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.


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.


    Not bad for Hawaii Five-0 considering it’s now on Friday.

  • Joe

    @bjssp they are airing an encore, they are only doing it for this week. I think next week Grimm will be there

  • Ram510


    Actually Last Man Standing did quite well on Tuesdays and also did well on Fridays last season

  • AwesomeAndrew

    Glad to see two comedies did worse than Parks & Rec this week. I bet Parks and Rec would get at least a 1.3 or higher on Friday. If NBC’s Thursday Comedy block doesn’t work out well for them this season, they should consider moving their comedy block to Fridays next year 8-10PM followed by Grimm at 10.

    Masterchef Jr did pretty well beating Undercover Boss, although nothing is going to beat the real Masterchef.

  • k:Alex

    With all those comments here, I think I’ve got Excuse Bingo!

  • alvar


    I don’t know how you can blame Last Man Standing for the demise of Cougar Town and Malibu Country when Last Man Standing was actually the higher rated show. The Neighbors was already a flop before it had Last Man Standing as its lead in. Last year’s lead in, The Middle was also the higher rated show. Enough with the excuses, read the facts below and don’t embarrass yourself more.

    2012-13 Season Averages:
    Last Man Standing 1.5 and 6.93m vs Malibu Country 1.4 and 6.34m
    The Middle 2.3 and 8.01m vs The Neighbors 1.9 and 6.19m

    2011-12 Season Averages
    Last Man Standing 2.4 and 8.61m vs Cougar Town 1.2 and 4.23m

  • JIames

    This will be the last year for H50. ABC should cancel LMS and Neighbors – new schedule – 8 – Shark Tank; 9 – 20/20; 10 – Castle re-run.

  • Alex

    I’m so confused. Some people are saying that H5O did great and others are saying the ratings last night prove it’s a goner. Which one is it?

    Personally I don’t see how a 1.5 and over 9 million is horrible for a Friday night. What else are they going to put there that can do better?

  • Rick

    They HAVE to move “The Neighbors” to a different day and time! It deserves it!! This past weeks episode was one of the funniest sitcom episodes in the past couple years…

  • Justin121

    re: Malibu Country vs. The Nieghbors


    That’s all I have to say.

  • ateofi

    The premiere ratings were very decent, not spectacular but it nicely complimented Blue Bloods. Everything depends on how it will perfom in upoming weeks, especially when Grimm returns. If it averages 1.5 or higher in season 4, then my guess is it will be renewed.

  • Debra

    I’m wondering why they haven’t released the final ratings for Friday.
    So we can see what adjusted up, what adjusted down and what stayed the same.
    If they did I can’t find them.

  • david


    Final numbers for friday night will come out between 12pm-4pm EST on monday

  • Debra


    Thank You.

  • Greg

    “Blue Bloods” was the most watched show on Friday by more than two million PEOPLE. I know this site is all about money. How much profit is produced for the networks AND how much revenue is generated by advertisers is what matters to your readers (assuming the experts are right about 18-49 demo). However I can’t believe this (Friday night/10 pm) astounding achievement is not even mentioned in your accounting “by the numbers”.

  • alvar

    “They HAVE to move “The Neighbors” to a different day and time! It deserves it!! This past weeks episode was one of the funniest sitcom episodes in the past couple years…”

    Isn’t that what they’ve just done by moving to Friday? It was flopping on Wednesday last season, so they gave it another chance in the hopes it might find an audience in a less competitive Friday slot. Only its still flopping. Maybe time to admit The Neighbors just doesn’t resonate with viewers and just enjoy your show while its still on air.

  • Aok98

    Curious to see how 5-0 does against Grimm.

  • milo

    H50 was probably screwed whatever night they put it on. Last year’s numbers weren’t great and it seems like it must be an expensive show to produce. It mostly got the renewal to get to syndication numbers, once this season is finished it won’t be doing well enough to go beyond that regardless of when they schedule it.

  • Veritas

    Great to see Shark Tank doing well. The best reality show on television.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Hawfivey Why-O adjusted up.

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