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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  • Holly


    I know CBS hasn’t had good luck with their midseason shows, but I think it may be a bit early to declare Intelligence dead.

  • cc

    Why is LMS listed ahead of Undercover Boss?

  • r0ckmypants

    @cc – Because Last Man Standing won the 8:00-8:30 half hour.

  • Diana


    The only reason H50 improved last season around Jan and Feb was because competition got softer with The Voice and RVN on hiatus. But this time can be the oppossite because Grimm has not premiered yet, so H50 is facing now the softer competition. It will drop when Grimm returns, How much? That we don’t know, but some for sure.

  • queeneeuq

    No mattter how much critics wine. The Neighbors is staying on Fridays. Abc has bigger problems with its Tuesday bloc and BitG and SFN aren’t likely to retain higher ratings. Tropht Wife is in the worst right now.

  • HV

    @Ram @rob
    ABC cares about retention, and TG has gotten horrible retention from SHIELD.

  • Percy

    Half hours for Hawaii Five-0?

  • avstylez

    not bad numbers for us loyal fans of Hawaii Five-0 on a friday night..#if the show maintains the same numbers, i see a fifth seoson..!!



    regarding Kari – she is a hater troll who ALWAYS comes to trash 5-0

    There are several losers like her who really need to get a life and keep there negativity to themselves

    5-0 has MILLIONS of faithful viewers and it is doing just fine !

  • Joseph

    About one million fewer people watched prime-time broadcast-network TV last night than the previous Friday (September 27th).

    I suspect there are two reasons behind this:

    (1) Baseball playoffs on TBS, and,

    (2) The strong first-day box-office numbers (for an October release) earned by the George Clooney/Sandra Bullock movie “Gravity”.

    Both likely drew people away from the networks.

  • chris

    @HV trophy wife has gotten horrible retention out of the goldbergs. I still see goldbergs growing over time though. As for the neighbors, I love that show. To me, it’s perfect after LMS. I get more laughs out of it compared to Malibu Country. It’s a shame nobody likes it. Then again it’s for a much younger crowd so maybe that’s why everyone on here hates it.

  • John A

    The Neighbors isnt doing so bad to be pulled yet. But it should get its episode order cut to 13.

  • anna g

    The only reason H50 improved last season around Jan and Feb was because competition got softer with The Voice and RVN on hiatus. But this time can be the oppossite because Grimm has not premiered yet, so H50 is facing now the softer competition. It will drop when Grimm returns, How much? That we don’t know, but some for sure.
    Actually, no. H50 for all seasons had the highest ratings in mid-fall and winter, regardless of the competition from other networks (it profited from very good lead -ins in season 1 and 2) and it usually lost most viewers in spring when rerun cycles started.
    And yes, I am also curious how the ratings will look like when Grimm premieres -I am curious how much viewership overlaps. I don’t watch Grimm but I enjpy Supernatural and this is a similar show to Grimm. We will have to wait and see.

  • Dan S

    Even though H50 & BB dipped I believe they’ll adjust up in the finals.

  • queeneeuq

    What are they gonna put on Fridays if the Neighbors get cut. Chances are any show put there would get the same ratings.

    Fans of How to Live and Malibu Country should let it go. The Neighbors hovered around 2.0 during the election season. Those two are just as likely to fail on Fridays.

  • Alan

    LOL at the Neighbors

  • David

    Still don’t know why ABC replaced Malibu Country with TN!! TN causing problems on friday night. Please get REBA back on!!! MC ratings were definitely better!!

  • Mike 1

    I think Intelligence has a good chance. The cast is strong and the show looks good for CBS viewers.
    The most important thing is that it will premiere when The Voice is off , so NBC won’t be that strong at 10 pm, giving Intelligence a better chance .

  • HalCapone

    Me thinks the ratings from this Friday will more or less be representative of the weeks to come. Grimm and Dracula might earn upper 1’s when they premier but then settle in low to mid 1 range the rest of the season. Friday is ABC’s to lose. I am neither a fan nor detractor of Last Man Standing and The Neighbors but I feel they both fill a huge void on broadcast television for viewers looking for family shows–so kudos to ABC for putting them on the air. I think The Neighbors is silly fun that would appeal to very young children which isn’t a criticism.

    Repeating Sean Saves The World and MJ Fox on Fridays probably won’t save them from ultimate cancellation but Friday seems a better spot for both of them. I can’t see MJ Fox Show appealing to children as much as their baby boom generation parents looking for some nostalgia. I really think the critical buzz for the Fox show was fueled more by everyone’s admiration for Mr. Fox and his personal battle. It pains me to say this but the show overall, in my opinion, is extremely marginal–and I am being generous.

  • sally

    I watch Hawaii 50 and Blue Bloods,i don’t watch Undrrcover Boss I cant stand the scrupted show

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