or


[05/09/20 - 08:37 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with ABC & NBC
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 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/8/20):

CBS (6.184 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) was the network to beat on Friday with the season finale of "MacGyver" (5.775 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) followed by a new "Magnum P.I." (6.685 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) and the season finale of "Magnum P.I." (6.091 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

ABC (4.093 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) and NBC (4.083 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) shared in the demo honors with the former offered up new episodes of "Shark Tank" (4.557 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) and "20/20" (3.860 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and the latter with originals from "The Blacklist" (4.483 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Dateline NBC" (3.882 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.040 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up its weekly "WWE SmackDown" (2.040 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

And finally, closing out the evening were the special "Masters of Illusion: Impossible Escapes" (0.692 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9) and the season finale of "Dynasty" (0.383 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9) on The CW (0.537 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Magnum P.I.
0.00% - MacGyver
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - WWE SmackDown
0.00% - Dynasty
-12.50% - Shark Tank
-14.29% - Dateline NBC
-16.67% - 20/20 (vs. 4/3/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - Shark Tank (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD)
+20.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Magnum P.I. (vs. Hawaii Five-0)
0.00% - MacGyver
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeats))
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Masters of Illusion: Impossible Escapes (vs. Dynasty)
-16.67% - The Blacklist
-16.67% - WWE SmackDown (vs. Various)
-25.00% - Magnum P.I. (vs. Blue Bloods)


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/10/19):

CBS (6.829 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) claimed the top spot on Friday with the season finale of "MacGyver" (5.427 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), a new "Hawaii Five-0" (6.640 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and the season finale of "Blue Bloods" (8.421 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1).

NBC (3.686 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then was the number two draw with originals from "The Blacklist" (3.949 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "Dateline NBC" (3.555 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Sharing the silver was FOX (2.895 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with the finale lineup of "Last Man Standing" (4.674 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1), "The Cool Kids" (3.425 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "Proven Innocent" (1.739 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.566 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up the return of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (2.344 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and a new two-hour "20/20" (2.678 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, a new "Dynasty" (0.454 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T11) and repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.521 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T11) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.547 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T11) rounded out the night on The CW (0.494 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - MacGyver
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - The Cool Kids
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Proven Innocent
0.00% - Dynasty
-16.67% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Last Man Standing (vs. Meghan Markle: An American Princess)
+20.00% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - MacGyver (vs. Undercover Boss)
0.00% - The Cool Kids (vs. Meghan Markle: An American Princess)
0.00% - 20/20 (vs. Marvel's Agents of SHIELD/20/20)
0.00% - Dynasty
-12.50% - Hawaii Five-0
-20.00% - Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (vs. Once Upon a Time)
-28.57% - Dateline NBC
-33.33% - Proven Innocent (vs. Meghan Markle: An American Princess)

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," 1.7/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/6; 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," 0.4/2; "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 1.0/3 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," 1.0/3 with an encore in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4 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 0.5/2 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





  [may 2020]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[07/01/22 - 06:50 AM]
ESPN's Second Quarter Up 22% in Prime Time, Best Since 2014
For the overall audience (P2+), ESPN was up 4% to an average of 612,000, a high-water mark for the network since 2016.

[06/29/22 - 12:20 PM]
Hallmark Channel Claims #1 Most-Watched Network During Weekend Total Day and Weekend Primetime for the Month of June
The June 25 premiere of "Two Tickets to Paradise" starring Ashley Williams and Ryan Paevey delivered especially strong results with 2.2 million total viewers and 235,000 women 25-54.

[06/29/22 - 10:35 AM]
"BET Awards": Culture's Biggest Night Claims #1 Spot as Best Performing Cable Award Show
The event premiered Sunday, June 26, and drew 3.2 million total viewers, as it was simulcast live across 10 Paramount Global networks.

[06/28/22 - 05:05 PM]
"Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area" Pockets Global Top Spot
In the new Top 10 list released today, which covers global audiences from June 20 - June 26, "Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area" debuted at #1 with 33.7M hours viewed.

[06/28/22 - 02:18 PM]
Netflix Top 10 Week of June 20: "The Umbrella Academy" Is This Week's Most Viewed Title, "The Man from Toronto" Is the #1 Film
Ahead of the Volume 2 premiere, "Stranger Things 4" came in second with 76.91M hours viewed, while Seasons 1 to 3 held steady on the list with 29.21M hours viewed, 31.19M hours viewed and 32.23M hours viewed, respectively.

[06/28/22 - 10:44 AM]
ABC Ties as Week's No. 1 Entertainment Network in Adults 18-49
ABC jumped week to week by 16% in Total Viewers (2.9 million vs. 2.5 million) and by 33% with Adults 18-49 (0.4/4 vs. 0.3/3) to deliver its strongest performance so far this summer.

[06/28/22 - 10:02 AM]
"No Demo Reno" Season Two Premieres with Solid Ratings for HGTV
Attracting more than 3.2 million total viewers, the season premiere delivered a .62 L3 rating among upscale P25-54 and a .88 among upscale W25-54.

[06/27/22 - 06:36 AM]
Viewership for "2022 NBA Draft Presented by State Farm" Up 33% From Last Year
The first round across ABC and ESPN averaged nearly four million viewers (3,988,000), up 32 percent from last year's NBA Draft first round, which also aired on ABC and ESPN.

[06/23/22 - 06:00 AM]
"Chrissy's Court" Season 2 Reigns Supreme as the Most Watched Unscripted Roku Original Premiere of All Time
In addition to the strong opening weekend results, Roku also announced that the popular series will exclusively return to The Roku Channel for a third season on Friday, October 21.

[06/21/22 - 12:13 PM]
Netflix Top 10 Week of June 13: "Hustle" Remains the English Films Champ, "Squid Game" Re-Enters the Non-English TV List
After four weeks, "Stranger Things 4" remained in the top spot on the English TV List with 102.26M hours viewed and appeared in the Top 10 in 93 countries.

[06/21/22 - 10:33 AM]
NBC Sports Delivers Most-Watched Final Round for East Coast U.S. Open Since 2013
Viewership of Sunday's final round peaked at 9.2 million viewers from 6:30-6:45 p.m. ET on NBC.

[06/21/22 - 10:00 AM]
"Windy City Rehab" Delivers Big Ratings for HGTV and Scores New Season Order
HGTV has ordered a new eight-episode season, just as the series wrapped a successful nine-episode run on June 16.

[06/17/22 - 02:13 PM]
Viewership for 2022 NBA Finals on ABC Finishes Up 22 Percent from Last Year
The Golden State Warriors victory in Game 6 generated an average of nearly 14 million viewers (13,992,000), up 10 percent from last year's Game 6.

[06/16/22 - 02:14 PM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Scores Best Performance Since September 2020 in Adults 18-49
The series also delivered the strongest weekly performance for any late-night talk show on any network since November 2021 among Adults 18-49 (443,000).

[06/15/22 - 06:31 AM]
2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee Programming Seen by 7.5 Million Viewers, Including Most-Watched Finals Since 2015
The live finals broadcast on ION, Bounce, Laff and TrueReal combined to reach 3.7 million viewers, while the semifinals on June 1 reached 3.1 million viewers - the highest audience ever for the semis.