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[01/04/20 - 09:25 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts with "Five-0," "Magnum" Crossover
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/3/20):

CBS (7.828 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) pulled into the top spot on Friday thanks to its crossover between "Hawaii Five-0" (7.986 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) and "Magnum P.I." (7.809 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) plus a new "Blue Bloods" (7.688 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

FOX (2.418 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) had to settle for second with its weekly presentation of "WWE SmackDown" (2.418 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

Next up was ABC (3.430 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with repeats of "American Housewife" (2.615 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #8) and "Fresh Off the Boat" (1.904 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #9) alongside a two-hour "20/20" (4.015 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.331 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) served up a repeat "Ellen's Game of Games" (3.463 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (3.266 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7).

And finally, second runs of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.984 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.743 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T11) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.655 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T11) rounded out the night on The CW (0.841 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. 12/13/19)
+50.00% - Dateline NBC
+40.00% - 20/20 (vs. 12/13/19)
+33.33% - Magnum P.I. (vs. 12/13/19)
+16.67% - Blue Bloods (vs. 12/6/19)
0.00% - WWE SmackDown

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. MacGyver)
+9.09% - Dateline NBC (vs. The Blacklist/Dateline NBC)
0.00% - Magnum P.I. (vs. Hawaii Five-0)
-12.50% - 20/20
-12.50% - Blue Bloods
-12.50% - WWE SmackDown (vs. Various)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/4/19):

CBS (7.373 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) was the most-watched network on Friday with the return of "MacGyver" (6.444 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Hawaii Five-0" (7.168 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and "Blue Bloods" (8.508 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2).

ABC (4.038 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) however shared the adults 18-49 honors with new episodes from "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.243 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Speechless" (2.515 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) plus a two-hour "20/20" (4.618 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2).

Next up was FOX (3.745 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) with fresh installments of "Last Man Standing" (5.678 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1), "The Cool Kids" (4.300 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and "Hell's Kitchen" (2.500 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.254 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up a repeat "The Blacklist" (2.773 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12), a new "The Blacklist" (3.907 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9) and "Dateline NBC" (3.082 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

And finally, second runs of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.022 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.949 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and the special "The Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors" (0.577 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #15) rounded out the night on The CW (0.781 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - 20/20 (vs. 12/14/18)
+25.00% - Speechless (vs. 12/14/18)
+16.67% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 12/14/18)
0.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. 12/14/18)
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. 12/7/18)
0.00% - The Cool Kids (vs. 12/14/18)
0.00% - MacGyver (vs. 12/7/18)
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. 12/14/18)
-11.11% - Blue Bloods (vs. 12/7/18)
-16.67% - Dateline NBC
-33.33% - The Blacklist (vs. 1/3/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. 9-1-1 (Repeat))
+11.11% - Last Man Standing (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
+6.67% - 20/20 (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD/20/20)
-11.11% - The Cool Kids (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-20.00% - Blue Bloods
-22.22% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Child Support)
-22.22% - MacGyver
-25.00% - The Blacklist (vs. U.S. Figure Skating Championships)
-33.33% - Hawaii Five-0
-37.50% - Dateline NBC (vs. U.S. Figure Skating Championships)
-44.44% - Speechless (vs. Child Support)
-66.67% - The Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (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," 1.5/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/5 with an encore; 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," 0.3/2 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 0.2/1 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.9/3 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," 0.2/2 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 0.5/2 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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