TV Ratings Friday: 'What Would You Do?' Flat; 'Dateline' & '20/20' Dip

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July 20th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.0/4 0.9/3 0.7/3 0.6/2 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 4.11 4.07 4.47 2.21 1.39

ABC was number one in adults 18-49 , but CBS was on top  with total viewers.

On NBC, Dateline earned 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 1.1  adults 18-49 rating. 20/20 garnered a 1.0, down from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.


Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, July 19, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM CBS Undercover Boss -R 1.0 4 4.44
ABC Shark Tank -R 0.9 4 4.28
FOX Bones -R 0.7 3 3.09
CW Whose Line is it Anyway? -R 0.6 3 1.69
NBC Camp -R 0.4 2 2.00
8:30 PM CW Whose Line is it Anyway? -R 0.5 2 1.59
9:00 PM NBC Dateline NBC (9-11PM) -R 1.1 4 5.11
ABC What Would You Do? 1.1 4 3.94
CBS Hawaii Five-0 -R 0.6 2 4.31
FOX The Following -R 0.4 1 1.33
CW Perfect Score -R 0.4 2 1.22
9:30 PM CW Perfect Score -R 0.4 1 1.05
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.0 4 4.11
CBS Blue Bloods -R 0.5 2 4.93


In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/3).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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  • John A

    Whose Line repeated well. It beat every Nikita original from last season lol.

  • CrimTV

    good repeat numbers for CW, Perfect Score encore got a higher rating than one of the originals!!

  • Robin

    perfect score actually did better than its premiere for a repeat on Friday. only on the CW

  • SueK

    Bones reruns holding steady at .7.Yes!

  • fourat sakka

    Whose Line repeated well

  • John A

    I watched Whose Line and i didnt like. Hope it continues to do well for CW though. They need a hit and a cheap Game show hit even better for them.

  • s0303

    cw repeated better than some of its original programming last fall…good for them. even perfect score did well.

  • Sid

    Perfect Score might actually work on Fridays with Top Model.

    @John A

    I feel so sad for you, I really do..

  • platypus Perry

    I’m more shocked about the Perfect Score repeat numbers. Great for both Line Nd Perfect for beating NBC at 8-9 and Tying Fox from 9-10.

    Blue Bloods repeating lower than usual.

    CW has something to brag about lol. I Can’t wait until Capture (formerly titled ”The Hunt”) Premieres on July 30th after Whose Line it sounds really good for a CW reality show. Maybe Capture( a reality series people are comparing to Hunger Games w/o the murdering and Survivor) will work out great since the Scripted The Selection never pans out..

  • CBSviewer

    Blue Bloods and Hawaii Five-0 hit a new repeat low :(

  • mike

    Wild numbers

  • RJ

    NOTE: The CW was pre-empted in Chicago for the Cubs game. Expect an adjustment down of 0.1-0.2 for each half hour of their programming.

  • s0303

    @john a…how dare you say you watched a show and didn’t like it…i feel sad for you too…sid is so not overreacting :)

  • charmedcraft

    we had baseball in chicago, so cw numbers will most likely go down.

  • Mon

    I believe Blue Bloods hit 0.4 last summer against the Olympics.

  • CBSviewer

    What I predict for the premieres:

    Undercover Boss: 1.9
    Hawaii Five-0: 1.8
    Blue Bloods: 1.5

  • Lindsey

    Any idea what Whose Line’s L+3 numbers were?

  • Andrew

    Wow, CW did well for a repeat Friday, close to Fox and CBS for the night.

  • Networkman

    I really think it is time for Last Man Standing to return. If ABC doesn’t want to air its repeats on Friday yet, why not show it after The Middle on Wednesday to help build its audience?

    I do appreciate FOX for showing The Following’s repeats. I believe its season finale was in April. So it would have been off the air too long before its second season premiere if these repeats were not shown. The show may have picked up some new viewers during the Summer. Also the repeats of Bones are doing decently. I feel once it moves to Friday this upcoming season, it may actually pull in respectable ratings. And that will help Raising Hope.

  • chris23

    @ Perry (Agent P!!!) I also can’t wait for the Captured premiere next week!!! I’ve never watched a reality show on the cw but I’m willing to give this show a chance and hope it is good. I know they have a Survivor Producer on board but the rest are from that horrible Love show that bombed after Voice I hope that is not a Bad Omen lol

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