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.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • JacobYates

    And the Neighbors haters are silent. Figures.

  • Jean

    Once against football was on on the west coast.

  • James C.

    I know this is a Friday in August, but these numbers look unimaginable historically. These numbers are below UPN, The WB and the DuMont Network.

  • Maya

    Bad numbers for H50, it lost half of the lead in.It should had done better.

  • Alan

    Yes! ANTM! :) I knew it would go up. I hope it doesn’t get adjusted down a lot because of the L.A. preemption.

  • Ultima

    @James C
    I know this is a Friday in August, but these numbers look unimaginable historically.

    Only if you haven’t been paying attention for the past 30 years…

  • Melanie P.

    Good job ANTM!

  • s0303

    sorry, i never believed last weeks ratings on antm…i don’t see how a show could lose 60% of its audience in one week and then gain it all back the next…doesn’t seem possible..

  • Igwell

    And the Neighbors haters are silent. Figures.

    Why bother hating on a show that has been given a Friday Night Death Slot?

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