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[06/27/20 - 08:51 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX Share Adults 18-49 Crown
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 (6/26/20):

ABC (3.414 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) held onto the top spot on Friday with repeats of "Shark Tank" (3.238 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) and "20/20" (3.502 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1).

Sharing the demo honors was FOX (2.174 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) and its latest installment from "WWE SmackDown" (2.174 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1).

Next up was NBC (2.166 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with its mix of "World of Dance" (1.897 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6), "The Wall" (2.022 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "Dateline NBC" (2.579 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.056 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up "The 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" (3.047 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) alongside a repeat of "Blue Bloods" (3.074 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #8).

And finally, a new "Masters of Illusion" (0.795 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9) plus repeats of "Masters of Illusion" (0.664 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.615 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.652 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9) rounded out the night on The CW (0.681 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - WWE SmackDown
-50.00% - Masters of Illusion

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - WWE SmackDown (vs. Various)
0.00% - The 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (vs. Whistleblower/Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
-50.00% - Masters of Illusion


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/28/19):

NBC (3.082 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was the adults 18-19 champ on Friday thanks to a repeat of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.991 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) and a new "Dateline NBC" (3.264 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1).

ABC (2.975 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then was a close second with new episodes of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.193 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "20/20" (3.365 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3).

Next up was CBS (3.733 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) and the season finale of "Whistleblower" (3.379 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) followed by repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (3.560 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (4.260 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.385 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) offered up encores of "First Responders Live" (1.608 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "MasterChef" (1.163 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7).

And finally, The CW (0.716 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night with its mix of "Masters of Illusion" (0.896 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10), a repeat "Masters of Illusion" (0.827 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10), "The Big Stage" (0.623 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) and a repeat "The Big Stage" (0.517 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - Whistleblower
0.00% - Masters of Illusion
-50.00% - The Big Stage

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Quantico)
0.00% - Masters of Illusion
-9.09% - 20/20 (vs. What Would You Do?/20/20)
-14.29% - Dateline NBC
-50.00% - Whistleblower (vs. Undercover Boss (Repeat))
-50.00% - The Big Stage (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," 1.6/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/6 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," 0.2/2 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," 0.9/3 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," 0.2/1 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 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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