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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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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  • Marc

    I’m assuming the Neighbors was moved to Fridays to get higher ratings than the other show it replaced. In 2 of 3 weeks its scored lower than the lowest of the other show. Success!

  • Robert Ford

    I’ve never watched an episode of Last Man Standing (or Malibu Country for that matter), but I have watched six episodes of The Neighbors and didn’t like any of them. The most amusing thing about the show is its fans, seeing how desperately you lot attack other shows.

    First you people savaged HTLWYP (which got much better ratings and was eventually canceled anyways) on retentionist grounds, while making all sorts of excuses for your own show (which also had pretty bad retention, in addition to bad ratings). You did the same at the start of this season to the already-canceled Malibu Country, when TN underperformed it. Now you’re attacking LMS, blaming it for being an unsuitable lead in for your show, even though it gets better ratings.

    Not to mention how some of you (I’m looking at you, JacobYates) insist that anybody who doesn’t like the Neighbors must not have watched it, and people have a duty to give it another chance. True fans of most failing shows say this, but you lot say it on every thread that mentions the show.

    So let me say this: your show isn’t funny. The “jokes” are either “look how weird the aliens are” or cliched mockery of suburban American culture. Your show isn’t funny, but its fans are rather entertaining (and I’ve won a few games of fan excuse bingo thanks to you). Keep the hate coming; it’s better than the show itself.

  • Robert Ford

    The Neighbors is produced by ABC, and has a bunch of no-name actors. I suspect that it’s probably cheaper than Malibu Country, and that ABC isn’t regretting the decision … yet.

  • Jagger Dagger

    Fridays are such a tough night for ratings, but I think ABC with a combination of comedies and non-scripted shows have figured it out better than the other networks. Some want Shark Tank to be scheduled on another night, but it seems to be the right fit on Fridays when other shows just wouldn’t work there.

  • ivy

    H50 exceeding expectations–if not for certain unhappy actors re Hawaii location shooting, it would get a 5th season at least.

  • Andy

    CBS won the night! Screw those stupid demo numbers!!!!!!

  • Billiam

    @DenverDean, BB got 1.4 and worse toward the end of last seson after they ended CSI:NY but it was still renewed. For some reason, every other show with these numbers get cancelled but not BB… If they renew it again with these kind of numbers, I’ll know that something fishy is going on at CBS.


    billiam cbs may want 100 episodes for both shows csi ny had nearly 200

  • Seth

    The Neighbors is the funniest comedy on TV right now. Shame nobody gives it a chance.

  • Mitchell


    Yep, it’s called syndication. Any future BB renewals (of which I predict there will be at least one more) will be based on possible syndication revenue, and not really on first run ratings. I don’t know if CBS produce BB but I’m not sure that matters.

  • CrimTV


    Yes Blue Bloods is produced by CBS.

  • SJ


    Yes, CBS produces Blue Bloods (and Hawaii 5-0 for that matter). Both shows are 100% safe for next season.

  • PurpleDrazi

    NBC is counting the minutes until GRIMM returns. (so am I!)

  • B Hop

    I refuse to watch any sitcom on abc after whst they did to Happy Endings..

  • r0ckmypants

    @B Hop – What did they do to Happy Endings? Renew it (twice) when its ratings didn’t really warrant it, and then finally cancel it when the numbers got too low to justify yet another renewal?

  • Justin121

    Last year, sub-2.0 became acceptable for ABC/FOX.

    Before that, NBC.

    This year, it’s CBS’ turn.

    People who think the nets will shuffule their entire schedule and pull/re-allocate most of their shows by November/January need to take a step back.

  • Mike 1

    Friday numbers will change a lot when FOX and NBC stop airing reruns,
    Abc and CBS will lose some demo points then.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “This year, it’s CBS’ turn.”

    CBS renewed 4 scripted shows last season that averaged less than a 2.0 Live+Same Day rating.

  • Dan

    LMS made a joke about Undercover Boss on last nights episode saying who would watch that on Fridays. This week they get the same numbers.

  • Dan

    Hawaii 5-0 and Blue Bloods will be renewed, anyone who thinks different is delusional.

    Hostages, Intelligence, The Mentalist and The Good Wife will be this seasons cancellations

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