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[12/15/18 - 08:39 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Continues Demo Win Streak
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 (12/14/18):

FOX (3.734 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) took home the adults 18-49 crown for the 12th consecutive Friday with its mix of "Last Man Standing" (5.470 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1), "The Cool Kids" (4.176 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and "Hell's Kitchen" (2.645 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4).

NBC (3.867 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was a close second with a new "Midnight, Texas" (2.432 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) alongside a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (4.585 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2).

Next up was CBS (5.464 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with its lineup of "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" (5.863 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now in Living Color!" (5.299 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and a repeat "Blue Bloods" (5.233 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.507 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up the fall finales of "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.991 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Speechless" (2.162 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), the season finale of "Child Support" (1.932 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and a new "20/20" (3.013 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, The CW (1.021 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with its telecast of "The 87th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade" (1.021 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - Midnight, Texas
-9.09% - Last Man Standing
-11.11% - The Cool Kids
-20.00% - Speechless
-22.22% - Hell's Kitchen
-28.57% - 20/20
-40.00% - Child Support (vs. 11/30/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. The Exorcist)
+25.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
+20.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Once Upon a Time)
0.00% - The Cool Kids (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
0.00% - 20/20
-11.11% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - Speechless (vs. Once Upon a Time)
-33.33% - The 87th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade
-40.00% - Child Support (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-42.86% - Midnight, Texas (vs. Blindspot)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; 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," 0.5/3; "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 1.1/3 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," 1.2/4 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," 0.1/1 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 0.1/1 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 (12/15/17):

CBS (7.682 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) edged out the competition on Friday with new episodes from "MacGyver" (6.908 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.468 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) and a second "Hawaii Five-0" (7.672 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2).

NBC (4.218 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a close second with originals from "Blindspot" (3.292 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6) and "Dateline NBC" (4.681 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2).

Next up was FOX (2.194 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with a new "Hell's Kitchen" (3.065 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) followed by the season finale of "The Exorcist" (1.324 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.164 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up the fall finale of "Once Upon a Time" (2.342 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) alongside new episodes from "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (1.837 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "20/20" (2.315 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, "The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade" (1.510 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) rounded out the night on The CW (1.510 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - Blindspot
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - The Exorcist
-9.09% - Hawaii Five-0
-11.11% - MacGyver

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0 - 10:00 (vs. Blue Bloods (Repeat))
0.00% - The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade
-9.09% - Hawaii Five-0 - 9:00
-10.00% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - Hell's Kitchen
-20.00% - MacGyver
-22.22% - Blindspot (vs. Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon)
-33.33% - The Exorcist
-37.50% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
-50.00% - 20/20
-52.38% - Once Upon a Time (vs. Last Man Standing/Dr. Ken)

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," 3.0/7; 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," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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," 1.3/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/4 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 0.7/3 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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