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[10/12/19 - 08:38 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Holds Onto Demo Crown
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/11/19):

FOX (2.899 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) remained the demo champ on Friday with its second week of "WWE SmackDown" (2.899 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1).

CBS (6.969 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was the most-watched network with its trio of "Hawaii Five-0" (6.946 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2), "Magnum P.I." (6.407 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "Blue Bloods" (7.554 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2).

Next up was NBC (3.750 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with new episodes from "The Blacklist" (3.781 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Dateline NBC" (3.734 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.564 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up originals of "American Housewife" (3.437 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.333 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #9) and "20/20" (2.404 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #8).

And finally, The CW (0.580 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with the return of "Charmed" (0.696 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) and "Dynasty" (0.464 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Dateline NBC
+16.67% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Magnum P.I.
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - American Housewife
-20.00% - 20/20
-25.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
-28.57% - WWE SmackDown

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
0.00% - American Housewife (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
0.00% - WWE SmackDown (vs. Various)
0.00% - Charmed (vs. Dynasty)
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
-11.11% - 20/20 (vs. Child Support/20/20)
-12.50% - Blue Bloods
-12.50% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. MacGyver)
-14.29% - Dateline NBC
-25.00% - Magnum P.I. (vs. Hawaii Five-0)
-40.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Speechless)

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

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Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/12/18):

FOX (4.155 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) held onto the demo crown on Friday thanks to new episodes of "Last Man Standing" (6.340 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1), "The Cool Kids" (4.782 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) and "Hell's Kitchen" (2.750 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

CBS (7.356 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then took home the silver with its trio of "MacGyver" (6.214 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3), "Hawaii Five-0" (7.654 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (8.203 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

Next up was NBC (3.876 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with the return of "Blindspot" (2.950 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) followed by a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (4.339 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #7).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.939 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up originals from "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.760 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Speechless" (2.352 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Child Support" (2.039 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "20/20" (4.223 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

And finally, the season premieres of "Dynasty" (0.683 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.443 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14) on The CW (0.563 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - 20/20
+16.67% - Dateline NBC
+14.29% - MacGyver
+7.69% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - Speechless
0.00% - Child Support
-9.09% - The Cool Kids
-16.67% - Fresh Off the Boat

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. The Exorcist)
+75.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
+25.00% - The Cool Kids (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
+25.00% - Blindspot (vs. Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (Repeat))
0.00% - MacGyver
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
-11.11% - Blue Bloods
-16.67% - 20/20
-20.00% - Hawaii Five-0
-22.22% - Dateline NBC
-28.57% - Speechless (vs. Once Upon a Time)
-28.57% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Once Upon a Time)
-33.33% - Child Support (vs. Marvel's Inhumans)
-66.67% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (vs. Jane the Virgin)

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," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4 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; "Late Show," 0.4/2 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 1.1/4 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," 1.1/4 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," 0.3/2 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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