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[09/14/19 - 08:27 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Adults 18-49 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/13/19):

NBC (2.823 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was the demo champ for the third consecutive Friday with its duo of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.539 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) and "Dateline NBC" (3.390 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1).

CBS (3.962 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) then was the silver draw with its repeat mix of "Hawaii Five-0" (3.860 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3), "Magnum P.I." (3.836 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (4.191 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7).

Next up was ABC (2.245 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with repeats of "American Housewife" (2.349 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and "Fresh Off the Boat" (1.909 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) followed by the season finale of "Reef Break" (2.075 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) and a new "20/20" (2.531 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.993 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) offered up encores of "BH90210" (0.927 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) and "MasterChef" (1.058 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7).

And finally, The CW (0.339 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with the special "EA Sports Madden NFL 20 Classic" (0.434 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) followed by the premiere of "Red Bull Peaking" (0.250 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) and a second "Red Bull Peaking" (0.239 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Reef Break (vs. 9/5/19)
-20.00% - 20/20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-14.29% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - 20/20
-25.00% - Reef Break (vs. Child Support (Repeat))
-50.00% - EA Sports Madden NFL 20 Classic (vs. Masters of Illusion)
-50.00% - Red Bull Peaking - 9:00 (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))
-50.00% - Red Bull Peaking - 9:30 (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))

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," 1.5/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 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," 0.1/1 with an encore.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/14/18):

NBC (3.162 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) edged out the competition on Friday with an encore of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.942 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) and a new "Dateline NBC" (3.603 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1).

ABC (2.392 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then was a close second with repeats of "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.720 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), "Speechless" (1.963 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "Child Support" (1.918 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) plus a new "20/20" (2.916 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

Next up was CBS (3.044 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) and its mix of "Sunday's Best: Celebrating 40 Years of CBS Sunday Morning" (3.407 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), a new "TKO: Total Knock Out" (2.124 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and a repeat "Blue Bloods" (3.601 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.533 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) served up second runs of "The Resident" (1.735 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "The Orville" (1.331 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11).

And finally on The CW (1.160 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5), a new "Masters of Illusion" (1.142 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and repeats of "Masters of Illusion" (1.057 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.220 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Masters of Illusion
-16.67% - 20/20
-25.00% - TKO: Total Knock Out

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-16.67% - 20/20
-22.22% - Dateline NBC
-33.33% - Masters of Illusion
-50.00% - TKO: Total Knock Out (vs. The 11th Annual ACM Honors)
-66.67% - Sunday's Best: Celebrating 40 Years of CBS Sunday Morning (vs. Big Brother 19)

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

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets (with some markets excluded due to Hurricane Florence), household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.7/5 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; 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," 0.5/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 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 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/3 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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