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[11/30/19 - 08:55 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "WWE SmackDown" Win Demo Race
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 (11/29/19):

FOX (2.336 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) won the demo race on Friday with its telecast of "WWE SmackDown" (2.336 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1).

CBS (3.839 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) then was the most-watched network with its mix of "Frosty the Snowman" (4.043 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1), "Frosty Returns" (3.453 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Hawaii Five-0" (3.405 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "Blue Bloods" (4.365 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

Next up was ABC (3.336 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) with originals from "American Housewife" (2.873 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.080 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "20/20" (3.766 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.175 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) offered up highlights from "The National Dog Show Presented by Purina" (3.305 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) plus a new "Dateline NBC" (2.916 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

And finally, a repeat of "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" (0.941 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and the new special "Penn & Teller: Merry Fool Us" (0.834 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) on The CW (0.887 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
-12.50% - WWE SmackDown
-16.67% - American Housewife

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - 20/20 (vs. Child Support (Repeat)/20/20)
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - American Housewife (vs. Child Support)
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Merry Fool Us (vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
-20.00% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Child Support)
-22.22% - WWE SmackDown (vs. CFB on FOX)

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

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Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/30/18):

FOX (3.417 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the demo champ on Friday thanks to its Pac-12 Championship coverage on "CFB on FOX" (3.417 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1).

CBS (7.447 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a close second with originals from "MacGyver" (6.474 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2), "Hawaii Five-0" (7.387 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and "Blue Bloods" (8.481 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2).

Next up was ABC (3.053 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with a new "Child Support" (3.188 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), a repeat "Child Support" (2.848 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and a new "20/20" (3.122 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.476 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) offered up fresh installments of "Blindspot" (2.647 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "Midnight, Texas" (1.893 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10) and "Dateline NBC" (2.888 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

And finally, new episodes of "Dynasty" (0.709 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.517 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) on The CW (0.612 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (vs. 11/16/18)
+28.57% - CFB on FOX
+25.00% - Child Support
+25.00% - Blindspot (vs. 11/16/18)
+20.00% - 20/20
+14.29% - MacGyver (vs. 11/16/18)
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. 11/16/18)
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. 11/16/18)
0.00% - Midnight, Texas (vs. 11/16/18)
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. 11/16/18)
-11.11% - Blue Bloods (vs. 11/16/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - CFB on FOX (vs. Hell's Kitchen/The Exorcist)
+20.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (vs. Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic)
0.00% - MacGyver
-11.11% - Hawaii Five-0
-11.11% - Blue Bloods
-28.57% - Child Support (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
-28.57% - Blindspot
-33.33% - Dynasty (vs. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (Repeat))
-44.44% - Dateline NBC
-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," 1.9/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.4/9; 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," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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," 1.4/5 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 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 0.7/3 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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