TV Ratings Friday: 'The Million Second Quiz' & 'America's Next Top Model' Down While 'Dateline' & 'Perfect Score' Rise

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September 14th, 2013

America's Next Top Model September 13

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.2/4 0.9/3 0.7/2 0.5/2 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.79 4.19 4.81 1.72 0.995



NBC was number one in adults 18-49, and with total viewers.

On NBC, The Million Second Quiz earned a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating, down from yesterday's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.  Dateline earned a 1.4, up two tenths  from week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, and the highest-rated Friday edition of the newsmagazine since May 31.

On ABC, 20/20 matched last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, Perfect Score garnered a 0.3, up a tenth from last week's 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.   America's Next Top Model earned a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth from last week's  0.5 adults 18-49 rating.


Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, September 13, 2013


Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM CBS Undercover Boss -R 0.9 3 4.76
NBC The Million Second Quiz 0.8 3 4.03
ABC Last Man Standing -R 0.7 3 4.17
FOX SO You Think You Can Dance (8-10PM) -R 0.5 2  1.72
CW Perfect Score 0.3 1 0.88
8:30PM ABC The Neighbors -R 0.5 2 3.10
CW Perfect Score -R 0.3 1 0.79
9:00 PM NBC Dateline NBC -R (9-11PM) 1.4 4 6.70
ABC Shark Tank -R 1.0 3 4.13
CBS Hawaii Five-O -R 0.6 2 4.56
CW America's Next Top Model 0.4 2 1.15
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.1 4 4.70
CBS Blue Bloods -R 0.6 2 5.11


In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night:

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.


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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.

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  • Omar

    LMFAO The Million Second Quiz!
    ANTM is doing Ok. Love this show.

  • chloe

    Out of all the ABC repeats LMS repeats well.

  • John A

    Dateline did ok.

  • Dennis

    I think Neighbors is going to do well on Fridays.
    I don’t watch it but if it stays above a 1.2 it should b renewed.

  • Mathew

    Why is the million second quiz on so much!

  • andy

    what a bust for million second quiz…

  • Nothing But Cancellation

    LOL at Jack Donaghy-esque MSQ. Good for Dateline

    Top Model down but it’ll be renewed.

  • Hardline_Pro

    I wonder if Ryan Seacrest feels embarrassed being on The Million Second Quiz.

  • Samunto

    Million Second Quiz is a total burst! Started with 1.7 and now at 0.8!

  • HalCapone

    Quiz is the weakest link–GOODBYE. I honestly don’t think the anemic ratings have anything to do with Seacrest. Prime time game shows have a pretty spotty record on television (Millionaire with Regis Philbin being one of the exceptions).

    My gut sense tells me this is going to be another challenging year for new shows and I think there is a high number of new ones debuting this year just waiting to queue up for unemployment. I think the carnage will be especially high as viewers once again eschew the new for the old, familiar (and often well past their expiration dates of creativity). The biggest question is how Marvel’s Agents of Shield will pan out after a probable (but not definite) high tune in for the first few episodes.

  • Mitchell


    If he does, I’m sure he can distract himself by counting his money.

  • CBSviewer

    I can’t wait to see how low The Million Dollar Quiz will go tonight. I think it’s a mlistake to air on Saturday. I bet on a 0.4.

  • Katb

    Dateline was new again.

  • a p garcia

    Million Second Quiz will most likely flow again due to the football games.

  • RUkiddinMe

    MSQ was the perfect storm of TV failures – ill conceived, badly scheduled at the start of the new fall season and horribly marketed. And 5 more nights — woo-hoo!!!

  • Alex

    the big question right now isnt how MSQ will do tonight, its how will the MSQ do this upcoming week if it’s already at a .8. when you think about it though what else does nbc have to air?

  • dan

    antm is awsume!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    msq suks rysn s

  • Alan

    The Million Second Quiz sucks! LOL. Still pretty good for ANTM, and Perfect Score.

  • beached

    The CW is a joke. If you can’t even attract a million viewers in this country of 330 mil. Why do you even exist?

  • JR35

    Why would The Neighbors be safe above a 1.2? That didn’t do “Malibu Country” too good (its average was above that level).

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