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[11/23/19 - 02:50 PM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "SmackDown" Continue 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/22/19):

FOX (2.600 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) continued its demo win streak on Friday thanks to "WWE SmackDown" (2.600 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1).

CBS (7.194 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) however was a close second with its trio of "Hawaii Five-0" (7.324 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1), "Magnum P.I." (6.707 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (7.551 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

Next up was NBC (3.582 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with fresh installments of "The Blacklist" (3.972 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Dateline NBC" (3.387 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.967 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) offered up its lineup of "American Housewife" (3.266 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5), "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.297 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9) and "20/20" (3.059 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

And finally, originals from "Charmed" (0.793 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) and "Dynasty" (0.448 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #11) closed out the night on The CW (0.621 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Blue Bloods
+16.67% - Magnum P.I.
+14.29% - Hawaii Five-0
+14.29% - WWE SmackDown
0.00% - American Housewife
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Charmed
0.00% - Dynasty
-16.67% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - Fresh Off the Boat

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - Magnum P.I. (vs. Magnum P.I. (Repeat))
+40.00% - Blue Bloods (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
+23.08% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Frosty the Snowman/Frosty Returns (Repeat))
+14.29% - WWE SmackDown (vs. CFB on FOX)
+11.11% - 20/20 (vs. Child Support/20/20)
+11.11% - Dateline NBC (vs. The Wall/Dateline NBC (Repeats))
0.00% - American Housewife (vs. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (Repeat))
0.00% - Charmed (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))
-33.33% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (Repeat))
-37.50% - The Blacklist (vs. How the Grinch Stole Christmas/DreamWorks Trolls Holiday (Repeats))
-66.67% - Dynasty (vs. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (Repeat))

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/23/18):

FOX (3.165 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) took home the demo crown on Friday with a special edition of "CFB on FOX" (3.165 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2).

CBS (3.344 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) then was the most-watched broadcaster with its repeat lineup of "Frosty the Snowman" (3.544 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2), "Frosty Returns" (2.799 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Magnum P.I." (3.176 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "Hawaii Five-0" (3.684 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Next up was NBC (2.915 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) and its encore mix of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (4.325 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1), "DreamWorks Trolls Holiday" (3.004 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2), "The Wall" (1.967 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "Dateline NBC" (3.112 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.498 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) served up a repeat "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" (2.664 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) followed by originals from "Child Support" (2.054 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "20/20" (2.778 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, The CW (1.106 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with repeats of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.169 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) and "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" (1.043 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Child Support

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-16.67% - 20/20
-22.22% - CFB on FOX
-33.33% - Child Support (vs. 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," 1.5/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/5 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," 0.4/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.2/1 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," 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4 with an encore. 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.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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