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[11/16/19 - 08:31 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/15/19):

FOX (2.350 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) held onto the demo crown on Friday thanks to "WWE SmackDown" (2.350 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1).

CBS (7.113 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) was the most-watched network overall with its trio of "Hawaii Five-0" (7.318 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1), "Magnum P.I." (6.550 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (7.470 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

Next up was ABC (2.849 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with originals from "American Housewife" (3.307 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.335 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "20/20" (2.863 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.710 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up fresh installments of "The Blacklist" (3.959 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Dateline NBC" (3.586 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

And finally, The CW (0.537 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with new episodes of "Charmed" (0.692 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) and "Dynasty" (0.382 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Charmed
+20.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Magnum P.I.
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. 11/1/19)
0.00% - Dynasty
-12.50% - WWE SmackDown
-14.29% - American Housewife (vs. 11/1/19)
-16.67% - The Blacklist

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Dateline NBC (vs. Midnight, Texas/Dateline NBC)
+25.00% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
+11.11% - 20/20 (vs. Child Support/20/20)
0.00% - Charmed (vs. Dynasty)
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. MacGyver)
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
-14.29% - American Housewife (vs. Fresh Off the Boat)
-16.67% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Speechless)
-22.22% - WWE SmackDown (vs. Various)
-25.00% - Magnum P.I. (vs. Hawaii Five-0)
-33.33% - Blue Bloods

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

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Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/16/18):

FOX (3.981 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the network to beat on Friday with new episodes from "Last Man Standing" (5.945 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1), "The Cool Kids" (4.389 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and "Hell's Kitchen" (2.795 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

Second place then went to CBS (7.549 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) with its mainstays "MacGyver" (6.228 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Hawaii Five-0" (7.863 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "Blue Bloods" (8.555 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2).

Next up was ABC (2.824 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with fresh installments from "Fresh Off the Boat" (3.455 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Speechless" (2.582 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8), "Child Support" (2.360 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "20/20" (3.092 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.616 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) served up originals from "Blindspot" (2.585 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Midnight, Texas" (2.052 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "Dateline NBC" (3.212 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.558 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night with new episodes of "Dynasty" (0.709 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.408 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - 20/20
+20.00% - Speechless
+16.67% - Fresh Off the Boat
+14.29% - Hawaii Five-0
+12.50% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - MacGyver
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Child Support
0.00% - Midnight, Texas
0.00% - Dynasty
0.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
-10.00% - The Cool Kids
-15.38% - Last Man Standing
-20.00% - Blindspot

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. The Exorcist)
+40.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Once Upon a Time)
+22.22% - Last Man Standing (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
+20.00% - Speechless (vs. Once Upon a Time)
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Child Support (vs. Once Upon a Time)
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
0.00% - The Cool Kids (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-20.00% - Hawaii Five-0
-22.22% - MacGyver
-28.57% - 20/20
-33.33% - Blindspot
-44.44% - Dateline NBC
-50.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (vs. Jane the Virgin)
-55.56% - Midnight, Texas (vs. Dateline NBC)

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," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; 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," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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," 1.2/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 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 0.6/3 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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