TV Ratings Friday: 'Dateline' Steady, 'Would You Fall For That?' Debuts Low, '20/20' Down

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July 27th, 2013

Would You fall For It July 26.

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 0.9/3 0.9/3 0.8/3 0.5/2 0.6/1
Total Viewers (million) 4.523 3.919 4.502 2.203 1.010

NBC and ABC tied for number one in adults 18-49, but NBC  was on top  with total viewers.

On NBC, Dateline matched last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, the series premiere of Would You Fall For That?, scored a 0.9 down 18 percent from  the similar What Would You Do?'s 1.1  adults 18-49 rating in the time period last week. 20/20 garnered a 0.8, down 20 percent from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.


Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, July 26, 2013

Time  Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 ABC Shark Tank - R 1.0/4 4.70
CBS Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night - R (8-10PM) 0.8/3 4.31
FOX Bones - R 0.7/3 3.06
NBC Camp - R 0.5/2 1.92
CW The iHeart Radio Ultimate Pool Party - R (8-10PM) 0.3/1 1.01
9:00 NBC Dateline( 9-11PM) 1.1/4 5.10
ABC Would You Fall For That? - Series Premiere 0.9/3 3.34
FOX The Following - R 0.4/1 1.35
10:00 ABC 20/20 0.8/3 3.72
CBS Blue Bloods - R 0.7/3 4.88


In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night:
NBC’s late-night lineup dominated the broadcast competition Friday night.  In the Local People Meters:
  • Jay came close to beating the combined rating for encores of “Late Show” and Kimmel (0.9 vs. a combined 1.0),
  • Jimmy Fallon earned his highest 18-49 rating for a Friday telecast in seven weeks (since June 7).
  • Carson Daly’s encore tied rebroadcasts of Letterman and Kimmel, while outscoring originals of “Nightline” and Ferguson.
  • 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," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.5/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
Jay’s guests were: Katy Perry, Cris Collinsworth and musical guest Kacey Musgraves   Jimmy’s guests were: Liev Schreiber, Anthony Anderson and musical guest Imagine Dragons.  Carson Daly’s guests were: Pete Wentz, Room 237 and musical guest Tift Merritt (encore)


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  • m

    Low -but not too shabby.

  • Martin

    Am i the only one that thinks, looking at these numbers, if Bones actually does end up airing on fridays that it will be ok, repeats pretty decently. Of course that all depends on if sleepy hollow or almost human don’t bomb right out of the gate, i think sleepy hollow will though.

  • James

    iHeart Radio pool party repeat beat original.

  • David

    Great job ABC. Seems ABC is going to become the new NBC.

  • CBSviewer

    Bones will rate OK on Friday. I think it’ll get a 1.5-1.6 all season and boost Raising Hope.

  • Matt

    The CW always repeats better on Fridays than the originals.

  • Jon

    Well CW originals on friday was not up against repeats like they are now ;-)

  • Igwell

    Great job ABC. Seems ABC is going to become the new NBC.

    I dunno, NBC is still pretty terrible.

  • 1mars

    Bones will do better than fine on Friday, it’s just getting over the stigma that Friday is the death slot that’s challenging, but if it gets us another season after this one, who cares where it airs?

  • Hal Capone

    It’s incredibly silly debating who beats whom on a night when 1.1 is the highest rating. Pretty ugly all around for every network.

  • Paleonut

    Bones has nothing to worry about… The boys from Supernatural spent two seasons investigating & finally ganked the Friday Death-Slot monster last year…

  • Fashe

    What is the point of that new “Would You Fall For That?” show?

    It’s like an EVEN WORSE and even more boring “What Would You Do?” with a British man and extra filler.

  • rgxx

    ABC – for crying out loud – just call it Candid Camera – stop re-inventing the wheel.

    And wasn’t it called What Would You Do?

    What happened – run out of ideas?!

  • MichaelChickless

    Slow night. Nothing to see here; move along.

  • MichaelChickless

    Would You Fall For That?

    Apparently, TV viewers didn’t!

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