Friday overnights: ‘Shark’ finale surges
May 20, 2013
The season finale of ABC’s “Shark Tank” was once again Friday’s top show on broadcast among viewers 18-49.
“Shark” showed solid gains over its previous finale and wrapped up its highest-rated season ever, 17 percent better than last year.
The 9 p.m. season-ender posted a 1.9 rating among 18-49s, according to Nielsen overnights, No. 1 for the night and up 27 percent from a 1.5 for last year’s finale.
That pushed ABC to a first-place finish for the night in the demo with a 1.5 average overnight rating and a 6 share, with NBC and Univision tied for second at 1.2/4. CBS was fourth at 1.0/4, Telemundo fifth at 0.7/3, Fox sixth at 0.6/2 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-eight percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.
At 8 p.m. ABC led with a 1.2 for a special edition of “Shark,” while NBC and Univision tied for second at 1.1, NBC for “Dateline” and Univision for “Porque el Amor Manda.” CBS was fourth with a 1.0 for “Undercover Boss,” Fox fifth with a 0.7 for a repeat of ‘Kitchen Nightmares,” Telemundo sixth with a 0.5 for “Pasion Prohibida” and CW seventh with a 0.4 for “Nikita.”
ABC was first again at 9 p.m. with the 1.9 for the “Shark” finale, followed by Univision with a 1.5 for “Amores Verdaderos.” NBC was third with a 1.2 for more “Dateline,” CBS fourth with a 1.1 for a repeat of “Undercover Boss,” Telemundo fifth with a 0.7 for “La Patrona,” Fox sixth with a 0.6 for a “Bones” rerun and CW seventh with a 0.3 for a repeat of “Supernatural.”
At 10 p.m. ABC was first with a 1.5 for “20/20,” while NBC moved to second with a 1.3 for “Rock Center with Brian Williams.” Univision was third with a 1.1 for “Que Bonito Amor,” Telemundo fourth with a 1.0 for “El Señor de los Cielos” and CBS fifth with a 0.9 for “48 Hours.”
ABC also finished first for the night among households with a 3.7 average overnight rating and a 7 share. NBC was a close second at 3.6/7, CBS third at 3.3/6, Univision fourth at 1.6/3, Fox fifth at 1.5/3, Telemundo sixth at 0.8/2 and CW seventh at 0.6/1.
Cable overnights: ‘Sons of Liberty’ rebounds
Finally, Super Bowl ads are sold out
Univision picks up rights to Miss Universe
Meredith buys more health titles
The greater significance of ‘Empire’
GoDaddy yanks controversial Super Bowl ad
CBS’s ‘CSI’ surges to season high Tuesday
State of the Union soars on Twitter
It’s now suddenly tight among 18-49s
NBC’s big Super Bowl bet on ‘Blacklist’
How cable plans to counter Super Bowl
‘Fortitude,’ murder in a faraway place
Russian spies and their family ties
- Bryce McTavish becomes SVP at The Integer Group
- Betsy Fischer Martin becomes contributing editor at More
- Brent Cunningham joins Food & Environment Reporting Network
- Rehan Iqbal and Garen Karnikian rise at True North
- Ari Buchalter and Michael Lamb become co-presidents at MediaMath
- Jacob Chappell becomes VP of sales at SOCi
- Shania Twain starring in ABC concert special
- Jerry Ferrara joins Starz's drama 'Power'
- Nick Jonas joins the cast of Fox's 'Scream Queens'
- Rita Ora performing on ABC's Academy Awards telecast
This week’s cable ratings
This month’s new media traffic data
This week’s broadcast ratings
This week’s top movies, songs and books
This week’s daypart ratings
This week’s younger viewer ratings
Assistant media buyer opening in San Francisco
Digital media buyer job in Minneapolis
Programmatic media planner wanted in New York
Assistant digital media planner job in Dearborn, Michigan
Media planner/buyer position in Baltimore