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[01/06/18 - 08:22 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dramas Top Charts in 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/5/18):

CBS (9.212 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) edged out the competition on Friday with the return of "MacGyver" (7.864 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "Hawaii Five-0" (9.896 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) and "Blue Bloods" (9.878 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2).

NBC (4.488 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) then was the silver draw with its primetime coverage of the "U.S. Figure Skating Championships" (4.488 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

Next up was ABC (3.680 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) with the launch of "Child Support" (4.394 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) alongside "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.477 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8) and "20/20" (4.168 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.977 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) offered up a new "Hell's Kitchen" (3.415 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and an encore of "9-1-1" (2.538 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9).

And finally, the winter premiere of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.703 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) and a repeat "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.947 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #10) closed out the night on The CW (0.825 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - 20/20 (vs. 12/22/17)
+20.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. 12/15/17)
+16.67% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. 12/22/17)
+12.50% - MacGyver (vs. 12/15/17)
+12.50% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. 12/15/17)
0.00% - Blue Bloods (vs. 12/8/17)
0.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (vs. 12/8/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Rosewood)
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
-20.00% - U.S. Figure Skating Championships (vs. Various)
-23.08% - Blue Bloods
-25.00% - MacGyver
-30.77% - Child Support (vs. Last Man Standing/Dr. Ken)
-42.86% - 20/20
-50.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Shark Tank)

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," 1.7/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.3/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5 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 with an encore; "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 1.2/4 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.4/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/2 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/6/17):

ABC (6.291 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) edged out the competition among adults 18-49 with new episodes of "Last Man Standing" (7.709 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), "Dr. Ken" (5.534 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "Shark Tank" (5.879 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) and "20/20" (6.372 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2).

CBS (9.736 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the silver draw with originals from "MacGyver" (8.478 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "Hawaii Five-0" (10.021 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (10.711 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4).

Next up was NBC (4.470 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with the return of "Grimm" (4.460 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) followed by the premiere of "Emerald City" (4.698 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and a second "Emerald City" (4.251 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.628 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up the Friday premiere of "Rosewood" (3.049 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and the season opener to "Sleepy Hollow" (2.206 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

And finally, a new "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.705 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and a second "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.582 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) closed out the evening on The CW (0.643 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - 20/20
+40.00% - Shark Tank (vs. 12/9/16)
+25.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. 12/16/16)
+22.22% - Dr. Ken (vs. 12/16/16)
+20.00% - MacGyver (vs. 12/16/16)
+9.09% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. 12/16/16)
+8.33% - Blue Bloods (vs. 12/9/16)
0.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - 9:00 (vs. 12/9/16)
-14.29% - Rosewood (vs. 12/1/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+55.56% - 20/20
+28.57% - Grimm (vs. Undateable/Superstore (Repeat))
+15.38% - Last Man Standing
+7.69% - Shark Tank
0.00% - Dr. Ken
0.00% - MacGyver (vs. Undercover Boss)
-7.14% - Blue Bloods
-7.69% - Hawaii Five-0
-8.33% - Emerald City - 9:00 (vs. Dateline NBC)
-16.67% - Emerald City - 10:00 (vs. Dateline NBC)
-33.33% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - 9:00 (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))
-33.33% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - 8:00 (vs. Reign)
-57.14% - Sleepy Hollow (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-60.00% - Rosewood (vs. MasterChef Junior)

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," 2.1/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/4 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 in metered-market households and a 0.6/4 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.4/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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