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[11/14/20 - 08:16 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Shark Tank" Pushes ABC to Top Spot
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 nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/13/20):

ABC (3.735 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) scored top honors on Friday thanks to fresh installments of "Shark Tank" (4.322 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) and "20/20" (3.441 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3).

Sharing in demo crown was FOX (2.141 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) with its latest edition of "WWE SmackDown" (2.141 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2).

Next up was NBC (3.323 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with the return of "The Blacklist" (3.599 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (3.186 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (2.642 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up its mix of "MacGyver" (2.570 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6), a new "Undercover Boss" (2.398 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and "Blue Bloods" (2.956 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 1 2020" (0.508 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #9) on The CW (0.508 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+133.33% - Shark Tank
0.00% - WWE SmackDown
0.00% - 20/20 (vs. 10/30/20)
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. 10/30/20)
0.00% - Undercover Boss (vs. 10/23/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - Shark Tank (vs. American Housewife/Fresh Off the Boat)
0.00% - 20/20
-14.29% - WWE SmackDown
-20.00% - The Blacklist
-33.33% - Dateline NBC
-50.00% - Undercover Boss (vs. Magnum P.I.)


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

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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