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[09/15/12 - 08:58 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Shark Tank" Kicks Off Season on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, september 14, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

ABC (5.93 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) kicked off its Friday lineup on top thanks to the season premieres of "Shark Tank" (6.31 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (5.36 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1) and "20/20" (6.13 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1).

NBC (3.13 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then took home a distant second place with encores of "Guys With Kids" (3.30 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "Go On" (3.06 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "Grimm" (2.43 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and a new "Dateline NBC" (3.79 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6).

Next up was CBS (4.61 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and its all-repeat lineup of "Undercover Boss" (4.19 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), "CSI: NY" (4.73 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (4.93 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.03 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) offered up a special "Touch" (2.95 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) alongside a repeat of "Bones" (3.13 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

And finally, The CW (1.12 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening with a new "America's Next Top Model" (1.50 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and a repeat of "Nikita" (0.74 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - America's Next Top Model
-46.15% - Touch (vs. 5/31/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+157.14% - Primetime: What Would You Do? (vs. Karaoke Battle USA)
+100.00% - Shark Tank (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
+50.00% - 20/20
+16.67% - America's Next Top Model (vs. Ringer (Repeat))
-30.00% - Touch (vs. Kitchen Nightmares (Repeat))
-40.00% - Dateline NBC

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.2/5 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/4 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "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 with Jay Leno," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

[NOTE: Today's numbers are courtesy of TVMediaInsights.com due to delays from our usual sources.]


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/16/11):

NBC (4.57 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the network to beat on Friday with its mix of the "2011 ALMA Awards" (2.90 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.40 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1).

Sharing the silver was ABC (3.84 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and CBS (5.63 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) as the former offered up a repeat of "Shark Tank" (3.86 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) followed by the season finale of "Karaoke Battle USA" (3.20 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9) and "20/20" (4.48 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2).

The Eye then offered up a special "48 Hours Mystery" (4.73 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) alongside repeats of "CSI: NY" (5.76 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (6.39 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).

Next up was FOX (2.10 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) with repeats of "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.55 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and "Fringe" (1.64 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

And finally, encores of "Ringer" (1.90 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "The Secret Circle" (1.61 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) on The CW (1.76 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): 20/20 (20.0%), Karaoke Battle USA (-12.5%), Dateline NBC (-21.1%).

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release, the San Diego market is currently excluded):

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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