TV Ratings Friday: 'Last Man Standing', 'The Neighbors' & 'Shark Tank' Return Down, '20/20' Rises, 'Dateline' Down

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September 21st, 2013

The NEighbors Season 2 Premiere

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.5/5 0.9/3 0.9/3 0.8/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.967 4.654 3.241 5.318 0.911



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

On ABC, the season premiere of Last Man Standing scored a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating down 25 percent from a 2.0 for last year’s premiere on Friday, November 2, 2012. The season premiere of The Neighbors notched a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating down 40 percent from a 2.0 for its timeslot season premiere on and down 48 percent from a 2.3 for the premiere of last season’s Friday at 8:30PM show, Malibu Country.  Your predictions were far too optimistic. The season premiere of Shark Tank garnered a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating from a 1.8 for last season’s premiere on September 14, 2012.   20/20 scored a 1.4 up 27 percent from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Dateline earned a 1.1 down 21 percent from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, Perfect Score garnered a 0,2  down 33 percent from last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.   America's Next Top Model earned a 0.4 18-49 rating, down 20 percent from last week's  0.5 adults 18-49 rating.


Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, September 20, 2013

Time  Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 ABC Last Man Standing - Season Premiere 1.5/6 6.55
CBS Undercover Boss - R 1.1/4 5.45
FOX Bones - R 0.8/3 2.90
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers - R 0.6/2 3.02
CW Perfect Score 0.2/1 0.77
8:30 ABC The Neighbors - Season Premiere 1.2/4 4.64
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers - R 0.7/3 3.10
CW Perfect Score - R 0.2/1 0.67
9:00 ABC Shark Tank - Season Premiere 1.7/6 6.68
NBC Dateline (9-11PM) 1.1/4 5.45
FOX Sleepy Hollow - R 1.0/3 3.58
CBS Hawaii Five -0 -R 0.6/2 4.40
CW America's Next Top Model 0.4/1 1.10
10:00 ABC 20/20 1.4/5 5.63
CBS Blue Bloods - R 0.7/2 6.11



In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

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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  • John A

    Does The Neighbors have 22 eps or 13?

  • JR35

    Any chance of Shark Tank adjusting up? I enjoyed seeing Barbara and Lori on the panel for the first time, and look forward to more. :) (though not next week, as Damon’s on that episode).

  • Brad



    @ Brad

    My guess is most people think the new season starts Sept 23 for some bizarre reason

    I think TN only has 13 ep order so far

  • Alice

    Sleepy Hollow got pretty decent numbers for a show that aired just a few days ago. Hopefully many of those people were new viewers who got on by word of mouth, and who will add to the numbers for the new episode on Monday. I’m really stressed about the post-premiere droppage % that will happen when The Voice and CBS comedies come back. I love this new so much and want it to stay strong.

  • Dave

    LMS has 22 right or is it 13-18 again?

  • T

    neighbours has 22

  • rob60990

    @JR35, Since Shark Tank runs until 1001, it will probably adjust up to match last years premiere. I agree it was great seeing Lori and Barbara together.

    Last Man Standing also ran over into The Neighbors so it may adjust down. Lol

  • MJ


  • TP

    it was a stupid decision from the beginning and everyone knew it except of the executives in ABC!! well, now they know it too ;)

  • Nasir

    I caught the Sleepy Hollow encore. It was okay. I’ll give it another go on Monday.

  • Mr T

    @ THE OLD MAN- no, youre right-most people think it starts next week because its ALWAYS started after the Emmys-why do nets have to premiere everything one or even TWO weeks beforehand? Lets enjoy the last few vestiges of summer, please!

  • chloe

    Are these ratings good for LMS and shark tank and what the entry requirement for an abc show on friday to get renewed someone please answer

  • Mon

    LMS only got 1.5. What makes you think Malibu would have gotten way better than the 1.2 got by The Neighbors?

  • josh

    I am sorry but ABC won the nigh with 1.5av.

  • rob60990

    LMS would have done better with a stronger lead-out that viewers want to watch.

  • Clarke

    SO disappointed with ABC’s “TGIF” numbers. I was really hoping LMS would get a 2.0 and The Neighbors a 1.6-1.7. Guess that was wishful thinking. The sad thing is both of those shows were great last night. I really hope they can go up next week…maybe ABC should promote them more.

  • chris

    That stinks. I watched both LMS and The Neighbors and they were street last night. Hopefully they’ll rise

  • Greg

    The Neighbors DOA. I just hope ABC doesn’t replace it with Suburgatory. They could air all 13 episodes of The Neighbors for the rest of the year, then double up LMS.

  • Brad

    Suburgatory currently has a 13 episode order. Wish they it got the full 22 but with them cutting two cast members it’s likely the end :(

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