TV Ratings Friday: 'Rock Center' Series Finale Goes Out With a Whimper + 'What Would You Do' & '20/20' Steady

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June 22nd, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.2/5 1.0/4 0.7/3 0.5/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 4.36 5.08 4.61 2.16 0.949

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

Note: Sorry, we only have half hours ratings today. In the meantime, averaging these half hours into ratings for each show will often lead to errors


Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, June 21, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM NBC Dateline NBC (8-10PM) 1.0 4 4.98
ABC Shark Tank -R 1.0 5 4.04
CBS Undercover Boss -R 0.7 3 2.84
FOX Bones -R 0.7 3 2.84
CW Nikita -R 0.3 1 0.96
8:30 PM ABC Shark Tank -R 1.1 4 3.95
NBC Dateline NBC 1.0 4 4.66
CBS Undercover Boss -R 1.0 4 4.76
FOX Bones -R 0.6 3 2.95
CW Nikita -R 0.3 1 0.93
9:00 PM NBC Dateline NBC 1.1 5 5.71
ABC What Would You Do 1.0 4 3.58
CBS Hawaii Five-0 -R 0.7 3 3.94
FOX The Following -R 0.4 2 1.52
CW Supernatural -R 0.3 1 0.97
9:00 PM ABC What Would You Do 1.3 5 4.01
NBC Dateline NBC(8-10PM) 1.2 4 5.96
CBS Hawaii Five-0 -R 0.7 3 4.24
FOX The Following -R 0.4 2 1.34
CW Supernatural -R 0.3 1 0.94
10:00PM ABC 20/20 1.5 5 5.20
NBC Rock Center 1.0 4 4.72
CBS Blue Bloods -R 0.7 3 5.19
10:00PM ABC 20/20 1.5 5 3.36
NBC Rock Center 0.9 3 4.38
CBS Blue Bloods -R 0.7 3 5.57

-Friday's Ratings Via TV Media Insights
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.


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  • Ashley

    Can’t believe im saying this but im gonna miss Rock Center. It was a nice little news show.

    Wow at The Following repeat being so low! It doesn’t mean anything but still.

  • sally

    I watched Hawaii 50 and Blue Bloods

  • John A

    CW and Fox close at 9pm.

  • CBSviewer

    There is only 0.1 between Supernatural and The Following :roll:

  • Paleonut

    Nice to see Supernatural repeating well on it’s second night of the week :-)

  • GARY

    Nikita, the little engine that could!

  • peter

    Nikita must be one of the serialized shows on TV that drops the least between new episodes and repeats.

  • david

    Yah i am really goig to miss Rock Center too. I enjoyed it every Friday night for the last couple of months. They did alot of good reporting on there like the story last night about the people being payed 26 cense an hour by Goodwill. That is terrible they do that .

  • Ram510

    No need for apologies, I think the half hour chart is better

  • FLOP detector

    The FLOPping

  • John A

    I wonder how Nikita might have done as a Summer Series. Thats a good repeat rating.

  • A

    Baseball was on the CW in NY, so Nikita is inflated.

  • Joseph

    Very low viewing levels for a Friday night.

    The triple-threat of movies (“Man Of Steel”, “Monsters U” and “World War Z”) earned over $68 million between them yesterday (Friday), according to Box Office Mojo.com.

    And there were no sports playoffs to help viewing.

  • Joseph

    Another factor cutting into ratings was the fact that severe weather resulted in a massive 0power outage in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area last night (June 21st).

    Although not a major market, the blackout probably did cut network viewing levels by 100,000 to 200,000 persons.

  • Nick

    I hope What Would You Do isn’t cancelled… It’s a nice show.

  • colt13

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see Rock Center be resurrected. People that cut back on cable want good reporting too.

  • John A

    So what will air instead of Rock Center?

  • Danimals

    They should really move Nikita from mid-season to summer, cause its repeat numbers are matching new episodes.

  • Ultima

    @John A
    So what will air instead of Rock Center?

    They have a news special next week, then Dateline moves to 9-11pm with summer drama repeats at 8pm.

  • Jacobo

    Plus the metro stations keep cutting in and out all night. I couldn’t watch WWYD. I know KARE lost transmission for awhile.

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