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[04/06/19 - 08:34 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Onto Top Spots with Dramas
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/5/19):

CBS (6.738 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) was the top draw on Friday with fresh installments from "MacGyver" (5.639 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Hawaii Five-0" (6.723 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) and "Blue Bloods" (7.852 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1).

NBC (3.592 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then was the number two network with its mix of "Blindspot" (3.275 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "The Blacklist" (3.942 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Dateline NBC" (3.560 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Next up was ABC (3.485 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and its combination of "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.069 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Speechless" (2.299 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and "20/20" (3.885 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.546 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up a repeat "Last Man Standing" (3.128 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) alongside new episodes of "The Cool Kids" (3.424 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and "Proven Innocent" (1.816 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

And finally, The CW (0.537 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with the series finale of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.612 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) plus the "Yes, It's Really Us Singing: The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Concert Special!" (0.462 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
+50.00% - Dateline NBC
+25.00% - Blindspot (vs. 3/22/19)
+25.00% - Speechless
+20.00% - The Blacklist
+20.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
+16.67% - The Cool Kids
0.00% - Blue Bloods (vs. 3/15/19)
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. 3/15/19)
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Proven Innocent
-14.29% - MacGyver (vs. 3/15/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - 20/20 (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD/20/20)
+25.00% - Blindspot (vs. Taken)
+20.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Once Upon a Time)
0.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (vs. Dynasty)
0.00% - Speechless (vs. Once Upon a Time)
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Proven Innocent (vs. The Resident (Repeat))
-11.11% - Hawaii Five-0
-12.50% - The Cool Kids (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-14.29% - Dateline NBC
-14.29% - The Blacklist (vs. Dateline NBC)
-25.00% - MacGyver
-50.00% - Yes, It's Really Us Singing: The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Concert Special! (vs. Jane the Virgin)

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," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

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

· 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, 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," 0.3/3 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 0.6/3 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/6/18):

CBS (7.769 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was the network to beat on Friday with new episodes of "MacGyver" (6.709 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2), "Hawaii Five-0" (7.902 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) and "Blue Bloods" (8.696 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2).

Second place then went to NBC (4.133 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with a special earlier "Taken" (3.032 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (4.684 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5).

Sharing the silver was FOX (2.610 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with a new "MasterChef Junior" (3.524 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) plus a repeat "The Resident" (1.696 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.219 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up fresh installments of "Once Upon a Time" (2.246 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.044 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "20/20" (2.369 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

And finally, originals from "Dynasty" (0.739 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.560 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) on The CW (0.649 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Taken
+25.00% - 20/20
+16.67% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - MacGyver
0.00% - MasterChef Junior
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. 3/23/18)
-10.00% - Hawaii Five-0
-11.11% - Blue Bloods
-33.33% - Dynasty

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. Rosewood)
0.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. Reign)
-10.00% - Hawaii Five-0
-11.11% - MacGyver
-12.50% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - Blue Bloods
-37.50% - 20/20
-37.50% - Once Upon a Time (vs. The Toy Box)
-50.00% - Taken (vs. First Dates)
-50.00% - Dynasty (vs. The Originals)
-54.55% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Shark Tank)

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," 2.2/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/5 with an encore delayed by a Masters golf report; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 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," 0.3/1 with an encore delayed by a Masters golf report; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/4 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 with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/3 with an encore delayed by a Masters golf report. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1 with an encore delayed by a Masters golf report.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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