TV Ratings Friday: NFL Inflates Ratings as Numerous Shows Hit Artificial Summer Highs, 'America's Next Top Model' Rises

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August 10th, 2013

America's Next Top Model August 9

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.6/6 1.4/5 1.1/4 1.0/4 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 5.442 5.454 5.613 3.504 1.656


NOTE: All fast-affiliate results on ABC, CBS, CW, NBC, Fox are inflated by local coverage of NFL Preseason Football and downward adjustments are likely in official nationals, which will be released Monday.


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

On ABC, Would You Fall For That?, scored a  1.5  up 67 percent  from last week's  0.9 adults 18-49 rating, but don't fall for it because it will get adjusted down in the finals! 20/20 garnered a 1.4 up 27 percent  from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW,  America's Next Top Model earned a 0.7 up 17 percent from a 0.6 Adults 18-49 rating from last week's premiere. Though our ratings source did not list the CW as impacted by football, take this number with a grain of salt as well.


Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, August 9, 2013

Time  Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 ABC Shark Tank - R 1.8/7 6.23
CBS Undercover Boss - R 1.2/5 5.44
FOX Bones - R 1.1/4 4.13
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers - R 0.9/4 3.74
CW America's Next Top Model - R 0.5/2 1.39
8:30 NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers - R 1.0/4 3.81
9:00 NBC Dateline- R (9-11PM) 1.6/5 6.30
ABC Would You Fall For That? 1.5/5 5.05
CBS Hawaii Five-0 - R 1.1/4 5.28
FOX The Following - R 0.9/3 2.88
CW America's Next Top Model 0.7/2 1.92
10:00 ABC 20/20 1.4/4 5.05
CBS Blue Bloods - R 1.1/3 6.12


In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night:


  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/4 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3 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 0.4/3 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" (0.7/2, delayed by golf).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.1/1, delayed by golf).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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  • Oliver

    Wait a second, ANTM went up?

  • tommie

    Does anyone think ANTM will be adjusted?

    0.7 and almost 2 million on a CW Friday summer night sounds too good to be true for the CW.

  • RockBoy602

    Wow! 0.7 for ANTM!

  • Sam

    Whoa, a re-run of Shark Tank got 6.23 million? That’s great!

  • John A

    Ugh so wait till monday to get the finals to comment then.

  • Robin

    I guess the preemption on the other networks might have helped ANTM

  • John A

    Pity these ratings arent real. Everything is high.

  • E.S.

    ABC in Phoenix, and CW in Tucson and Las Vegas were pre-empted for Arizona Cardinals pre-season football.

  • Ryann

    As much as I’d like The CW to have another hit for the summer, I see an adjustment down to at least a 0.5

  • Oliver


    Aha, that would explain it. The CW doesn’t usually have football.

  • Samunto

    ABC PR please release a statement touting last night’s ratings solely based on these overnights. We could use a nice laugh!

    They’ll all come crashing down like The Winner is on Thursday!

  • E.S.

    The Cardinals game was played in Green Bay and started at 5pm Pacific time, so either it ran over its scheduled time or was the lead-in for “ANTM” in Las Vegas. On the other hand, Tucson is not a metered market, so the numbers there wouldn’t be reflected here.

    There was probably other CW stations airing pre-season football in other parts of the country too.

  • Ryan

    Local NBC station had Carolina Panthers

  • Dan

    It is Shark Week so a ST repeat getting a 1.8 doesn’t seem too surprising even thought the show has no actual Sharks.

    Nice job ANTM rising. It has good numbers for a summer friday and it seems the show still might have life left in it.

  • Remote Patrolled

    I actually wouldn’t be surprised to see Top Model going up.

    It started strong last week and got good word of mouth.

    The show has really reinvented itself this season. Adding the guys and a much bigger social media angle is really working.

    I stopped watching Top Model a few cycles back but am totally back on board for this season.

  • Brandy

    Happy for Top Model!Hopefully the 0.7 sticks or at lst 0.6 in finals if it’s adjusted down.

  • DuMont

    ‘ANTM’ was pre-empted for football in Los Angeles.

  • John K.

    @DuMont, do people in LA even watch sports? Not likely to make a big difference.

  • RJ

    Do people not even bother reading the red text, let alone any of the text? Dang…

  • cheri

    There a ton of people complaining on ANTM Facebook page that football was on last night instead of the show.

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