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[06/29/19 - 08:31 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos; CBS Leads Total Viewers
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 (6/28/19):

NBC (3.082 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was the adults 18-19 champ on Friday thanks to a repeat of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.991 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) and a new "Dateline NBC" (3.264 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1).

ABC (2.975 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then was a close second with new episodes of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.193 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "20/20" (3.365 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3).

Next up was CBS (3.733 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) and the season finale of "Whistleblower" (3.379 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) followed by repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (3.560 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) and "Blue Bloods" (4.260 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.385 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) offered up encores of "First Responders Live" (1.608 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "MasterChef" (1.163 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7).

And finally, The CW (0.716 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night with its mix of "Masters of Illusion" (0.896 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10), a repeat "Masters of Illusion" (0.827 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10), "The Big Stage" (0.623 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) and a repeat "The Big Stage" (0.517 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - Whistleblower
0.00% - Masters of Illusion
-50.00% - The Big Stage

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Quantico)
0.00% - Masters of Illusion
-9.09% - 20/20 (vs. What Would You Do?/20/20)
-14.29% - Dateline NBC
-50.00% - Whistleblower (vs. Undercover Boss (Repeat))
-50.00% - The Big Stage (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))

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 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore; 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," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4 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," 0.2/1 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 0.1/1 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 (6/29/18):

NBC (3.196 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) edged the demo competition on Friday with an encore "American Ninja Warrior" (2.912 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and a new "Dateline NBC" (3.763 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1).

CBS (4.456 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) then was the number two draw with its repeat lineup of "Undercover Boss" (3.668 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.353 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (5.349 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Next up was ABC (3.008 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) with originals from "Quantico" (2.779 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "What Would You Do?" (2.703 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "20/20" (3.542 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.106 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up its primetime coverage of "BIG3" (1.106 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

And finally, the return of "Masters of Illusion" (1.014 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) led into repeats of "Masters of Illusion" (0.994 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.948 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) on The CW (0.976 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - What Would You Do?
-20.00% - Quantico

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-25.00% - 20/20
-28.57% - What Would You Do?
-33.33% - Masters of Illusion
-42.86% - Quantico (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))

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," 1.9/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 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," 1.0/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/3 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 0.6/3 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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