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[03/14/20 - 08:36 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with ABC, FOX
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 (3/13/20):

CBS (7.000 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) was the most-watched network on Friday with its trio of "MacGyver" (5.816 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Hawaii Five-0" (7.032 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) and "Blue Bloods" (8.152 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2).

ABC (4.501 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) shared in the demo honors with fresh installments from "Shark Tank" (4.706 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) and "20/20" (4.398 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2).

FOX (2.588 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) likewise split the adults 18-49 crown with "WWE SmackDown" (2.588 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.481 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up the penultimate "Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector" (3.823 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), the season finale of "Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector" (3.426 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9) and "Dateline NBC" (3.194 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

And finally, The CW (0.852 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with repeats of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.014 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.707 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.674 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector
+16.67% - Blue Bloods
+16.67% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Shark Tank
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - WWE SmackDown
0.00% - MacGyver
0.00% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+45.45% - Shark Tank (vs. Fresh Off the Boat/Speechless)
+20.00% - Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector - 8:00 (vs. Blindspot)
+20.00% - Dateline NBC
+16.67% - WWE SmackDown (vs. Various)
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector - 9:00 (vs. The Blacklist)
-12.50% - Blue Bloods
-12.50% - Hawaii Five-0
-14.29% - MacGyver


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/15/19):

CBS (6.957 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) claimed top honors on Friday thanks to new episodes of "MacGyver" (5.957 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Hawaii Five-0" (6.726 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and "Blue Bloods" (8.188 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2).

ABC (3.610 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) then shared the demo crown with its mix of "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.152 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7), "Speechless" (2.422 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and a two-hour "20/20" (4.021 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

Next up was FOX (3.251 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with fresh installments of "Last Man Standing" (5.016 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1), "The Cool Kids" (3.813 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "Proven Innocent" (2.088 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.193 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up new episodes of "Blindspot" (2.832 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "The Blacklist" (3.550 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "Dateline NBC" (3.196 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

And finally, The CW (0.459 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the evening with the return of "Dynasty" (0.548 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.370 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Speechless
+16.67% - 20/20
0.00% - The Cool Kids
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - Blindspot
0.00% - Proven Innocent
0.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (vs. 2/8/19)
-10.00% - Last Man Standing
-11.11% - Blue Bloods
-11.11% - Hawaii Five-0
-12.50% - MacGyver (vs. 2/22/19)
-16.67% - Dateline NBC
-50.00% - Dynasty (vs. 2/8/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - 20/20 (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD/20/20)
+20.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Once Upon a Time)
0.00% - Speechless (vs. Once Upon a Time)
0.00% - The Blacklist (vs. Taken)
0.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. MasterChef Junior)
0.00% - Dynasty
-16.67% - Blindspot
-16.67% - Dateline NBC
-22.22% - The Cool Kids (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-27.27% - Blue Bloods (vs. NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament)
-30.43% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament)
-33.33% - Proven Innocent (vs. 9-1-1 (Repeat))
-46.15% - MacGyver (vs. NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament)
-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," 3.0/8; 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," 0.4/2; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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," 0.9/3 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 0.5/2 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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