or


[12/19/15 - 09:58 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Dateline" Top Viewers, Demos
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/18/15):

NBC (4.899 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the top draw on Friday with its duo of "Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon" (3.406 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Dateline NBC" (5.646 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1).

CBS (4.759 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) then claimed the silver with its holiday mix of "Frosty the Snowman" (4.641 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3), "Frosty Returns" (4.096 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), "Home for the Holidays" (3.286 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and a repeat "Blue Bloods" (6.623 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

Next up was FOX (2.871 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) with a new "MasterChef Junior" (3.941 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) and the season finale of "World's Funniest" (1.803 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.561 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up repeats of "Last Man Standing" (4.614 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), "Yes, Virginia" (2.627 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12), "Shark Tank" (3.738 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and a new "20/20" (3.326 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

And finally, encores of "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" (1.397 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.343 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) on The CW (1.369 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - Dateline NBC
-8.33% - MasterChef Junior
-14.29% - World's Funniest
-22.22% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+120.00% - MasterChef Junior (vs. MasterChef Junior (Repeat))
+50.00% - World's Funniest (vs. Hell's Kitchen (Repeat))
+20.00% - Home for the Holidays
-15.38% - Dateline NBC
-22.22% - Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
-36.36% - 20/20

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," 3.2/8; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.5/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/19/14):

NBC (6.040 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) took home the top spots on Friday with its special "Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon" (4.663 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (6.729 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1).

ABC (4.927 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was a close second with repeats of "Last Man Standing" (4.944 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6), "Cristela" (3.972 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Shark Tank" (5.383 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) plus a new "20/20" (4.941 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).

Next up was CBS (5.372 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with the season finale of "The Amazing Race" (6.497 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1), its annual special "Home for the Holidays" (3.205 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and a repeat "Blue Bloods" (6.414 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.535 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up encores of its "MasterChef Junior" (1.828 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Hell's Kitchen" (1.242 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) finales.

And finally, repeats of "Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol" (1.443 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and "Kung Fu Panda Holiday" (0.969 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) closed out the evening on The CW (1.324 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said duo posted a 0.2 and 0.1 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - The Amazing Race
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-21.43% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - Dateline NBC (vs. It's a Wonderful Life (Repeat))
-7.14% - The Amazing Race (vs. I Love Lucy Christmas Special (Repeat))
-8.33% - 20/20
-18.18% - Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (vs. It's a Wonderful Life (Repeat))
-58.33% - Home for the Holidays (vs. Hawaii Five-0)

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," 3.1/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/4 with an encore.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.6/5 in metered-market households with an encore) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.7/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "Late Late Show" (0.5/3).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [december 2015]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[01/18/20 - 08:22 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Keeps FOX on Top in Demos
The network remains the adults 18-49 champ while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[01/17/20 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Wins Tight Demo Race; CBS Tops Total Viewers
The Eye's "Young Sheldon" is the top program in both categories last night.

[01/16/20 - 01:34 PM]
Paramount Network's "68 Whiskey" is #1 Cable Drama Premiere of the Season Among M25-54 and M18-49
Paramount Network spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 15.

[01/16/20 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Chicago" Dramas Top Charts for NBC
The Peacock network takes home top honors in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/15/20 - 08:15 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's "Jeopardy!" Finale Tops Viewers, Demos
For the night, NBC is the top draw among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[01/14/20 - 01:00 PM]
College Football Playoff National Championship Scores More than 25.5 Million Viewers, Up from Last Year
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, January 13.

[01/14/20 - 08:19 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelor" Tops Demos for ABC
The Alphabet leads all broadcast networks among adults 18-49 last night.

[01/13/20 - 09:06 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Surges with NFL Playoffs
The Seahawks/Packers showdown puts the network on top in all categories.

[01/12/20 - 01:54 PM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Titans/Ravens Shocker Puts CBS on Top
The Eye dominates the evening in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/11/20 - 08:16 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Pulls FOX Back in Front
FOX wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[01/10/20 - 12:14 PM]
"My Lottery Dream Home" Delivers Strong Performance For HGTV on Friday, Jan. 3
HGTV further spins the numbers for Friday, January 3.

[01/10/20 - 11:05 AM]
HGTV's "Christina on the Coast" Delivered Its Highest-Rated Episode on Jan. 2
HGTV further spins the numbers for Thursday, January 2.

[01/10/20 - 09:30 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Jeopardy!" Continues Its Reign for ABC
Night three helps wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/09/20 - 08:15 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Jeopardy!" Sparks Another ABC Victory
The Alphabet takes home the adults 18-49 crown with night two of its game show stunt.

[01/08/20 - 09:25 AM]
Science Channel Matches Its Best Year Ever in 2019 in Key Demos
Science Channel further spins the numbers for the year to date.