TV Ratings Friday: 'Cult' Rebounds Slightly as Newsmagazines Rule the Evening

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July 6th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.1/4 1.1/4 0.7/3 0.5/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 4.61 4.27 4.94 1.89 0.586

NBC was number one in adults 18-49 , but CBS 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, July 5, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM ABC Shark Tank -R 1.0 4 4.50
CBS Undercover Boss -R 0.8 3 4.09
FOX Bones -R 0.7 3 2.48
NBC Siberia -R 0.6 3 2.77
CW Cult 0.3 1 0.82
8:30 PM ABC Shark Tank -R 1.2 5 4.88
CBS Undercover Boss -R 0.9 4 4.64
NBC Siberia -R 0.7 3 2.45
FOX Bones -R 0.7 3 2.63
CW Cult 0.2 1 0.61
9:00 PM NBC Dateline NBC (9-11PM) -R 1.1 4 4.51
ABC What Would You Do? 1.0 4 3.88
CBS Blue Bloods -R 0.6 2 6.64
FOX The Following -R 0.4 1 1.28
CW Cult 0.2 1 0.49
9:30 PM NBC Dateline NBC (9-11PM) -R 1.3 5 5.49
ABC What Would You Do? 1.0 4 3.93
CBS Blue Bloods -R 0.7 2 4.88
FOX The Following -R 0.4 1 1.16
CW Cult 0.1 0 0.42
10:00 PM NBC Dateline NBC (9-11PM) 1.4 5 6.01
ABC 20/20 1.0 4 4.11
CBS Blue Bloods -R 0.8 3 5.59
10:30 PM NBC Dateline NBC (9-11PM) 1.5 5 6.44
ABC 20/20 1.1 4 4.30
CBS Blue Bloods -R 0.8 3 5.79

-Friday's Ratings Via TV Media Insights

In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night:


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  • josh

    Cult rebounds. Damn. lol

  • tommie

    Renew Cult now CW! This is as good as it gets 4 u.

  • Noel

    Um tied with flopkita? Nikita gets 0.3 and 0.4, plus repeats of Nikita still do much better than cult specialy in viewers in millions.

  • SueK

    Surprised (but happy) that Bones is doing so well with reruns.

  • Dennis

    I must say, Siberia didn’t repeat to badly.

    Hopfully NBC airs all 13 episodes. I like it. Its different.

    Cult took the biscuit as the worst show of the 2012/2013 season.
    Shame, as it was my most anticipated show

  • CrimTV

    @FLOP Detector

    How can you call The Vampire Diaries a flop? It’s on it’s 5th season next season and still remains the highest rated show of The CW. So what if it’s repeat don’t rate well, they’re not the ratings that’ll get it renewed for a 6th season. I’m so happy Cult rose a bit so now people can stop ‘hoping’ that it gets 0.0 which I feel is extremely childish to wish a low rating on a show you don’t like or only because you want The CW to fail. Get a life

  • John A

    @Crimtv i think he meant The Carrie Diaries.

  • CrimTV

    @John A

    Silly me lol, but still…

  • Alan

    Cult fans must be happy. And yeah, who cares about repeats? The only show that I have been seeing repeating well is The Big Bang Theory. Don’t expect people who already saw the repeated episodes again!

  • Andrew

    ^^He’s obviously talking about the Carrie Dairies. The Carrie Diaries repeats horribly (worse than any other CW show I think) and is definitely a FLOP. If it was on any other network besides the CW, broadcast or network, it would have been cancelled. The CW sure knows how to pick low hangin’ fruit.

  • Josh

    Maybe ratings infamy next week…

  • traywana

    Blue Bloods is a beast.

  • Cannibal

    @FLOP Detector @Andrew

    Do you people even know what flop means? Nikita has 4 seasons already, it is a success and Carrie Diaries has been renewed. Neither of them are flops. On the other hands every other show that has failed this season is a flop. Some of them are critical flop, some commercial flop and some tv-shows are both.

    Meaning of flop is an utter failure. Nikita has four seasons and is critically acclaimed. Carrie Diaries has mixed reviews and is only in its second season. If they were failures they wouldn’t be renewed.

  • BigBrotherFan

    Forgot to record Siberia.
    One less summer show to worry about!

    I watched 20/20 last night because I was being pathetic and stayed home on Friday…WHAT A BORING SHOW! This show belongs on CBS NOT ABC!

  • david

    good for Cult to be up. Everybody was saying it would fall to a 0 but id did not.

  • Pepper

    Are those the half hours for Cult at 8:30 and 9:30?

  • rob60990

    Cannibal, FD doesnt know what a flop is but neither do you. Being renewed does make your show a success. Andrew is right. TCD is a failure.

  • John A

    Nikita a succes? Ha ha Good one.

  • rob60990

    I mean being renewed does NOT make your show a success. Edit button where are you? :(

  • harry

    so terrrible repeat ratings for the following advertised as the biggest drama hit of the season topping cult only by 0.2 difference …such a monster you are the following.

    i hope this show dies after its long hiatus next year. and gets cancelled like touch

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