TV Ratings Friday: 'America's Next Top Model' Premiere Up From Last Year; 'Would You Fall For That' & '20/20' Rise

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August 3rd, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.1/4 0.9/3 0.7/2 0.6/2 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 3.91 4.50 4.36 1.57 2.04

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

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

On ABC, Would You Fall For That?, scored a 0.9, up a tenth from last week's  0.8 adults 18-49 rating. 20/20 garnered a 1.1, up three tenths from last week's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, the two hour season premiere of America's Next Top Model earned a 0.6 Adults 18-49 rating. Last year's premiere earned a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. This marks the show’s best premiere rating since 2011 and boosted The CW to its best Friday ratings in more than a year.


Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, August 2, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM ABC Shark Tank -R 1.2 5 4.41
CBS Undercover Boss -R 0.8 3 3.90
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers -R 0.6 3 2.98
FOX Bones -R 0.6 2 2.78
CW America's Next Top Model (8-10PM) - Season Premiere 0.6 2 1.57
8:30 PM NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers -R 0.7 3 2.93
9:00 PM NBC Dateline NBC (9-11PM) 1.0 3 5.28
ABC Would You Fall for That? 0.9 3 3.32
CBS Hawaii Five-0 -R 0.6 2 4.02
FOX The Following -R 0.4 1 1.30
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.1 4 3.98
CBS Blue Bloods -R 0.6 2 5.16


In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night:

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  • Sam

    I think that ANTM has lost it’s edge and this season should be its last

  • Jamie

    Last summers Top Model launch got a 0.7, no?

  • John A

    Go Dateline Decent for Top Model.

  • bill

    The only reason why CBS lost for total viewership because of the Time Warner Cable blackout.

  • rob60990

    Not bad for ANTM. Beat every episode of Nikita this season and in the middle of summer. :D

    Those CBS reruns seem normal. Im sure the dispute will be resolved soon though.

  • Greg

    That’s actually very decent for ANTM. Unfortunately, it’ll move to the 9pm slot next week, so it’ll probably fall one or two tenths. Still, they should bring it back to the regular season when The Carrie Diaries fails.

  • Brandy

    @Jamie no.Cycle 19 started August 24 2012 with a 0.4
    Yay Top Model for doing decent in summertime.

  • s0303

    pretty good for antm…an 0.6 is decent for the cw even during the regular season, much less for a friday…

  • Ram510

    They should keep ANTM a 1 cycle a year summer only show

  • TV#1

    A .6 on a Friday in August for The CW isn’t bad. If it can stay above a .4 I think AMNTM will stick around.

  • Alan

    Wow ANTM! I was expecting a 0.5 at its best, but a 0.6 is great for a Summer Friday Night. I hope it gets adjusted up.

    I think that’s what they are going to do. There’s no space left to put it on the Fall or early midseason.

  • John A

    CW should air Top Model Tuesday at 9pm. That and with Whose Line they would have a solid Night.

  • Melanie P.

    Good for Top Model. Enjoy the setup this season of guys vs the girls. Great looking group of people! Been a fan since Cycle 1 (10 years wow!!) and happy it is still doing well. Tyra Banks really hit the jackpot with this show.

  • bluejoni

    Damn I didn’t know ANTM was on last night !! It’s the ONLY thing I watch on that horrible station.

  • Dan

    Still not bad for ANTM, Carrie Diaries will probably do worse

  • Amy

    Hmmm… So does everyone agree that TCD will be the first CW show to be cancelled this season?

  • chloe

    Hello do any of you think last man standing will do good on friday this fall?

  • Alan

    I don’t think so. I think Reign will be the first one! TCD will be cancelled the way Life Unexpected was (not getting a back order and then getting eventually cancelled)

  • Alan

    If the CW is nice, they will let Reign air all their episodes the way it happened with Emily Owens M.D.

  • Jon

    @Chloe……I don’t see why not. Last Man Standing seemed to hold its own last year. My guess is we will see a season 4 to get it into syndication.

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