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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  • lakersupbyten

    Still good chance for five o to go up and hit the 2s again.

  • alvar

    Not sure why you all think this is the end for Hawaii Five-0. It has improved the timeslot in its first 2 weeks on air and was the third highest rated 18-49 show last night. Last season, CSI: NY pulled a 1.3 and a 1.2 for its first 2 episodes, Hawaii Five-0 has pulled a 1.6 and 1.5 this year. If these ratings hold up I think there’s a good chance of renewal. Remember that Friday shows are renewed with lower 18-49 averages than other nights of the week.

  • thesnowleopard


    Pretty sure that’s the point. Though I doubt they’d kill it before it hit the magic syndication number, so it should at least get a full season this time round.

  • Janet

    Yaaaaaay! Good to see ya, Hurley.

  • Networkman

    CBS: Good job Hawaii Five-0 for building out of Undercover Boss. I really do think it and Blue Bloods make for a great pairing.

    ABC: Last Man Standing’s episode was quite funny. I loved how it joked about Undercover Boss. I found this week’s episode of The Neighbors to be rather weak. I feel this show should be aimed more toward the younger demographics. Therefore, I feel there should be more storylines based around the children. When the adults are discussing there “performance” issues, I feel that is above the intended target audiences’ head. I want the show to go all out with wacky, zany, silly situations. It’s unlike any other show on TV right now, so I don’t want them to be writing storylines that can be seen on any regular relationship situation comedy. Be creative and be really goofy. These are aliens for goodness sake.

  • gene oisten

    lost interest in lms. may as well show all in the family reruns

  • Holly


    H50?s syndication numbers are horrible for TNT, so I don’t see TNT to buy any additional seasons beyond this…

    Do you have information showing that the current deal was only for 4 seasons or that it had to be renewed after that?

  • lakersupbyten

    Five 0 was already hitting the 4s already last week…it may even do better later….who knows maybe it will hit the .5s in cable. TNT was definitely happy with last week.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Justin11 – “Monday-Thursday?”

    I would assume those four shows are Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, The Mentalist and Hawaii Five-0, which was on Monday. Unless the fourth is Unforgettable, which was on Tuesday.

    Not sure why your question matters though, since the discussion was about a sub-2.0 show that is on Friday.

  • Ram510

    @ Feedback

    If ABC ever moved Shark Tank it should be to Tuesdays. Shark Tank does pretty well with male audience and ABC seems determined to make Tuesdays a male audience friendly night and it could work with Shield and Shark Tank.

  • Movie12

    ABC is kicking their but butt by canceling “Malibu Country” which was a good show.

  • Mark3

    I think people r sick of network tv. To much crap and the networks cancele 70 percent of all new shows after one damn season. People just give up on these networks. Produce more ORIGINAL shows. Like how dexter was original. And lost. And breaking bad. All great shows that lasted long time and ORIGINAL. no lawyer shows. No dr hospital shows. No plain jane cop dramas. New stuff please

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I would assume those four shows are Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, The Mentalist and Hawaii Five-0, which was on Monday”

    My mistake. Only 3. The H50 spring average was 2.05

  • Bradley

    I too believe The Neighbors should be moved to ABC Family before it is canceled. It could do well paired with “Melissa and Joey.” However, I would like to see it where it is until January to see its ratings trend. I think it is a show that could do very well in syndication.

    I also wonder if it could keep its current ratings on Saturday. I know that is truly the Dead Zone of all TV, but I wonder if it could be ok there. A 1.0 on a Saturday would be a miracle.

  • Bradley


    I agree! There should be a lot more focus on shows that don’t have to do with New York, LA, cops, and doctors. CBS is starting to feel the pain of what too many procedurals can do to a network after a while.

  • Joe Smith

    it’s aggravating to see high viewer numbers and lower demo

    i can’t stand this ratings system

  • Bradley

    CBS’s Supernatural Friday nights: Ghost Whisperer and Medium, slayed compared to this cop dramapalooza.

    Ghost Whisperer and Medium normally averaged a 1.8-2.0

    Blue Bloods and Hawaii Five-0 are already down to a 1.4 – 1.6 this early in the season.

  • Randy

    Posted October 5, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    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 !

    Gee, SHERI, You said that about me, too. LOL

    You don’t see that YOU are the one obsessed over a show? Anyone who disagrees with YOU is a troll and a hater and a loser. Maybe you should look in the mirror for someone who needs to get a life—May I suggest away from H50?

  • Randy

    I agree, Bradley. BB and H50 have only had their second episodes and they are down low in the demo. But I think more importantly, H50 is struggling mightily on TNT. I don’t know how it works but I would think TNT started early syndication because they wanted to see how H50 performed. It has dropped in ratings and # of viewers so much from season one when they purchased it and they sure weren’t expecting that so now maybe they are testing the syndication waters because for 2.5 million an episode,I would think they wouldn’t want to buy another episode past whatever was agreed on with CBS if it isn’t bringing in decent (at least)ratings for them. So far it has bombed.
    I believe H50’s future will depend on more than its ratings on CBS. It will depend on its syndication performance as well.

  • lakersupbyten

    Five 0 has a pattern of going up. Its last finale went up to the 2s….it peaked at 5.6. The shows international cast makes it stand out more than the Hollywood standard series. It is very unique and show cases the pacific rim demographics. One of the fastest growing today. CBS sees its potential…as a long term success.

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