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[01/25/20 - 08:16 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Remains on Top in Demos
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 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/24/20):

FOX (2.469 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) held off the demo competition on Friday with another edition of "WWE SmackDown" (2.469 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1).

ABC (3.329 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) was a close second with its mix of "American Housewife" (3.404 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2), "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.379 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) and "20/20" (3.547 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2).

Next up was NBC (2.390 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) and its primetime coverage of the "U.S. Figure Skating Championships" (2.390 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #8).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.146 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) opted for repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (5.298 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "Magnum P.I." (4.968 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (5.171 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

And finally, originals from "Charmed" (0.609 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #9) and "Dynasty" (0.347 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #10) closed out the night on The CW (0.478 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
+20.00% - 20/20
+20.00% - American Housewife
0.00% - Charmed
0.00% - Dynasty
-12.50% - WWE SmackDown

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - WWE SmackDown (vs. Various)
0.00% - Charmed (vs. Dynasty)
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
-14.29% - American Housewife (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
-16.67% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Speechless)
-25.00% - 20/20
-25.00% - U.S. Figure Skating Championships


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/25/19):

CBS (4.941 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) was the top draw on a low key Friday thanks to a new "Celebrity Big Brother" (4.567 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) and repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (4.615 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (5.642 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

ABC (4.103 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with new episodes of "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.370 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), "Speechless" (2.554 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and a two-hour "20/20" (4.673 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2).

Next up was FOX (3.010 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with repeats of "Last Man Standing" (3.754 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "The Cool Kids" (2.926 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) followed by a new "Hell's Kitchen" (2.681 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.044 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up a full night of the "U.S. Figure Skating Championships" (3.044 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

And finally, The CW (0.517 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with new episodes of "Dynasty" (0.645 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.389 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - 20/20
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - Speechless
0.00% - Dynasty
-50.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. The Resident (Repeat))
+42.86% - Celebrity Big Brother (vs. Bruno Mars: 24k Magic Live at the Apollo (Repeat))
+33.33% - 20/20 (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD/20/20)
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Child Support)
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
-14.29% - Speechless (vs. Child Support)
-33.33% - U.S. Figure Skating Championships (vs. Various)
-50.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (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," 2.8/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4 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," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· 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," 1.0/4 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," 0.3/2 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 0.6/2 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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