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[04/08/17 - 08:28 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Holds Off Competition in Demos
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 (4/7/17):

CBS (8.351 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) edged out the competition on Friday with new episodes from "MacGyver" (6.669 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.731 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) and "Blue Bloods" (9.654 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2).

ABC (4.338 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was a close second with the launch of "The Toy Box" (4.080 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) followed by new episodes of "Shark Tank" (4.764 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and "20/20" (4.170 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

Next up was NBC (3.946 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and the debut of "First Dates" (3.770 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) alongside a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (4.035 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.009 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up a new "Rosewood" (2.395 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9) and the premiere of "You the Jury" (1.623 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

And finally, fresh installments of "The Originals" (1.117 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "Reign" (0.734 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) rounded out the night on The CW (0.925 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - MacGyver
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Rosewood
0.00% - The Originals
0.00% - Reign
-9.09% - Blue Bloods
-11.11% - Dateline NBC
-21.43% - Shark Tank (vs. 3/3/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - First Dates (vs. Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (Repeat))
0.00% - The Originals (vs. The Vampire Diaries)
-8.33% - Shark Tank
-9.09% - Hawaii Five-0
-15.79% - Dateline NBC (vs. Grimm/Dateline NBC)
-15.79% - The Toy Box (vs. Last Man Standing/Dr. Ken)
-16.67% - Blue Bloods
-18.18% - MacGyver (vs. The Amazing Race)
-27.27% - 20/20
-28.57% - Rosewood (vs. Sleepy Hollow)
-50.00% - Reign (vs. The Originals)
-50.00% - You the Jury (vs. Hell's Kitchen)

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," 2.2/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5, delayed by Masters golf coverage; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.3/2, delayed by Masters golf coverage; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4,delayed by Masters golf coverage. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2, delayed by Masters golf coverage.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households 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 (4/8/16):

CBS (8.062 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) was the most-watched network on Friday with its mainstays "The Amazing Race" (5.595 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.471 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (10.121 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1).

Sharing the demo crown was ABC (5.293 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) with originals from "Last Man Standing" (6.360 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "Dr. Ken" (4.706 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Shark Tank" (5.342 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) and "20/20" (5.005 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3).

Next up was NBC (4.060 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with a repeat "Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon" (3.232 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) alongside new episodes of "Grimm" (4.494 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and "Dateline NBC" (4.455 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.812 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up the season finale of "Sleepy Hollow" (2.913 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and a new "Hell's Kitchen" (2.711 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10).

And finally, fresh installments of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.170 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and "The Originals" (1.138 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) on The CW (1.154 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Grimm
+10.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - The Amazing Race
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - Sleepy Hollow
0.00% - The Originals
-10.00% - Dr. Ken (vs. 3/18/16)
-14.29% - Shark Tank (vs. 3/18/16)
-16.67% - Last Man Standing (vs. 3/18/16)
-20.00% - The Vampire Diaries

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Date Night (Repeat))
+33.33% - The Originals (vs. Jane the Virgin (Repeat))
+16.67% - Sleepy Hollow (vs. Date Night (Repeat))
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - The Amazing Race
-9.09% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
-10.00% - Dr. Ken (vs. Cristela)
-16.67% - Last Man Standing
-18.18% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - The Vampire Diaries (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeats))
-20.00% - Shark Tank
-21.43% - 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," 3.0/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.5/4 with an encore delayed by Masters golf coverage; 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," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.3/1 with an encore delayed by Masters golf coverage; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 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" (0.9/3 with an encore delayed by Masters golf coverage). 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 delayed by Masters golf coverage).

· 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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