Friday overnights: ’20/20′ boosts ABC to win
April 20, 2014
ABC finished first among viewers 18-49 yet again on Friday night, only this time it was led by its long-running newsmagazine “20/20.”
The magazine posted a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating in its 10 p.m. timeslot on Friday, according to Nielsen overnights, the top-rated show of the night in the demo and up 20 percent from 1.5 the previous week.
That helped ABC average a 1.5 rating and 5 share for the night, comfortably ahead of NBC and Fox, which tied for second at 1.0/4. Univision was fourth at 0.9/3, CBS fifth at 0.8/3, Telemundo sixth at 0.5/2 and CW seventh at 0.3/1.
As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won’t be available for several weeks. Forty-nine percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.
At 8 p.m. NBC, Fox and ABC all tied for first at 1.0, NBC for “Dateline,” Fox for “Kitchen Nightmares” and ABC for “Last Man Standing” (1.1 for an original at 8, 0.8 for a rerun at 8:30). CBS was fourth with a 0.9 for “Unforgettable,” Univision fifth with a 0.8 for “Por Siempre Mi Amor,” and CW and Telemundo tied for sixth at 0.4, CW for “Whose Line Is It Anyway” and Telemundo for “La Impostora.”
ABC took the lead at 9 p.m. with a 1.6 for “Shark Tank,” followed by NBC with a 1.2 for more “Dateline.” Univision was third with a 1.1 for “Lo Que La Vida Me Robo,” Fox fourth with a 0.9 for more “Kitchen Nightmares,” CBS fifth with a 0.7 for a repeat of “Hawaii Five-0,” Telemundo sixth with a 0.5 for “En Otra Piel” and CW seventh with a 0.3 for “Hart of Dixie.”
At 10 p.m. ABC led with the 1.8 for “20/20,” with Univision second with a 1.0 for “Que Pobres Tan Ricos.” CBS and NBC tied for third at 0.9, CBS for a “Blue Bloods” rerun and NBC for “Hannibal,” and Telemundo was fifth with a 0.5 for “Camelia, La Texana.”
CBS was first for the night among households with a 4.7 average overnight rating and a 9 share. ABC was second at 4.0/7, NBC third at 3.3/6, Fox fourth at 1.7/3, Univision fifth at 1.2/2 and CW and Telemundo tied for sixth at 0.7/1.
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