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[09/05/20 - 08:37 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/4/20):

FOX (2.066 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) remained on top among adults 18-49 with its weekly entry from "WWE SmackDown" (2.066 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1).

CBS (2.230 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) was the number two draw with its mix of "MacGyver" (2.684 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T7), "Love Island" (1.576 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and "Blue Bloods" (2.430 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T7).

Sharing the silver was NBC (1.848 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with repeats of "America's Got Talent" (1.672 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and "Dateline NBC" (2.200 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.712 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) opted for repeats of "Shark Tank" (2.556 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) and "20/20" (2.790 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2).

Meanwhile, The CW (0.403 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with repeats of "Masters of Illusion" (0.561 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9), another "Masters of Illusion" (0.498 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9), a new "Being Rueben" (0.302 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.0, #T11) and a second "Being Rueben" (0.250 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.0, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - WWE SmackDown
0.00% - Love Island
-100.00% - Being Rueben - 9:00
-100.00% - Being Rueben - 9:30

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - WWE SmackDown (vs. Various)
-25.00% - Love Island (vs. Magnum P.I. (Repeat))
-100.00% - Being Rueben - 9:00 (vs. Hypnotize Me (Repeat))
-100.00% - Being Rueben - 9:30 (vs. Hypnotize Me (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/6/19):

NBC (3.006 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was the demo champ on Friday with its telecasts of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.853 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) and "Dateline NBC" (3.313 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1).

CBS (3.929 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) then was the most-watched broadcaster with its trio of "Hawaii Five-0" (4.004 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4), "Magnum P.I." (3.801 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "Blue Bloods" (3.981 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Next up was ABC (2.594 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) and its combination of "American Housewife" (2.269 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4), "Fresh Off the Boat" (1.617 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9), "What Would You Do?" (2.459 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "20/20" (3.380 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.994 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up encores of "BH90210" (1.024 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "MasterChef" (0.963 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "Masters of Illusion" (1.103 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9), "The Big Stage" (0.895 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and "Hypnotize Me" (0.867 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) on The CW (0.933 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - 20/20 (vs. 7/26/19) 0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. 6/28/19) 0.00% - What Would You Do?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - What Would You Do? -14.29% - Dateline NBC -16.67% - 20/20

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," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2.

· 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," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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