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TV Ratings Friday: Dateline NBC, Friday Night Lights Steady; Miami Medical Finale Down

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July 3rd, 2010

Scoreboard NBC CBS ABC FOX CW
rating/Share: Adults 18-49 1.2/5 0.9/4 0.9/3 0.7/3 0.4/2
Total Viewers (million) 4.39 4.93 3.48 2.20 0.97


NBC's line up of Friday Night Lights and Dateline NBC was even vs. last week and topped the holiday weekend Friday ratings.

Dateline NBC's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating was even with last Friday's, as was Friday Night Lights 1.0/1.1 rating.

Flashpoint's 1.0/1.1 adults 18-49 rating was down from last week's 1.2 rating. The series finale of CBS' Miami Medical slipped a tenth to finish with a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

ABC's 20/20 ratings are only as good as its subject, whatever produced the 1.0/1.1 adults 18-49 rating last night couldn't hold a candle to last week's Michael Jackson: After Life episode which scored a 1.4 rating.

via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.5/4 with an encore telecast delayed by Wimbledon coverage; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Nightline," 2.7/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” 0.6/3 with an encore telecast delayed by Wimbledon coverage; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.
  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore telecast delayed by Wimbledon coverage) trailed CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, the delayed "Late Night" rebroadcast (0.4/2 in 18-49) topped the on-time, original "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters with an encore telecast delayed by Wimbledon coverage.

Note that all show ratings referenced above were calculated manually by me. Rounding discrepancies are possible!

Half hour ratings via Marc Berman / MediaWeek:

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Wife Swap (R)
Viewers: 3.09 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#2)

CBS – Medium (R)
Viewers: 3.19 million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#4)

NBC – Friday Night Lights
Viewers: 3.53 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#1)

Fox – House (R)
Viewers: 2.65 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

CW- Smallville (R)
Viewers: 1.04 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Wife Swap (R)
Viewers: 3.04 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

CBS – Medium (R)
Viewers: 3.37 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3t)

NBC – Friday Night Lights
Viewers: 3.42 million (#1), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#1)

Fox – House (R)
Viewers: 2.54 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3t)

CW- Smallville (R)
Viewers: 978,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – America Celebrates July 4th at Ford’s Theater
Viewers: 3.27 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Flashpoint
Viewers: 5.42 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Dateline
Viewers: 4.18 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#1)

Fox – The Good Guys (R)
Viewers: 1.83 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

CW- Supernatural (R)
Viewers: 888,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – America Celebrates July 4th at Ford’s Theater
Viewers: 3.24 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3t)

CBS – Flashpoint
Viewers: 5.79 million (#1), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Dateline
Viewers: 5.19 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#1)

Fox – The Good Guys (R)
Viewers: 2.54 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3t)

CW- Supernatural (R)
Viewers: 990,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – 20/20
Viewers: 3.89 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2t)

CBS – Miami Medical (series finale)
Viewers: 5.84 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2t)

NBC – Dateline
Viewers: 4.92 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – 20/20
Viewers: 4.37 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2)

CBS – Miami Medical (series finale)
Viewers: 5.98 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

NBC – Dateline
Viewers: 5.09 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#1)
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You can see TV ratings from other recent Overnight ratings reports here.

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved. Source: Marc Berman/Mediaweek.

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