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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  • platypus Perry

    Even if Nikita/SuperNaturaL get a 0.2 for some reason like baseball airing in the NY Market, I’ve been very surprised by the Friday repeat ratings.

    Nikita has consistently .3s and some .2 which is surprising considering the ratings for original airings. SuperNaturaL is doing great repeating on Wednesdays and Fridays!!!

    Isn’t the Cult burn off going to begin airing on fridays at both 8 and 9. It will be lucky to pull repeat numbers of these shows. Not to mention when Carrie scoring 0.1 on Mondays. I can imagine what Carrie will pull on Friday Nights.

    While Nikita fans should be thankful for any renewal the least CW should have done was air split seasons of 10 episodes each with carrie airing in fall and Nikita in spring, I doubt CW will see these repeat numbers and change their mind though.

  • Match

    How dare you post half hour ratings in the summer and for Friday and you couldn’t do that in the regular season. I’m angry at you tvbythenumbers!


    The Following never repeated that well to begin with. It’s a show you kinda have to follow each episode, so doesn’t make sense for people to invest their Fridays following an old show they probely would’ve watched earlier if it interested them.


    That being said… The Following was my favorite new show of the 2012/2013 season!

  • Joseph A

    I just followed some Baseball last night and did some streaming , BUT , one thing I did learn recently is that for those persons that seek Investment Via Shark Tank , they need to give up 5% of their ownership to the show just for the ability to make a pitch ,

  • The End


    The ending was utterly insane. What other show out there ends with their lead character stabbed? I’m still wondering if they will put remnants of Joe Carrolls cult in the next season. Certainly I can’t imagine Ryan Hardy being pleased about someone trying to murder him, the moment he’s back on his feet he’ll be after her.

  • CBSviewer

    @ The End

    Maybe Joe Caroll is not dead…

  • MichaelChickless

    Go H50!

  • MichaelChickless

    The End
    What other show out there ends with their lead character stabbed?

    I can remember Jack Bauer being in various states of repair, at the end of several seasons of 24. And I think he died twice on the show!

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