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[11/25/17 - 09:12 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Trolls Holiday" Pushes NBC on Top
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/24/17):

NBC (4.677 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the top draw on Friday with its festive mix of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (5.683 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "DreamWorks Trolls Holiday" (5.190 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) and a repeat "Dateline NBC" (4.297 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

FOX (3.589 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was a close second with a special edition of "CFB on FOX" (3.589 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

Next up was ABC (3.220 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its annual repeat of "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" (3.357 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "20/20" (2.977 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and a second hour of "20/20" (3.328 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.339 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) opted for its trio of "Frosty the Snowman" (3.954 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Frosty Returns" (2.983 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Grammy's Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special" (3.275 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10).

And finally, the conclusion to "iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 2" (0.860 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) on The CW (0.860 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-14.29% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - CFB on FOX (vs. Various (Repeats))
+75.00% - DreamWorks Trolls Holiday (vs. How Murray Saved Christmas (Repeat))
0.00% - 20/20 - 10:00
-14.29% - 20/20 - 9:00 (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
-23.08% - Grammy's Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special (vs. Various (Repeats))
-33.33% - iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 2 (vs. Various (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," 1.8/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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 with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 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.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/25/16):

NBC (4.194 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) took home the demo crown on Friday with its holiday mix of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (5.172 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1), "How Murray Saved Christmas" (3.269 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and a repeat "Dateline NBC" (4.181 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

CBS (4.615 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then was the silver draw with its combination of "Frosty the Snowman" (4.208 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2), "Frosty Returns" (3.634 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3), "MacGyver" (4.087 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "Blue Bloods" (5.838 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Next up was ABC (3.265 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) and its trio of "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" (3.347 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3), "Shark Tank" (3.293 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "20/20" (3.156 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.274 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for special repeats of "Lethal Weapon" (2.853 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "Lucifer" (1.696 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

And finally, repeats of "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" (1.068 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.258 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) closed out The CW (1.163 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) for the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-14.29% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-45.45% - 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," 2.3/6 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.5/4 with an encore; 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," 1.0/5 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/1 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.8/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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