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[11/21/20 - 08:51 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX Share in Adults 18-49 Honors
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 (11/20/20):

ABC (3.288 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) and FOX (2.215 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) shared the demo crown on Friday as the former served up new episodes of "Shark Tank" (4.080 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) and "20/20" (2.892 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) while the latter offered up a new installment of "WWE SmackDown" (2.215 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2).

Next up was NBC (3.615 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with its duo of "The Blacklist" (3.424 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "Dateline NBC" (3.710 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (2.897 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) opted for repeats of "MacGyver" (2.803 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6), "Magnum P.I." (2.720 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and "Blue Bloods" (3.167 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6).

And finally, The CW (0.584 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with its mix of "Masters of Illusion" (0.603 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9), "Masters of Illusion" (0.503 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9), a new "World's Funniest Animals" (0.613 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9) and "World's Funniest Animals" (0.617 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Shark Tank
0.00% - WWE SmackDown
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - World's Funniest Animals (vs. 11/6/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Shark Tank (vs. American Housewife/Fresh Off the Boat)
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - World's Funniest Animals (vs. Dynasty)
-20.00% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - The Blacklist
-25.00% - WWE SmackDown


Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/22/19):

FOX (2.600 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) continued its demo win streak on Friday thanks to "WWE SmackDown" (2.600 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1).

CBS (7.194 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) however was a close second with its trio of "Hawaii Five-0" (7.324 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1), "Magnum P.I." (6.707 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (7.551 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

Next up was NBC (3.582 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with fresh installments of "The Blacklist" (3.972 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Dateline NBC" (3.387 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.967 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) offered up its lineup of "American Housewife" (3.266 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5), "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.297 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9) and "20/20" (3.059 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

And finally, originals from "Charmed" (0.793 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) and "Dynasty" (0.448 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #11) closed out the night on The CW (0.621 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

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

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - Magnum P.I. (vs. Magnum P.I. (Repeat))
+40.00% - Blue Bloods (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
+23.08% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Frosty the Snowman/Frosty Returns (Repeat))
+14.29% - WWE SmackDown (vs. CFB on FOX)
+11.11% - 20/20 (vs. Child Support/20/20)
+11.11% - Dateline NBC (vs. The Wall/Dateline NBC (Repeats))
0.00% - American Housewife (vs. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (Repeat))
0.00% - Charmed (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))
-33.33% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (Repeat))
-37.50% - The Blacklist (vs. How the Grinch Stole Christmas/DreamWorks Trolls Holiday (Repeats))
-66.67% - Dynasty (vs. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (Repeat))

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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