TV Ratings Friday: 'Last Man Standing' Up, 'The Neighbors' Flat +'MasterChef Junior', 'Hawaii Five-0' & 'Blue Bloods' Down

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October 5th, 2013

Hawaii Five-0 October 4, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.5/5 1.4/5 1.1/4 1.0/4 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.80 9.43 4.87 3.07 1.06



ABC was number one in adults 18-49, but CBS won with total viewers.

On ABC, Last Man Standing scored a 1.4, up two tenths from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.  The Neighbors matched last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating Shark Tank garnered a 1.8, down two tenths from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating   20/20 earned a from last week's  1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Undercover Boss earned a 1.4, down two tenths from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 premiere rating. Hawaii Five-0 earned a 1.5, down a tenth from last week's  1.6 adults 18-49 rating.Blue Bloods earned a 1.4, down three tenths from last week's 1.7  among adults 18-49.

On NBC, Dateline earned a 1.2, down a tenth from last week's 1.3  adults 18-49 rating. Elizabeth's Story: A Meredith Viera Special earned a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating

On FOX,  MasterChef Junior earned a 1.3, down three tenths from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW,   America's Next Top Model was even with last week's 0.4 18-49 rating.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, October 4, 2013


Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM ABC Last Man Standing 1.4 5 6.22
CBS Undercover Boss 1.4 5 7.63
FOX MasterChef Jr 1.3 5 3.92
NBC The Michael J Fox Show -R 0.8 3 3.29
CW The Originals -R 0.3 1 1.01
8:30PM ABC The Neighbors 1.0 4 4.16
NBC Sean Saves the World -R 0.8 3 3.25
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 1.8 6 6.35
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.5 5 9.56
NBC Dateline NBC 1.2 4 5.77
FOX Sleepy Hollow -R 0.7 2 2.23
CW America's Next Top Model 0.4 1 1.09
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.6 5 5.89
CBS Blue Bloods 1.4 5 11.09
NBC Elizabeth's Story: A Meredith Viera Special 1.2 4 5.55


In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5 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," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4 with an encore.

From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/4 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 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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  • Robert Ford

    I never watched Cougar Town, so maybe I’m wrong about that but I swear I remember watching Apt 23 on Fridays at one point. Didn’t they do a Friday burnoff last winter?

  • HeadlessHorseman (formerly JacobYates)

    @SJ and Nathan
    Neighbors is in its second year. ABC will probably let it air its whole season in the time slot if its ratings stay above or at 1.0 most of the time. Networks don’t usually pull returning shows from the schedule but there are a few exceptions. I’m not saying its renewal chances are very good right now, but it’s safe from cancellation until May if it maintains these ratings.

  • r0ckmypants

    I think it’s still far too early for ABC to pull The Neighbors. They committed to a full 22 episodes this season already, and they’re only 3 episodes in. I think as long as it stays at 1.0 or above, it’ll be okay for the time being.

    I also don’t see ABC wanting to put anything else in that slot just yet. Suburgatory is on deck, but it would be better served on Tuesday or Wednesday.

  • r0ckmypants

    @RobertFord – No. They tried it on Sunday at 10:30 for a couple episodes, but never on Friday.

  • TP

    @ HeadlessHorseman (formerly JacobYates)

    it almost got beaten by a repeat of a failed nbc comedy?? 1.0 is not a number that abc wish to maintain, it will probably get cancelled soon

  • Claudia

    Top MOdel :(

  • HV

    I think that soon ABC will pull The Goldbergs and replace it with Suburgatory. Then, after the Olympics when everything gets The Neighbors, and the Tuesday comedy block gets replaced by a drama. Also then, Mixology will take over for Back in the Game. At the end of the season, ABC renews The Middle, Modern Family, Last Man Standing, and one of Suburgatory or Mixology.

  • Mitchell

    Let’s see what Trophy Wife gets this week before we pull The Neighbors. Maybe Modern Family repeats would do better than TN but I think ABC will have bigger problems on other nights, such that they can leave TN here for a little while longer.

    And I also feel justified in being so bullish on Hawaii Five-O, I’m confident it’ll stay on Fridays for quite a while. #sixseasonsandamovie

  • Percy

    Anyome know the half hours?

  • Ram510


    Why would ABC pull Goldbergs?

  • Mitchell


    You seem pretty high on Mixology. I’m not sure how in your scenario a hangout comedy with a no name cast put after The Middle in midseason has any chance of being renewed, but good luck to it.

  • rob60990

    @HV why the hell would ABC pull The Goldbergs soon when Trophy Wife and Back in the Game did worse in their 2nd weeks?

  • toots

    The Neighbors is one of the funniest shows on TV. LSM is as generic and boring as a sitcom can get.

  • SJ

    ABC pulled the much higher-profile Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23 last year after it pulled similar ratings. Since it’s an ABC Studios production, ABC won’t have to pay any penalties if they cut the episode order. LMS repeats would likely do better and Neighbors can be burned off on Saturdays in the spring or put online.

  • Leah

    H50 only down .1 and had the highest demo for the night @CBS, viewers up from last week. BB down in both demo and viewers and but did have the highest viewers for CBS for the night. ALL CBS shows down except for TBBT. H50 & BB are stable at least. Doubtful if Shark Tank fans would watch H50 anyway. I am a H50 fan I don’t watch Shark Tank, never have, never will, but I will NEVER say anything bad about them. How insecure a person must be in order to run something down just to make themselves feel better. H50 and BB both grew from the 8 o’clock hour, and IMO that is a good thing. Let’s see what the final numbers and the Live + 3 numbers are. Unlike other nights of the week, Friday is the night that people go out after a rough week of working and DVR numbers do count even if some people don’t think they do.

  • chloe

    @Toots LMS is better than the neighbors by far. Neighbors is so crap!!!!!

  • Diana

    The bar is not that high on Fridays :-)
    With NBC and FOX airing one hour of repeats both , the night is not that interesting. It will get better when everyone is airing Originals. Grimm had a great finale last season and Dracula looks really cool, so numbers will change a lot.

  • anna g

    Well said Leah. I do hope for an upward adjustment in the finals though :)
    Friday is a specific night when young people go party until it is not winter and not very cold to stay at home. I think the numbers for both shows may go up in mid-fall and winter – H50 improved in ratings last year on monday. In December/ January and February it posted the higher demo: 2.3 -2.4 after disastrous premiere 1.8 demo. I’m keeping my fingers crossed :)

  • tv#1

    If H50 can stay around a 1.5 or so I don’t see why it wouldn’t be renewed. I can’t imagine CBS finding a show that would rate much better than that in that time slot.

  • DM

    @Robert Ford

    No, They moved Don’t Trust the B & Happy Endings to burn off on Sundays after they pulled 666 Park Avenue. Happy Endings finished its season with double episodes on Fridays after LMS and MC ended but Don’t Trust the B was pulled from the schedule and the unaired episodes were available online briefly. It never aired on Friday.

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