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[10/24/20 - 08:32 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Rides World Series to Victory
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 (10/23/20):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live sports.]

FOX (5.848 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was still the network to beat on Friday with its telecast of the "World Series, Game 3" (5.848 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1).

ABC (3.180 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) took home the silver with its duo of "Shark Tank" (3.755 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and "20/20" (2.893 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Next up was CBS (2.630 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) with a special "Big Brother 22" (2.995 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2), a new "Undercover Boss" (2.208 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and a repeat "Blue Bloods" (2.686 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #8).

Meanwhile, NBC (1.953 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up an encore of "American Ninja Warrior" (1.635 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) plus "Dateline NBC" (2.589 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

And finally, "Masters of Illusion" (0.704 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9), a repeat "Masters of Illusion" (0.590 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9), "World's Funniest Animals" (0.703 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9) and a repeat "World's Funniest Animals" (0.738 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9) on The CW (0.684 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - 20/20
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Masters of Illusion
0.00% - World's Funniest Animals
-16.67% - Shark Tank
-25.00% - Undercover Boss

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - World's Funniest Animals (vs. Dynasty)
-9.09% - Shark Tank (vs. American Housewife/Fresh Off the Boat)
-28.57% - Big Brother 22 (vs. Hawaii Five-0)
-33.33% - 20/20
-50.00% - Masters of Illusion (vs. Charmed)
-50.00% - Undercover Boss (vs. Magnum P.I.)
-51.85% - World Series, Game 3


Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/25/19):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live sports.]

FOX (11.744 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) was the network to beat on Friday with its presentation of the "World Series, Game 3" (11.744 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1).

CBS (6.441 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then was a distant second with its mix of "Hawaii Five-0" (6.546 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2), "Magnum P.I." (5.934 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (6.845 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

Next up was ABC (3.407 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with its lineup of "American Housewife" (3.338 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Fresh Off the Boat" (2.422 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "20/20" (3.670 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.225 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up its duo of "The Blacklist" (3.572 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Dateline NBC" (3.051 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9).

And finally, originals from "Charmed" (0.767 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) and "Dynasty" (0.475 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #11) rounded out the night on The CW (0.621 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - 20/20
+25.00% - The Blacklist
+20.00% - Magnum P.I.
+16.67% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - American Housewife
0.00% - Fresh Off the Boat
0.00% - Charmed
0.00% - Dynasty
-20.00% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - The Blacklist (vs. Blindspot)
+20.00% - 20/20 (vs. Child Support/20/20)
+16.67% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. MacGyver)
0.00% - Charmed (vs. Dynasty)
0.00% - Dynasty (vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
-11.11% - Dateline NBC (vs. Midnight, Texas/Dateline NBC)
-14.29% - Magnum P.I. (vs. Hawaii Five-0)
-14.29% - Blue Bloods
-20.59% - World Series, Game 3
-33.33% - American Housewife (vs. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Repeat))
-44.44% - Fresh Off the Boat (vs. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Repeat))

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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