NBC’s Dateline repeat was Friday night’s most popular program on a slow night kicking off New Year’s weekend. The 9-11 PM newsmag broadcast won both metrics, with a 0.9 demo rating and 5.01M total viewers.
Among the programs Dateline out-rated for the night: an original CBS newsmag, 48 Hours (0.6, 4.77M) at 8 PM; ABC’s Shark Tank redux (0.7, 4.04M) took the 8 PM hour, also besting the first hour of Fox’s 8-10 PM Hell’s Kitchen encore (05, 1.78M); and the first hour of CW’s 8-10 PM iHeartRadio Music Festival (0.2, 760K).
Dateline-driven NBC (0.8, 4.44M) took prime in both metrics, followed closely by ABC (0.7, 3.84M) in the demo, and CBS (0.5, 4.42M) in total viewers. Fox (0.5, 1.78M) paced CBS in demo; followed by CW (0.2, 758K).