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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  • anna g

    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.
    I miss Medium – that was a great show but wasn’t it cancelled because of low ratings in the final season? Just asking?
    As for H50 and BB, they should go upin mid-fall and winter even with the competition from Grimm. I checked last year’s ratings for CSI:NY and it had very decent numbers in winter.

  • anna g

    Posted October 5, 2013 at 3:15 PM
    H50?s syndication numbers are horrible for TNT, so I don’t see TNT to buy any additional seasons beyond this…

    H50 will gets its 4 seasons will approx. 90 episodes. CBS might give it a shorten 10 episode order to bring it to an even 100, but it is unlikely.
    I agree with eridapo – so far H50 ratings are worse than Castle – hopefully they will go up. If the show is underperforming in syndication it will have to do well on its own on Fridays to be renewed. I’m keeping my fingers crossed :)

  • Mike 1

    anna g

    We will see, but I don’t see H50 getting better demos ever again. Right now it is facing the softer competition ever with FOX airing reruns and NBC Grimm off. So I don’t see the show improving numbers,

    And it has been a while on TNT now, since August , airing 2 episodes each time , if the show was going to get a good viewing there, it should had happened by now, they should be around episode 16 or 18 of S1 and numbers still suck.

  • Jennipo

    Amazing how many people love to hate on hawaii 5-0. It’s doing good for the moment. We will see what will happen. I just enjoy how it makes me escape from the usual serious show. I like the over the top stuff. Still was number one scripted show of the night for now.

    It’s just hilarious those comment. I might start watching last man standing. I really miss the old days of TGIF.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Bradley – Obviously those shows did better; they were on the air four years ago, so it’s meaningless to compare their ratings to shows on the air now.

    And, actually, this same week in 2009, Ghost Whisperer got a 1.7 at 8:00; Medium got a 1.8 at 9:00; and Numbers got a 1.6 at 10:00. That’s really not far off from CBS’s current line-up

    In 2010, the shows replacing Ghost Whisperer and Numbers did the same or better, and Medium tanked. The comparable week to the one I listed above: Medium got a 1.2 at 8:00, CSI: NY got a 1.7, and Blue Bloods got a 2.0.

    In 2011, after Medium was canceled, A Gifted Man took over its timeslot and matched its 1.2 in the comparable week one year later.

    Sooo… what are you complaining about, really? Not only are you comparing incomparable ratings, your point is pretty much moot because CBS did improve its line-up the season after canceling Ghost Whisperer and made a lateral move after canceling Medium (before improving upon it with Undercover Boss later in the season).

  • Tim

    Medium was only on because of syndication., cbs got it after being canceled by abc so they could get enough syndication episodes. Same as H50, TNT has saved it.
    Fridays has turned into a night for shows that should had been canceled but get a renewal because of syndication.

  • david

    I want Malibu Country back!!!!!

  • Leah

    The hours that H50 is on are very late in the evening and only 2 times a week unlike Castle and some of the other shows. It has consistently been in the top 100 for the night. The numbers should go up when they have more episodes in the can and put them on several times a day at different hours. I think it’s a wait and see.

  • Vanessa S.

    All I can say is that H50’s writing has improved this year so far. It’s reminiscent of Season 1 again.

  • forg

    Glad LMS is up, last week’s 1.2 was alarming. I hope to see it back in its usual 1.5 rating or higher soon

    I love The Neighbors but I have no excuses for its poor performance. Just gonna enjoy while it lasts.

  • Randy

    Leah, TNT put H50 on in their most important time slot, primetime, because they paid a huge amount of money (2.5 million) per episode. The reason they did that is because they expected it to outperform the other shows you just mentioned and bring their ratings up against network TV. But they have had it on for more than 2 months and it was doing so poorly even against network reruns that they quickly changed it to 10 and 11 PM and put Castle back in at 9 PM.
    I know that wasn’t in the plan originally because I still get the TV Guide paper magazine and even though they update the mag rapidly it wasn’t rapid enough and they still had it listed at 9 and 10. So that was a last minute decision by TNT to move it before network TV started their season.

    At that price I am sure they expected it to start strong. They advertised it all over. But nothing helped it.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Go LMS!

    Go H50!

  • Bob Smith

    The overall ratings for H50 are excellent, especially for a Friday night. The demo ratings are a little lower, but not considerable. H50 should be fine come renewal time.

  • Sophia

    Could someone explain to me why Friday numbers are lower than numbers of other days? For example, Last Man Standing gets 1.4 and is the highest rated show of that slot for that day, while on Thursday the number 1.4 is considered low for any comedy. Thanks in advance

  • AllOfHerTw!st


    People don’t largely stay home and watch a lot of TV on Friday nights anymore.

  • Sophia


    Thank you for your reply! Have an excellent day!

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