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[07/04/20 - 08:47 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX & NBC Split Demo 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 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/3/20):

NBC (2.668 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) was among the demo victors on Friday with repeats of "The Wall" (2.286 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (2.859 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1).

ABC (2.371 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) also shared in the adults 18-49 honors with repeats of "Shark Tank" (2.771 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) and "20/20" (2.170 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

As did FOX (1.776 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) with its latest installment of "WWE SmackDown" (1.776 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.496 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) served up "The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now in Living Color! A Special Tribute to Carl Reiner" (3.730 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4), "Magnum P.I." (3.313 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and "Blue Bloods" (3.444 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

And finally, The CW (0.470 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night with the special "iHeartCountry 4th of July BBQ" (0.611 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9) and a repeat "Iconic: TLC" (0.329 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-20.00% - WWE SmackDown

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - WWE SmackDown (vs. Various)
-50.00% - iHeartCountry 4th of July BBQ (vs. Masters of Illusion (Repeats))


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/5/19):

NBC (2.772 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) continued its demo reign on Friday with an encore of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.602 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) plus a new "Dateline NBC" (3.114 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1).

ABC (2.321 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) was a close second with a new "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (1.944 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and a repeat "20/20" (2.510 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3).

Next up was CBS (3.422 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) and its all-repeat lineup of "Hawaii Five-0" (3.440 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4), "Magnum P.I." (3.219 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and "Blue Bloods" (3.607 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.483 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) served up encores of "First Responders Live" (1.588 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and "MasterChef" (1.379 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

And finally, repeats of "Masters of Illusion" (0.795 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10), another "Masters of Illusion" (0.889 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10), "The Big Stage" (0.802 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and another "The Big Stage" (0.651 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.784 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-16.67% - Dateline NBC
-25.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-16.67% - Dateline NBC
-40.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Quantico)

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," 1.7/5 with an encore; 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 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 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," 0.8/3 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 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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