TV Ratings Friday: 'America's Next Top Model' Up + 'Dateline' & 'Perfect Score' Flat

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August 31st, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 0.9/4 0.9/3 0.7/2 0.5/2 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 4.330 3.654 4.792 2.168 1.004



NBC and ABC tied for number one in adults 18-49, but CBS led with total viewers.

On ABC, 20/20  earned a 1.1, up two tenths from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Dateline matched last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, Perfect Score matched last week's 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.   America's Next Top Model earned a 0.5, up three tenths from last week's 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.


Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, August 30, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM CBS Undercover Boss -R 1.0 4 5.29
FOX Bones -R 0.7 3 2.97
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers -R 0.7 3 3.04
ABC Last Man Standing -R 0.6 3 3.33
CW Perfect Score 0.2 1 0.76
8:30 PM NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers -R 0.7 3 3.00
ABC The Neighbors -R 0.6 2 2.54
CW Perfect Score -R 0.3 1 0.81
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank -R 1.1 4 3.74
NBC Dateline NBC (9-11PM) 1.0 4 4.98
CBS Hawaii Five-0 -R 0.5 2 4.07
CW America's Next Top Model 0.5 2 1.22
FOX The Following -R 0.4 1 1.37
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.1 4 4.28
CBS Blue Bloods -R 0.5 2 5.02


In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.


Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.  More information on ratings is available here.

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  • David James

    Woah America’s Next Top Model! Quite the increase from last week!

  • omabin

    H50 repeated very poorly, loosing half of UB’s lead is not a good thing, I am worried about it.

  • Mon

    Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods are going to stink this fall. And The Good Wife too. I can’t wait.

    Looks like The Neighbors is growing slowly.

  • John A

    Great increase for ANTM. The Neighbours increasing but i still dont see it doing well.

  • Dan S

    This will be H50’s last season & regrettably most likely the last for BB as well.

  • Anonymous

    Last week, in NY, football was on instead of ANTM so they had less potential audience.

  • Hoyt

    ANTM is quite weird lately. It goes up, it goes all the way down, then it rebounds. And also, the viewers remain still, no matter viewers. I’m happy though. Really enjoying the season so far.

  • Hoyt

    no matter ratings*

  • Rich

    CW programming didn’t air in Los Angeles because they aired an encore of the Raiders game,which they’d already aired on a delayed basis eight hours earlier because of a bitch and moan complaint by the Chargers to the NFL over territorial broadcast rights or something stupid like that.

  • Holly

    If you want to say 50 will likely do poorly because it was already struggling before being moved to Friday, fine. That’s reasonable logic. But determining success or failure based on summer repeat ratings? Come on, neither of you are that new to this.

  • Nasir

    I wonder how ANTM would do if it were on the Mon-Thurs schedule.

  • Brandy

    Happy Top Models up.Hope it stays there.

  • Jake

    No top model
    In orange county ca again.

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    The Neighbors actually feels like a good fit for Friday. I watched a repeat of Betty White, switched over to The Neighbors, and then switched over to Adult Swim for King of the Hill repeats. I’m enjoying having comedy back on Friday. Haven’t had it since Happy Endings ended

  • Diana

    Hawaii is going to hurt CBS Fridays a lot and what I hate the most is that BB will suffer. CBS should at least put Hawaii at 10 pm and move BB to 9 pm. At least BB may not waste the lead in so much.
    Hawaii will be canceled this season, numbers stink at TNT too.

  • CBSviewer

    @ Diana

    Hawaii is going to hurt CBS Fridays a lot and what I hate the most is that BB will suffer

    Hawaii Five-0 won’t hurt Blue Bloods. 5-0 is skewing much younger and it’ll help Blue Bloods which is old skewing.
    I agree, CBS should’ve kept CSI: NY because it was the perfect lead-in for Blue Bloods. On the other hand you can’t base your pedictions on summer repeats.
    What I think is that The Mentalist and The Good Wife will both be canceled while Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods will be Renewed. Hawaii Five-0 is very profitable for CBS and I guess it’ll have 5-6 seasons.

  • HalCapone

    A Shark Tank repeat rules the night (actually shares the crown with 20/20). I believe even with the 2013 Fall changes, the Friday crown is ABC’s to lose once again.

    Is there a complete schedule of the Fall lineup for the networks somewhere on this site? I thought I remember seeing one when the network scheds were finalized but can’t locate it. If someone has a link, I’d appreciate it. Thanks.

  • Clarke

    Wow, the Neighbors repeat did really well. Hopefully this bodes well for the future…I can see it doing well with LMS. I love ABC’s friday lineup.

  • HalCapone

    While I think both LMS and The Neighbors are more family friendly programming than not, I’m not so sure they share the same core audience. The Neighbors seems to be a more broad based comedy relying on silly situations and lots of visuals that I think might appeal to young children more than adults. I wonder if The Neighbors would be the lead off show of the night, followed by LMS and then Shark Tank. I am not a huge fan of either show but I also acknowledge that family friendly comedies are in very short supply on the networks so props to ABC/Disney for making the effort to provide something for families in the early evening. There always seems to be a lot of chatter about bringing back TGIF among certain fans so if this new Friday combo succeeds maybe that will make a reboot of TGIF more likely. I don’t think blockbuster ratings and family-friendly programming go hand in hand any longer but maybe I’m wrong. Maybe the mid 1’s is now considered a monster hit on Fridays.

  • sally

    I liked CSI NY, I do like Hawaii 50 and Blue Bloods and I wish The Mentalist was still on Thursday night, I hate singing and dancing shows

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