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[12/08/18 - 08:33 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Last Man Standing" Top Demo Race
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (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.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/8/17):

CBS (8.465 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the network to beat on Friday with originals from "MacGyver" (7.147 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "Hawaii Five-0" (8.931 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and "Blue Bloods" (9.319 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2).

NBC (4.452 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the silver draw with new episodes from "Blindspot" (3.513 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6) and "Dateline NBC" (4.922 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

Next up was FOX (2.083 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with fresh installments of "Hell's Kitchen" (2.981 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) and "The Exorcist" (1.184 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.259 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up originals from "Once Upon a Time" (2.485 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (1.932 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "20/20" (2.359 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, the fall finales of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.655 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.638 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) on The CW (0.647 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. 11/17/17)
+22.22% - Hawaii Five-0
+14.29% - Hell's Kitchen
+12.50% - MacGyver
+11.11% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Blindspot
0.00% - Once Upon a Time (vs. 11/17/17)
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - The Exorcist
0.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (vs. 11/17/17)
-16.67% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
+16.67% - Blindspot (vs. Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon)
-8.33% - Hawaii Five-0
-10.00% - MacGyver
-16.67% - Blue Bloods
-18.18% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - Hell's Kitchen
-33.33% - The Exorcist
-37.50% - 20/20
-47.37% - Once Upon a Time (vs. Last Man Standing/Dr. Ken)
-50.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (vs. The Vampire Diaries)
-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," 2.4/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/3 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.3/4 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," 0.4/3 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 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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