demo champ on Friday with its primetime coverage of the "FIFA Women's World Cup 2015" (5.542 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) followed by a repeat "The Simpsons" (1.693 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

The silver then went to ABC (4.407 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) with a repeat "Shark Tank" (4.163 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) alongside new episodes of "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (4.201 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "20/20" (4.859 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2).

Next up was NBC (4.215 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) with an encore of "America's Got Talent" (3.869 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and a new "Dateline NBC" (4.908 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.919 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up the season finale of "The Briefcase" (3.958 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) alongside repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (4.704 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) and "Blue Bloods" (6.096 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "The Last Ship" (1.067 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and another "The Last Ship" (1.010 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) on The CW (1.039 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said duo posted a 0.2 and 0.2 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - Dateline NBC
+10.00% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
-14.29% - 20/20
-22.22% - The Briefcase (vs. 6/24/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+341.86% - FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 (vs. MasterChef (Repeat)/Rake)
+175.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Crossbones)
+16.67% - The Briefcase (vs. Undercover Boss (Repeat))
-7.69% - 20/20
-8.33% - Primetime: What Would You Do?

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," 2.4/6 with an encore telecast; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.6/4 with an encore; 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," 0.8/4 with an encore; "CBS Summer Showcase," 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (0.8/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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