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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  • Jake

    moving Hawaii 5-0 to Fridays was a smart move.

  • Linda

    Good job ABC!!
    Specially S. Tank!

  • Raykov

    H5O is safe IMO because The Good Wife (unfortunately) and The Mentalist are sure to over. Ofcourse – if the syndication for TGW is really good, they might renew it for a short 8-episode last season, just so it could reach a 120-episode mark and ofcourse they would have it as a safety-net in their pocket if one of their new shows fails. The renewal of BB depends on other cancellations. For example if CBS decides to cut Undercovered Boss, BB has better chance. Not to mention that Criminal Minds, CSI and NCIS are really old shows and anyone of them could end because of it, then BB will be safe, too.

  • rob60990

    @HV, No ABC does not care about retention. Please name a case where they did. They renewed Scandal when it was losing half of Greys audience. Same with Happy Endings, Apt 23 and Cougar Town after MF. Private Practice and Brothers and Sisters never had great retention from Greys and Desperate Housewives yet got renewed year after year.

  • mxs

    you know i love MJF but i am giving up on his new show.sorry to fans but it sucks big time.not at all funny.same for SEAN HAYES new show.new writers please.

  • Alvar

    I’m willing to bet The Neighbors won’t complete it’s episode order. Its dragging down an otherwise strong night that ABC regularly wins. How much longer before it drops below .1?

  • Alvar

    Correction: I’m willing to bet The Neighbors won’t complete it’s episode order. Its dragging down an otherwise strong night that ABC regularly wins. How much longer before it drops below 1.0?

  • charmedcraft

    At least TN didn’t keep dropping. I hope it can stay that way in the finals.

  • Justin11

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



    raykov you do know that ncis is the most watched show on tv? and ted damson is signed for next year to do csi

  • William

    last man standing is killing the neighbors as a lead in. i’m just going to throw it out there. you have one show that seems to make a obama joke every episode, and the other show has what appears to be a racially mixed family (white father, black mother, asian older son, white younger son). I really don’t think there is a lot of over lap for these two shows. I was a fan of this show from the first episode when people were calling for it’s to be cancelled because it’s just a ”3rd rock from the sun rip off”. i didn’t even know the date of the premiere, and i only caught it 5mins in by chance because of abc’s poor advertising. abc should have kept it in the time slot after the middle. i just hope that when suburgatory comes back abc doesn’t screw that show over by not giving it the time slot after modern family.

  • LisaM

    I hope Hawaii 5-0 does better. But I can accept the rat8ings as long as it doesn’t get cancelled. Little else for me on Fridays.

  • Randy

    AnnaG, the only reason H50 looked good last season in mid-fall/winter was because NBC stupidly put Revolution on hiatus at the end of November, which gave H50 a chance to up its viewership. I guarantee you that if Revolution had remained H50 would have tanked. Revolution was creaming it in the demo every week they were head to head before Revolution left.
    Grimm should pick up the fans who are viewing the Sleepy Hollow repeats that many are watching now plus the Grimm fans it normally has. Between Grimm and Shark Tank, H50 might end up in third place in the demo.

    What many are forgetting is H50 was supposed to be another NCIS and TNT bought the rights to it at the end of season one, prematurely as it turns out.
    So now H50 fans are happy that it will “survive.” IF it does it will be because CBS is a clever business and TNT was duped by them.

    Without that deal with TNT in season one, we wouldn’t even be talking about H50 now.

  • James

    H5-0 is done. It gets terrible ratings on Friday and doesn’t syndicate well. This is it’s last season.

  • reidjr


    Ya i would not be to sure about that.

  • Randy

    Forgot to add that while Revolution was creaming H50 in the demo, Castle was creaming it in the number of viewers. It was dead in the water. Then NBC made one of its many stupid moves last season and saved H50.

  • tomko44

    As predicted… the Bear feasts upon the Lucky 7!

  • Diana

    The thing is that this show was supposed to target the young viewers. They were talking 5 demo numbers And now even Les Moonves says the show skews older. That’s not a compliment. If u check pics on tweeter , fans are all woman over 65 years old. It is pretty funny. That can explain the bad TNT numbers.

  • HalCapone

    @rob60990 & @HV
    In a sense, you are both right about “retention”. I think of “retention” as the holy grail of programming. What network wouldn’t want a lead-out show to maintain or build on its lead-in? This doesn’t happen too often, especially in the age of DVR’s, VOD and online viewing. Does retention factor into canceling and renewing decisions? I am guessing it might but it is probably not the dominant factor. Ratings relative to competition, long term trending (up, level or down), syndication potential and overall performance relative to costs seem to be the most salient issues in renewal/cancellation decisions. Both ABC and CBS face huge retention losses after whatever they have tried behind powerhouses, Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory, respectively. And NBC’s future would be even bleaker than it is looking now without The Voice at least causing some eyeballs to stick around and sample what follows it. Whether or not The Blacklist or Chicago Fire are great shows, would either one have been sampled sufficiently without retaining some of The Voice’s viewers? Hopefully, both will be able to survive when The Voice goes silent.

  • Debra


    Criminal Minds and the NCIS twins are currently CBS’s top dramas. I seriously doubt CBS is going to cancel one of them just bc they’re older.

    Also five of the main CM cast members who’s contracts were up for renewal at the end of season 8 were given a 2 year contract. The show runner also got a new 2 year deal.

    So unless CM’s ratings implode. The show will be around for a while.

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