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[07/27/19 - 10:03 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers; ABC, NBC Split 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/26/19):

CBS (2.564 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) was the most-watched network on another modest Friday thanks to a new "Love Island" (2.037 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (2.532 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and "Blue Bloods" (3.122 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5).

NBC (2.447 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) and ABC (2.208 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) then shared in the demo honors as the former served up "American Ninja Warrior" (2.365 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) and "Dateline NBC" (2.611 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) while the latter opted for "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.155 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) and "20/20" (2.235 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1).

Next up was FOX (1.386 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with repeats of "First Responders Live" (1.552 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and "MasterChef" (1.220 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5).

And finally, new episodes of "Masters of Illusion" (1.189 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and "The Big Stage" (0.945 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) plus a repeat "The Outpost" (0.719 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12) rounded out the night on The CW (0.893 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Masters of Illusion
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - The Big Stage
-20.00% - Dateline NBC
-40.00% - Love Island

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Masters of Illusion
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Quantico)
0.00% - The Big Stage (vs. Masters of Illusion (Repeat))
-25.00% - Love Island (vs. Whistleblower)
-33.33% - Dateline NBC

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

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Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/27/18):

ABC (2.686 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) and NBC (2.716 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) shared the demo crown on Friday as the latter offered up repeats of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.594 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and "Dateline NBC" (2.962 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1).

The Alphabet then served up originals from "Quantico" (2.678 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "What Would You Do?" (2.621 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and "20/20" (2.759 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2).

Next up was CBS (3.608 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with a new "Whistleblower" (3.158 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) alongside repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (3.401 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "Blue Bloods" (4.265 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.400 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) opted again for repeats of "The Resident" (1.658 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #9) and "The Orville" (1.142 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10).

And finally, a new "Masters of Illusion" (0.929 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and second runs of "Masters of Illusion" (0.854 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.859 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) rounded out the night on The CW (0.875 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - What Would You Do?
0.00% - Whistleblower
0.00% - Quantico
-28.57% - 20/20
-33.33% - Masters of Illusion

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Masters of Illusion
-16.67% - What Would You Do?
-20.00% - Whistleblower (vs. MacGyver (Repeat))
-28.57% - 20/20
-33.33% - 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," 1.5/4 (encore); "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 (encore).

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," averaged a 1.0/3 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," 0.8/3 (encore) in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4 (encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/1 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1.

· 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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