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CBS and NBC Share Pre-Holiday Friday Night Dominance

FRIDAY FAST AFFILIATE RESULTS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Friday, December 23 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 5.28 million, ABC: 4.35, NBC: 4.22, Fox: 1.46, CW: 611,000

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 0.8 rating/3 share, ABC and CBS: 0.7/ 3, Fox: 0.3/ 1, CW: 0.2/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Last Man Standing (R)
Viewers: 5.02 million (#1), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2)

CBS – A Home For the Holidays
Viewers: 4.51 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#3)

NBC – How the Grinch Stole Christmas (R)
Viewers: 4.83 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 5 (#1)

Fox – Taraji’s White Hot Christmas (R)
Viewers: 1.90 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – Terry Crews Saves Christmas
Viewers: 3,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Dr. Ken (R)
Viewers: 3.77 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#1t)

CBS – A Home For the Holidays
Viewers: 4.30 million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#1t)

NBC – How Murray Saves Christmas (R)
Viewers: 5.85 million (#1), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#1t)

Fox – Taraji’s White Hot Christmas (R)
Viewers: 1.87 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – Terry Crews Saves Christmas
Viewers: 660,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Shark Tank (R)
Viewers: 3.75 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2)

CBS – Hawaii Five-O (R)
Viewers: 4.96 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

NBC – Movie: Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors (R)
Viewers: 4.20 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#1)

Fox – Sleepy Hollow (R)
Viewers: 1.05 million (#4), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#4t)

CW – Terry Crews Saves Christmas (season or series finale)
Viewers: 597,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#4t)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Shark Tank (R)
Viewers: 3.75 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#1)

CBS – Hawaii Five-O (R)
Viewers: 4.96 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2t)

NBC – Movie: Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors (R)
Viewers: 4.20 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2t)

Fox – Sleepy Hollow (R)
Viewers: 1.05 million (#4), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#4t)

CW – Terry Crews Saves Christmas (season or series finale)
Viewers: 597,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.1/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – 20/20 (R)
Viewers: 4.75 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#1)

CBS – Blue Bloods (R)
Viewers: 6.11 million (#1), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

NBC – Movie: Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors (R)
Viewers: 4.23 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – 20/20 (R)
Viewers: 4.88 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#1t)

CBS – Blue Bloods (R)
Viewers: 6.42 million (#1), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#1t)

NBC – Movie: Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors (R)
Viewers: 4.31 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. FROM NBC

    “NBC WINS FRIDAY IN 18-49, LED BY THE #1 SHOW OF THE NIGHT, “HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS”

    Friday Primetime Ratings:

    NBC wins Friday among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and is #1 or tieed for #1 among those nets in every key demographic.

    An encore telecast of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (1.1/5 in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET):
    · Is the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 network in adults 18-49.
    · Scores NBC’s #2 Nielsens in the slot this season in 18-49 and total viewers, behind only the Nov. 25 showing of the “Grinch” special.
    · Wins the time period among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 and all other key demographics.
    · Retains 92% of the special’s first showing this season in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.2 on Friday, Nov. 25) and 96% in total viewers (4.830 million vs. 5.047 million).
    · Jumps +57% versus NBC’s time-period average last season in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 0.7, non-sports L+SD) and +47% or 1.5 million persons in total viewers (4.830 million vs. 3.294 million).

    A rebroadcast of “How Murray Saved Christmas” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET):
    · Wins the slot among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and every other key demo (including a tie in men 18-34).
    · Equals NBC’s 18-49 high in the slot in six months (since June 17, 0.9 with an “America’s Got Talent” encore), excluding Olympics-related telecasts.
    · Grows +14% versus the show’s earlier telecast this season in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.7 on Nov. 25) and +23% in total viewers (3.585 million vs. 2.920 million).
    · Is up +14% versus NBC’s time-period average last season in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.7, non-sports L+SD) and +21% in total viewers (3.585 million vs. 2.961 million).

    An encore telecast of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET):
    · Ties for #1 the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49.
    · Ranks #1 or tied for #1 among those nets in men and women 18-49, adults and women 18-34 and adults and men 25-54.

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.4/6; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.9/5 with an encore.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.8/4; “Late Show,” 0.4/2 with an encore; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3 with an encore.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

    · From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” 1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS’s “Late Late Show,” 1.2/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: “Late Night,” 0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore; “Late Late Show,” 0.3/2 with an encore.

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

    NOTE: Primetime results are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated.