TV Ratings Friday: 'Hawaii Five-0' Premiere Down, 'Shark Tank' Rises + 'MasterChef Junior' has Solid Friday Start

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September 28th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.6/5 1.4/5 1.3/4 1.1/4 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 9.631 5.422 3.499 5.686 0.852



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

On CBS, the season premiere of Undercover Boss matched last season's 1.5 adults 18-49 premiere rating. The season (and time period) premiere of Hawaii Five-0 earned a 1.5, down three tenths from last year's  1.8 premiere adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too optimistic. The season premiere of Blue Bloods earned a 1.7, up from last year's 1.5 premiere rating among adults 18-49.

On ABC, Last Man Standing scored a 1.2, down three tenths from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.  The Neighbors notched a 1.0, down two tenths from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating Shark Tank garnered a 1.9, up a tenth from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating   20/20 matched last week's  1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Dateline earned a 1.3, up two tenths from last week's 1.1  adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, the series premiere of MasterChef Junior earned a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, up from last fall's premiere of Kitchen Nightmares in the time period (which earned a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating on October 26)

On The CW, Perfect Score matched last week's 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.   America's Next Top Model was also even with last week's 0.4 18-49 rating.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, September 27, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM FOX MasterChef Jr. -P 1.6 6 4.22
CBS Undercover Boss -P 1.5 6 8.13
ABC Last Man Standing 1.2 5 5.66
NBC The Michael J Fox Show -R (8-9) 0.8 3 4.01
CW Perfect Score 0.2 1 0.81
8:30PM ABC The Neighbors 1.0 4 4.11
CW Perfect Score -R 0.2 1 0.61
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 1.9 6 6.75
CBS Hawaii Five-0 -P 1.5 5 9.38
NBC Dateline NBC  (9-11PM) 1.3 4 6.53
FOX Sleepy Hollow -R 0.9 3 2.77
CW America's Next Top Model 0.4 1 0.99
10:00 PM CBS Blue Bloods -P 1.7 6 11.39
ABC 20/20 1.3 4 4.62


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," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5 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; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 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 0.3/2 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" (1.2/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 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.


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  • Alvar

    Unlikely The Neighbors will last much longer in that slot with those ratings. It’s dragging down Last Man Standing and Shark Tank. If Hawaii 5-0 can maintain those numbers that’s a solid performance, Blue Bloods did even better.

  • Stop-Colin-Me

    I’m not recommending this at all, but how do you think original Modern Family’s would do at Friday at 8? How much farther would they go down you think? I feel like bringing a popular show to Friday would help overall, even if damaging the show.

    Maybe not Modern Family, but a semi-popular comedy getting friday at 8 could help. Maybe it’s just me. Any thoughts?

  • JJF

    How is The Neighbors dragging down ANYTHING? XD Especially a show that comes before it. IDK, none of this logic makes any sense. haha lol LMS leads the night. Shark Tank RISES week to week and does pretty much what it always does. Yet, The Neighbors is dragging down the whole night? I think we have another entry in the “Haters Excuse Bingo” card.

  • John A

    Blaming ABC for not promoting the comedies? Lmao LMS has aired in the slot a year and Shark Tank does fine. Maybe the people just dont like LMS and The Neighbors?

  • sam

    BB beats H50 , :-)
    And everyone was saying BB skewed older:-)

  • alvar


    Do you really think a 1.0 is a good number that will see it renewed?


    So you’re blaming Shark Tank’s performance on the show that aired prior to its lead in, which actually performed better than The Neighbors?

  • Lostboy

    sure you can borrow Boo Bloods.

    I actually thought H50 would hit a 1.8. Both show’s have some bad actors. I can care less about either show.
    But Man CBS hyped H50 the entire first 2 seasons. It took Viewers that long to figure out that Steve McGarret was not Jack Lord. Good Lord.

  • HV

    Wow. Now I REALLY think that ABC is going to pull The Neighbors. But even earlier than I expected!
    Now I’m even worried about LMS, which is on its third season. I wonder if ABC will cut its episode order and cancel it in May?

  • Matthew

    MasterChef is just called MasterChef and not MasterChef Jr… My DVR didn’t record because they changed the name darn it :( and it’s not on demand

  • Robert

    Those numbers are great for five-0…

  • Kevin

    The Mentalist is on it’s last season, and The Good Wife is dieing slowly, as they have lost ratings. Revenge has to do something in it’s third season or it might die also.

  • rob60990

    All this defending for The Neighbors and blaming everything on LMS is hilarious. The Neighbors was always a loser.

  • lakersupbyten

    1.5 is not bad for Friday…over numbers of viewers looks to lead to a 5th season. Congrats 5-0!!! Demos will go up I suspect.

  • lakersupbyten

    Five 0 seems to have helped Sellecks show….and most likely help Chevy sell more Camaros.

  • Dan S

    Totally bummed they wasted that nice Camaro on 5-0. Actually H50 was a lot better than last season at least in its season premiere. There may be life in that show yet.

  • s0303

    i agree that shark tank should be at 8pm…it may help the comedies a bit…

    pretty good for cbs, especially blue bloods…any show that can get a 1.5 or higher on friday is doing fine…

  • lakersupbyten

    Honolulu film commissioner stated that five o is syndicated in 200 countries,not to mention the 8000 folks who showed up at the 9/26 premiere and the almost 10 million viewers that watched it….hope to see this show go up in the demos and see more years of this show…hopefully 3 to 5 more years …:). Can’t believe it is already 4 years…going on 5..:)

  • Linda E.

    @Lostboy: Thank goodness Steve McGarrett isn’t Jack Lord. He’s been dead for twenty years. Alex is better, anyway.

  • Cerebro

    I was wondering how “Hawaii Five-0″ would do in it’s new time slot. The numbers aren’t bad. Considering that it wasn’t doing much better on Mondays, last season, I’d call this a win. We’ll see how it holds up in the coming weeks once “Grimm” returns.

  • queeneeuq


    Haha. Nice try. But LMS never had a great run. It stunk up Tuesday leading to Couger Town getting exiled. Last year, i r stunk up Fridays too with MC getting the axe. Now its spreading its stink to The Neighbors.

    May I remind you that The Neighbors premiered with a 3 before i t got here so thats great foreshadowing for The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife.

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