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[08/03/19 - 08:33 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline," "Ninja" Encore Put NBC on Top
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 (8/2/19):

NBC (2.835 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) was the network to beat on Friday with its weekly rebroadcast of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.573 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) and a new "Dateline NBC" (3.361 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1).

ABC (1.909 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) then was the silver draw with the penultimate "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.152 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) followed by the season finale of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (1.691 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and a repeat "20/20" (1.884 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Next up was CBS (2.629 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with a new "Love Island" (1.982 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) alongside repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (2.560 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and "Blue Bloods" (3.344 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.514 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) offered up encores of "First Responders Live" (1.659 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and "MasterChef" (1.368 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6).

And finally, new episodes of "Masters of Illusion" (0.823 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) and "The Big Stage" (0.653 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) plus a repeat "The Outpost" (0.398 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.568 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Dateline NBC
+25.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
0.00% - Love Island
-33.33% - Masters of Illusion
-50.00% - The Big Stage

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - 8:00 (vs. Quantico)
0.00% - Masters of Illusion (vs. Masters of Illusion (Repeat))
0.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD - 9:00 (vs. What Would You Do?)
-16.67% - Dateline NBC
-50.00% - Love Island (vs. TKO: Total Knock Out)
-66.67% - The Big Stage (vs. Masters of Illusion (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 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 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," 0.2/1 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 0.9/3 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," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.8/3 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," 0.1/1 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 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/3/18):

NBC (3.161 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) held onto the demo crown on Friday with repeats of "American Ninja Warrior" (3.002 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) and "Dateline NBC" (3.482 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1).

ABC (2.762 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then was a close second with the departing "Quantico" (2.687 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), a new "What Would You Do?" (2.499 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and a repeat "20/20" (3.101 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4).

Next up was CBS (3.323 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) and the relocated, "TKO: Total Knock Out" (2.992 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1), "Whistleblower" (2.955 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and a repeat "Blue Bloods" (4.023 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

Meanwhile, The CW (1.232 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) opted for repeats of "Masters of Illusion" (1.307 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11), another "Masters of Illusion" (1.296 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.162 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

And finally, second runs of "The Resident" (1.456 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "The Orville" (1.017 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) on FOX (1.236 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - TKO: Total Knock Out (vs. 7/25/18)
0.00% - Whistleblower
0.00% - Quantico
-20.00% - What Would You Do?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - TKO: Total Knock Out (vs. WE Day)
0.00% - Whistleblower (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
-42.86% - Quantico (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
-42.86% - What Would You Do?

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," 2.4/6; 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," 0.5/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3 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," 1.0/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4 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," 0.1/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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