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[10/05/19 - 08:36 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Gets Boost from "WWE SmackDown"
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 (10/4/19):

FOX (3.869 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) pulled into the top demo spot on Friday thanks to the network premiere of "WWE SmackDown" (3.869 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1).

CBS (6.601 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) however remained the most-watched network with its trio of "Hawaii Five-0" (6.393 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2), "Magnum P.I." (6.024 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (7.387 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

Next up was NBC (3.518 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with the season premiere of "The Blacklist" (3.965 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (3.295 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.944 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) offered up originals from "American Housewife" (3.296 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.366 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9) and "20/20" (3.001 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

And finally, repeats of "Masters of Illusion" (0.733 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) and "The Big Stage" (0.558 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T11), a new "Red Bull Peaking" (0.415 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T11) and the season finale of "Red Bull Peaking" (0.334 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T11) rounded out the night on The CW (0.510 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Magnum P.I.
0.00% - Red Bull Peaking - 9:30
-16.67% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
-28.57% - American Housewife
-50.00% - Red Bull Peaking - 9:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - WWE SmackDown (vs. Various)
+25.00% - 20/20 (vs. Child Support/20/20)
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. MacGyver)
0.00% - The Blacklist (vs. Manifest (Repeat))
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. New Amsterdam (Repeat)/Dateline NBC)
-16.67% - American Housewife (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
-20.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Speechless)
-25.00% - Blue Bloods
-25.00% - Magnum P.I. (vs. Hawaii Five-0)
-50.00% - Red Bull Peaking - 9:00 (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))
-50.00% - Red Bull Peaking - 9:30 (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))

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

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Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/5/18):

FOX (4.102 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) continued to get a boost on Friday with its new lineup of "Last Man Standing" (6.038 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1), "The Cool Kids" (4.842 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) and "Hell's Kitchen" (2.765 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

CBS (7.175 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then claimed the silver with its mainstays "MacGyver" (5.765 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6), "Hawaii Five-0" (7.262 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (8.500 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

Next up was NBC (2.940 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with encores of "Manifest" (3.017 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "New Amsterdam" (2.625 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) plus a new "Dateline NBC" (3.179 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.411 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) served up the season premieres of "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.860 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Speechless" (2.445 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Child Support" (2.074 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) followed by a new "20/20" (2.506 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, the season finale of "Masters of Illusion" (0.863 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) led into repeats of "Masters of Illusion" (0.807 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.934 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) on The CW (0.884 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - MacGyver
0.00% - Masters of Illusion
-11.11% - Blue Bloods
-11.11% - Hawaii Five-0
-11.11% - Hell's Kitchen
-14.29% - Dateline NBC
-26.67% - The Cool Kids
-27.78% - Last Man Standing
-42.86% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+62.50% - Last Man Standing (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
+60.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. The Exorcist)
+37.50% - The Cool Kids (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-12.50% - MacGyver
-14.29% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Once Upon a Time)
-20.00% - Blue Bloods
-20.00% - Hawaii Five-0
-28.57% - Speechless (vs. Once Upon a Time)
-33.33% - Masters of Illusion (vs. Masters of Illusion (Repeat))
-40.00% - Dateline NBC
-42.86% - 20/20
-42.86% - Child Support (vs. Marvel's Inhumans)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/3 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," 0.4/3; 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 0.3/2 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," 0.2/2 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 0.6/2 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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