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[10/27/18 - 08:30 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Lifts FOX to Top Spot
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/26/18):

FOX (14.021 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) was of course the top draw on Friday thanks to the primetime portion of the "World Series, Game 3" (14.021 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1).

CBS (6.841 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then took home the silver with originals from "MacGyver" (5.860 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5), "Hawaii Five-0" (6.872 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (7.791 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

Next up was ABC (2.875 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and a repeat of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (3.860 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) alongside originals of "Child Support" (2.371 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "20/20" (2.394 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.385 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up a new "Blindspot" (2.533 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) followed by the season premiere of "Midnight, Texas" (1.943 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and a new "Dateline NBC" (2.678 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

And finally, The CW (0.514 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with fresh installments from "Dynasty" (0.610 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.419 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Child Support
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Blindspot
0.00% - Dynasty
0.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
-12.50% - Blue Bloods
-12.50% - Hawaii Five-0
-14.29% - MacGyver
-16.67% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+3.03% - World Series, Game 3
0.00% - Child Support (vs. Marvel's Inhumans)
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
-12.50% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. MacGyver)
-22.22% - Blue Bloods
-42.86% - Blindspot
-44.44% - Dateline NBC
-45.45% - MacGyver (vs. Michael Jackson's Halloween)
-50.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (vs. Jane the Virgin)
-55.56% - Midnight, Texas (vs. 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.6/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/3 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/2; "Late Show," 0.3/1; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/1 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," 1.1/3 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," 0.2/1 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/27/17):

FOX (13.780 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) rose to the top spot on Friday thanks to its coverage of the "World Series, Game 3" (13.780 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1).

CBS (6.738 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was a distant second with its mix of "Michael Jackson's Halloween" (5.665 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), "MacGyver" (6.431 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) and "Blue Bloods" (8.120 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

Next up was NBC (4.627 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with the return of "Blindspot" (4.078 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6) followed by a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (4.901 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.269 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up originals from "Once Upon a Time" (2.468 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Marvel's Inhumans" (2.130 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "20/20" (2.210 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, The CW (0.602 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.605 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.600 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Dateline NBC
+25.00% - Marvel's Inhumans
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - MacGyver
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
0.00% - Jane the Virgin

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Blindspot (vs. Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon)
+10.00% - Michael Jackson's Halloween (vs. MacGyver)
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
-18.18% - Blue Bloods
-20.00% - MacGyver (vs. Hawaii Five-0)
-28.57% - 20/20
-29.79% - World Series, Game 3
-50.00% - Once Upon a Time (vs. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Repeat))
-50.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (vs. The Vampire Diaries)
-54.55% - Marvel's Inhumans (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," 1.8/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/3 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 1.0/3 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," 1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/4 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 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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