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[06/16/18 - 08:28 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with NBC
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 (6/15/18):

CBS (4.496 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) was the top draw on Friday with a new "Undercover Boss" (4.158 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) alongside repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (4.259 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and "Blue Bloods" (5.071 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4).

Sharing the demo crown was NBC (2.999 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) with an encore "American Ninja Warrior" (2.812 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and a new "Dateline NBC" (3.374 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2).

Next up was ABC (3.086 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with its trio of "Quantico" (2.858 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #8), "What Would You Do?" (2.879 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and "20/20" (3.520 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2).

Meanwhile, The CW (1.258 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) served up repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.385 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.405 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) plus the finale to "Life Sentence" (1.121 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

And finally, encores of "The Four: Battle for Stardom" (1.142 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and another "The Four: Battle for Stardom" (1.318 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) on FOX (1.230 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - Life Sentence
+16.67% - Undercover Boss
-14.29% - 20/20 (vs. 6/1/18)
-14.29% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - Quantico (vs. 6/1/18)
-37.50% - What Would You Do? (vs. 5/24/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Life Sentence (vs. Reign)
+20.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Undercover Boss (vs. 48 Hours)
0.00% - What Would You Do? (vs. 20/20)
-25.00% - Dateline NBC
-42.86% - Quantico (vs. Shark Tank (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," 1.7/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 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 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/16/17):

NBC (4.359 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) edged out the demo competition on Friday with a repeat "America's Got Talent" (4.413 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) and a new "Dateline NBC" (4.251 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1).

CBS (4.776 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was a close second with a special "48 Hours" (4.237 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) alongside repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (4.545 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (5.548 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Next up was ABC (3.369 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with a repeat "Shark Tank" (3.544 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and a two-hour edition of "20/20" (3.282 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.417 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) served up "PGA Overrun" (1.611 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #8) and a rebroadcast of "So You Think You Can Dance" (1.225 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

And finally, a new "The Originals" (1.070 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and the series finale of "Reign" (0.771 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.920 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Originals
0.00% - Reign
-11.11% - Dateline NBC
-37.50% - 20/20 (vs. 6/2/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - 48 Hours (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
+14.29% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - The Originals (vs. Masters of Illusion)
-33.33% - Reign (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))
-41.18% - 20/20 (vs. Primetime: What Would You Do?/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," 2.2/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; 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," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 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," 1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4 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," 0.3/2 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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