TV Ratings Friday: 'What Would You Do' Steady As 'Rock Center' and 'Dateline' Fall

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June 8th, 2013

What Would You Do

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.2/4 1.1/4 0.7/2 0.6/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 4.526 5.807 4.473 2.369 0.752

ABC was number one in adults 18-49, but NBC won with total viewers.

On NBC, Dateline notched a 1.1, down three tenths from last week's  1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Rock Center garnered a 1.1, down a tenth from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC,  What Would You Do? matched last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating .   20/20 earned a  1.1, down two tenths from last week's 1.3  adults 18-49 rating.


Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, June 7 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM ABC Shark Tank -R 1.3 5 4.90
NBC Dateline NBC (8-10PM) 1.1 4 6.32
FOX Bones -R 0.7 3 3.11
CBS The American Baking Competition -R 0.6 2 3.23
CW Nikita -R 0.3 1 0.80
9:00 PM ABC What Would You Do 1.3 5 4.21
CBS Hawaii Five-0 -R 0.7 5 4.54
FOX The Following -R 0.5 2 1.63
CW Supernatural -R 0.3 1 0.70
10:00PM ABC 20/20 1.1 4 4.475
NBC Rock Center 1.1 4 4.780
CBS Blue Bloods -R 0.7 2 5.65


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  • ateofi

    DanS, The Old Man
    Guys, don’t give up yet on H50. I have read that the show has new writers for season 4 and Kono is not leaving the show (at least that’s what Lenkov tweeted).

  • derek117

    I couldn’t agree more with you, Jack, about Nikita being better than other shows that will survive. That said, the reality is that the Nikita producers have thrown in the towel–and are satisfied with their six-episode final season. My guess is that, besides running out of ideas for the show–which was very apparent at times this last season–the producers recognize that the six episodes will allow them to reach the magic 100 needed for syndication sales. And they will reap quite nicely from the financial rewards syndication will bring. It’s too bad, because Nikita has very, very committed fans–who deserve better. But without the producers fighting for the show, there’s nothing the fans can do.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Aside from “60 Minutes”…if you’ve seen one news magazine show, you’ve seen them all. NBC’s “Rock Center” and “Dateline” contain the most fluff thinly disguised as news than any other network. They are a little less flashy as local news cast features during sweep months.

  • E.S.

    Ralph Hahn:

    Have you watched “20/20″ lately? They’ve dedicated whole shows on celebrity marriages. That’s not considered “fluff?”

  • E.S.

    Then, what do you expect from the “Estrogen Broadcasting Company”

  • Jiji Moran

    “Dateline” was the most watched show of the night, and only .2 behind the highest demo. I wouldn’t call that a “fall.”

  • Jlopie1

    1). New writers coming on board for H50 next season – could be a reason to give H50 another chance in it’s new time slot.
    2). H50’s demo rating built upon it’s lead in. That’s always a good thing.
    3). Grace Park has definitely NOT been dumped — she is expecting her first child and will thus have a diminished role in the first part of the season. Her storyline is definitely not over.

    Call me a “glass half full” person, but I see promising trends for H50 Season 4.

  • Pavelsauce

    @The Old Man
    What Would You Do is a show where actors stage situations to see how bystanders would react. For example, in the season premiere, they staged a situation involving a guy playing the guitar and signing insults to the show’s actors (acting as passersby), another with actors posing as a very drunk dad insisting to get his “wife” and “son” on his boat, and yet another one with a runaway bride/groom.

  • Linda E.

    @ateofi: Where did you read that HF-0 is getting new writers? That doesn’t seem like something Peter Lenkov would put in a tweet.

  • coolioni

    When will Friday cable ratings be posted ?

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