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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  • omabin

    @Flop Detector,

    The latest seasons of 24 and Lost say hi ;)

  • Josh


    :roll: Lost is still canceled 24 is not they are bringing that back for a short season get your facts straight before you say someone is wrong!

  • rob60990

    “only lost could hold some of its audience , and even lost , lost many viewers…”

    Lost never lost ratings because of its hiatus. Its season premiere ratings were always very high. Just because it would drop throughout the season wasn’t the fault of the hiatus. It was the show itself.

  • The End

    Lost could afford to lose viewers though, they had a certain amount of episodes, which were split into a few seasons guaranteed in stone. Nothing would of changed that.

  • mike


  • Josh

    Ok it sounded like you thought lost got out of hiatus very sorry mate!

  • Mark3


  • MichaelChickless

    Why am I being blocked again? IP blacklisted? Argh!

    The Following will be fine next season!

  • fakeem

    Cult went from .3 in the 1st half hour to a .1 in the 4th half hour. Can it hit a 0.0 before the finale?

  • Andrew

    Thanks for backing me up Rob60990. I am not aimlessly calling any show a flop, and I did not even mention Nikita, but I do not get why The Carrie Dairies got renewed, with a 0.3-0.4 first run rating and a 0.1-0.2 repeat rating. Carrie Diaries doesn’t have any buzz or even a tiny cult following like Nikita. Carrie is a flop, it is just lucky that CW blindly renewed it. If I were CW I cancel at least half of my lineup and start fresh. It doesn’t matter though, as CW will go the way of UPN soon enough. CW’s ratings get progressively worse each year. Vampire Diaries will be saved, along with a couple of others possibly when CW goes the way of the dodo.

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