TV Ratings Friday: 'Fringe' Rises, 'Malibu Country' Up; Christmas Specials Strong, 'Dateline' Beats '20/20'
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||1.5/5||1.5/5||1.3/4||1.1/3||0.4/1|
|Total Viewers (million)||6.074||5.762||5.192||3.082||1.544|
CBS and ABC tied for number one in adults 18-49, while CBS was on top in total viewers.
On ABC, Last Man Standing earned a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. Malibu Country scored a 1.5 up 7% from last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. A 20/20 focused on the school shooting garnered a 1.6, up 33% last week’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.
On CBS, the second telecast of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer this season won the time period with a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Yes Virginia scored a 1.6, up 14% from a 1.4 on December 9, 2011. Elf on a Shelf earned a 1.5 up 7% from a 1.4 on December 9, 2011. A CBS News Special on the school shooting earned a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.
On FOX, Kitchen Nightmares earned a 1.1 down 8% from last week’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Fringe scored a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating up 22% from last week’s 0.9. Fifteen percent of your predictions were right.
On NBC, Take It All garnered a 1.1 down 8% from Thursday’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. A school shooting focused Dateline scored a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating up 18% from last week’s 1.7.
On the CW, the holiday special Prancer Returns earned a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating, on par with Nikita’s performance in the 8PM time period.
Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, December 14, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|8:00||CBS||Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – R||1.9/6||6.61|
|ABC||Last Man Standing||1.5/5||6.98|
|NBC||Michael Buble: Home for the Holidays – R||0.9/3||4.08|
|9:00||CBS||Yes, Virginia – R||1.6/5||5.91|
|ABC||Shark Tank – R||1.2/4||4.28|
|NBC||Take It All||1.1/3||4.74|
|9:30||CBS||The Elf on a Shelf – R||1.5/5||5.96|
|CBS||CBS News: Newtown||1.2/4||5.68|
via press note:
In late-night metered-market households Friday night:
In late-night metered-market households Friday night (some delays in the New York and Hartford markets for news coverage): > > * In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.0/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 4.0/9; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.6/7. > > * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: > "> The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,> "> 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.6/2; "Nightline," 1.3/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/5. > > * At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2). > > * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
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