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[09/17/16 - 09:18 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NBC Share in Demo Honors
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 (9/16/16):

CBS (4.824 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) was the most-watched network on Friday with its mix of "Big Brother 18" (4.681 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.370 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (5.422 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

NBC (3.455 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with "American Ninja Warrior" (3.327 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and "Dateline NBC" (3.713 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2).

Next up was ABC (3.417 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its lineup of "Last Man Standing" (3.754 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Dr. Ken" (2.824 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Shark Tank" (3.114 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "20/20" (3.850 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.854 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up an encore of "MasterChef" (1.854 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, a new "Masters of Illusion" (1.503 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), a repeat "Masters of Illusion" (1.557 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and the season finale of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.779 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) closed out the night on The CW (1.654 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Masters of Illusion
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
-20.00% - Big Brother 18 (vs. 8/19/16)
-25.00% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+140.00% - Big Brother 18 (vs. Elementary (Repeat))
0.00% - 20/20
-20.00% - Masters of Illusion
-20.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))
-25.00% - 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," 2.4/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/4; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 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," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2, with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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" (1.1/4 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" (0.4/3 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 0.6/3 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/18/15):

NBC (4.437 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the demo champ on Friday with an encore of "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" (3.294 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) followed by a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.009 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1).

CBS (5.135 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) then was the most-watched network with its all-repeat lineup of "Elementary" (3.691 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Hawaii Five-0" (5.475 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (6.238 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

Next up was ABC (3.771 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) and its mix of "Last Man Standing" (4.115 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), "ABC Fall Preview" (3.120 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8), "Shark Tank" (3.709 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) and "20/20" (3.987 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.504 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) served up repeats of "Gotham" (1.604 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and another "Gotham" (1.405 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

And finally, a new "Masters of Illusion" (1.949 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.883 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (2.086 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) on The CW (2.001 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) rounded out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.4, 0.3 and 0.3 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Masters of Illusion
+9.09% - Dateline NBC
-22.22% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Masters of Illusion
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-14.29% - ABC Fall Preview (vs. Last Man Standing (Repeat))
-22.22% - 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," 3.1/8; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; 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," 1.1/6; "Late Show," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (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 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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