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[06/20/20 - 08:37 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos; Shares Demo Crown with 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/19/20):

ABC (3.158 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) pulled into the top spot on Friday with its special "Juneteenth: A Celebration of Overcoming" (3.363 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) followed by a repeat "20/20" (3.056 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1).

FOX (2.089 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) shared in the demo honors with its weekly airing of "WWE SmackDown" (2.089 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1).

Next up was CBS (3.153 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with its repeat lineup of "All Rise" (2.956 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4), "MacGyver" (3.108 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and "Magnum P.I." (3.395 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.012 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) served up encores of "World of Dance" (2.025 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4), "The Wall" (1.926 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and "Dateline NBC" (2.086 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

And finally, a new "Masters of Illusion" (0.762 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) alongside repeats of "Masters of Illusion" (0.653 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T11), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.631 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T11) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.629 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T11) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.669 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Masters of Illusion
0.00% - WWE SmackDown

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - WWE SmackDown (vs. Various)
+25.00% - Juneteenth: A Celebration of Overcoming (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
0.00% - Masters of Illusion


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/21/19):

NBC (2.712 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) and ABC (2.855 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) shared the demo crown on Friday as the former offered up a rebroadcast of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.408 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and a new "Dateline NBC" (3.321 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1).

The Alphabet then served up fresh installments of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.144 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "20/20" (3.211 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2).

Next up was CBS (3.752 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) with a new "Whistleblower" (3.464 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #9) alongside repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (3.652 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "Blue Bloods" (4.140 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.530 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) offered up encores of "Beat Shazam" (1.676 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "MasterChef" (1.383 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

And finally, The CW (1.104 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with its mix of "Masters of Illusion" (1.249 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10), a repeat "Masters of Illusion" (1.147 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10), "The Big Stage" (0.987 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and a repeat "The Big Stage" (1.031 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - Whistleblower
0.00% - Masters of Illusion
0.00% - The Big Stage
-16.67% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-9.09% - 20/20 (vs. What Would You Do?/20/20)
-14.29% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Quantico)
-33.33% - Masters of Illusion (vs. Harry Potter: A History of Magic (Repeat))
-33.33% - The Big Stage (vs. Harry Potter: A History of Magic (Repeat))
-50.00% - Whistleblower (vs. Undercover Boss)

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," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 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," 0.2/2; 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 0.2/2 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," 1.0/4 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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