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[04/27/19 - 08:27 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Leads Total Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with NBC
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/26/19):

CBS (6.628 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) was the top draw on Friday thanks to its original lineup of "MacGyver" (5.624 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Hawaii Five-0" (6.548 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) and "Blue Bloods" (7.712 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1).

NBC (4.035 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with a special "The Blacklist" (4.109 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), a second "The Blacklist" (3.972 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Dateline NBC" (4.024 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

Next up was ABC (2.584 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its primetime portion of the "2019 NFL Draft - Rounds 2-3" (2.584 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.135 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up repeats of "Last Man Standing" (2.881 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "The Cool Kids" (2.157 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9) plus a new "Proven Innocent" (1.751 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #10).

And finally, a new "Dynasty" (0.594 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.536 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) and a second "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.629 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) rounded out the night on The CW (0.588 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Blue Bloods (vs. 4/12/19)
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. 4/12/19)
0.00% - The Blacklist (vs. 3/29/19)
0.00% - Dynasty
-14.29% - MacGyver (vs. 4/12/19)
-14.29% - Dateline NBC
-16.67% - The Blacklist
-25.00% - Proven Innocent

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - 2019 NFL Draft - Rounds 2-3 (vs. Various)
+20.00% - The Blacklist - 8:00 (vs. Blindspot)
0.00% - Dynasty
-12.50% - Blue Bloods
-14.29% - MacGyver
-14.29% - Dateline NBC
-22.22% - Hawaii Five-0
-28.57% - The Blacklist - 9:00 (vs. Dateline NBC)
-50.00% - Proven Innocent (vs. 2018 NFL Draft - Rounds 2-3)

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," 2.0/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.1/3 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," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.2/1 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.1/1 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 with an encore in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 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 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/27/18):

CBS (7.305 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was still the network to beat on Friday with its trio of "MacGyver" (6.264 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), "Hawaii Five-0" (7.649 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) and "Blue Bloods" (8.003 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2).

Second place then went to NBC (3.695 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with originals from "Blindspot" (2.862 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Dateline NBC" (4.111 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

Sharing the silver among adults 18-49 was FOX (2.037 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with its coverage of the "2018 NFL Draft - Rounds 2-3" (2.037 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5).

Meanwhile, ABC (1.949 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Once Upon a Time" (2.013 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (1.626 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "20/20" (2.207 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

And finally, a new "Dynasty" (0.781 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) and the relocated "Life Sentence" (0.495 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #11) on The CW (0.638 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Blue Bloods (vs. 4/13/18)
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Blindspot
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - Dynasty
-12.50% - MacGyver
-50.00% - Life Sentence (vs. 4/4/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - 2018 NFL Draft - Rounds 2-3 (vs. Rosewood/Lethal Weapon (Repeat))
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Blue Bloods
-12.50% - Dateline NBC
-12.50% - MacGyver (vs. Undercover Boss)
-16.67% - Once Upon a Time (vs. The Toy Box)
-28.57% - Blindspot (vs. First Dates)
-33.33% - 20/20 (vs. Let It Fall: LA 1982-1992)
-33.33% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Let It Fall: LA 1982-1992)
-33.33% - Dynasty (vs. The Originals)
-50.00% - Life Sentence (vs. Reign)

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

Friday metered-market results are currently unavailable.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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