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[12/07/19 - 08:39 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: Pac-12 Football Championship Puts ABC on Top
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 nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/6/19):

ABC (5.197 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) got a boost on Friday thanks to its presentation of the "Pac-12 Football Championship Game" (5.197 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1).

FOX (2.446 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then had to settle for second with its weekly "WWE SmackDown" (2.446 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2).

Next up was CBS (6.725 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with originals from "Hawaii Five-0" (6.530 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and "Magnum P.I." (6.312 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) plus the fall finale of "Blue Bloods" (7.333 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.668 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up "The Blacklist" (3.672 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Dateline NBC" (3.665 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

And finally, new episodes of "Charmed" (0.632 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #8) and "Dynasty" (0.373 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #9) closed out the night on The CW (0.503 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - WWE SmackDown
0.00% - The Blacklist (vs. 11/22/19)
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Charmed (vs. 11/22/19)
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. 11/22/19)
-14.29% - Blue Bloods (vs. 11/22/19)
-14.29% - Magnum P.I. (vs. 11/22/19)
-25.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. 11/22/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+160.00% - Pac-12 Football Championship Game (vs. Various)
+11.11% - Dateline NBC (vs. Midnight, Texas/Dateline NBC)
0.00% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
0.00% - Charmed (vs. Dynasty)
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
-14.29% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. MacGyver)
-22.22% - WWE SmackDown (vs. Various)
-25.00% - Magnum P.I. (vs. Hawaii Five-0)
-33.33% - Blue Bloods


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/7/18):

FOX (3.799 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the demo champ on Friday with fresh installments from "Last Man Standing" (5.483 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1), "The Cool Kids" (4.329 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and "Hell's Kitchen" (2.692 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2).

CBS (7.648 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a close second with originals from "MacGyver" (6.394 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Hawaii Five-0" (7.777 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) and "Blue Bloods" (8.773 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2).

Next up was ABC (2.599 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with new episodes of "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.813 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8) and "Speechless" (2.054 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) followed by an encore of "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special" (1.920 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and a new "20/20" (3.446 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.513 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up its mix of "Blindspot" (2.827 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Midnight, Texas" (1.875 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "Dateline NBC" (2.836 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.492 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with originals from "Dynasty" (0.591 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.395 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - 20/20
+12.50% - Blue Bloods
+12.50% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. 11/16/18)
0.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. 11/16/18)
0.00% - The Cool Kids (vs. 11/16/18)
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Blindspot
0.00% - Midnight, Texas
0.00% - Dynasty
-12.50% - MacGyver
-14.29% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 11/16/18)
-16.67% - Speechless (vs. 11/16/18)
-50.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. The Exorcist)
+40.00% - 20/20
+37.50% - Last Man Standing (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
+20.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Once Upon a Time)
+12.50% - The Cool Kids (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
0.00% - Speechless (vs. Once Upon a Time)
-10.00% - Blue Bloods
-22.22% - MacGyver
-27.27% - Hawaii Five-0
-28.57% - Blindspot
-44.44% - Dateline NBC
-55.56% - Midnight, Texas (vs. Dateline NBC)
-66.67% - 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," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.9/7; 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," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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," 1.0/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 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 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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