TV Ratings Friday: 'MasterChef Junior' Rises + 'Hawaii Five-0' & 'The Neighbors' Dip

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October 12th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.4/5 1.3/4 1.0/4 1.0/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 9.03 5.42 4.44 3.00 1.11

CBS was number one in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On ABC, Last Man Standing scored a 1.2, down two tenths from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.  The Neighbors earned a 0.9, down a tenth from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating Shark Tank garnered a 1.7, down two tenths  from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating   20/20 earned a 1.1, down half a ratings point from last week's  1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Undercover Boss earned a 1.3, down a tenth from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 premiere rating. Hawaii Five-0 earned a 1.4, down a tenth from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Blue Bloods matched last week's 1.4  among adults 18-49.

On NBC, Dateline earned a 1.1, down two tenths from last week's 1.3  adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX,  MasterChef Junior earned a 1.4, up a tenth from last week's 1.3 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 11, 2013


Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM FOX MasterChef Jr 1.4 5 3.78
CBS Undercover Boss 1.3 5 7.82
ABC Last Man Standing 1.2 5 5.86
NBC The Michael J Fox Show -R 0.6 2 2.84
CW The Tomorrow People -R 0.3 1 1.09
8:30PM ABC The Neighbors 0.9 3 4.13
NBC Sean Saves the World -R 0.6 2 2.83
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 1.7 6 6.41
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.4 5 9.08
NBC Dateline NBC  (9-11PM) 1.1 4 5.24
FOX Sleepy Hollow -R 0.7 2 2.22
CW America's Next Top Model 0.4 1 1.13
10:00 PM CBS Blue Bloods 1.4 5 10.19
ABC 20/20 1.1 4 4.86


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," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5 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," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3 with an encore.


  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4).  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 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.



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  • Carmen

    I know some people don’t like the Neighbors and think it should be cancelled immediately.
    But ABC has to ask itself 2 questions before doing this.

    1) The Neighbors has been running about .2 or .3 behind Last Man Standing.
    What can they put there that is going to do significantly better?
    and perhaps more significantly

    2) What would be the cost relative to a theoretical ratings gain?

    What ratings to some people think Back in the Game would get? On a Friday? and 2nd with a probable much more expensive cast than the Neighbors>

    Would a replacement show get all the way up to a 1.2 like Last Man Standing is getting? That is pretty much the same as Malibu Country was running in relation to LMS last season.

    I know those who dislike the Neighbors would have all of us beleive that the show they want to be there would get at least a 2.0 on Friday. That, however, is highly doubtful.

    I think the Neighbors will be in place on Friday through mid season at least. Then ABC may look at it pragmatically through a financial eye. If it can rebound up to . . .say. . .a 1.2, I think ABC will judge it cost effective to let it stay until the spring.

    But will it? (be able to climb to 1.2 or so?)

    I think ABC will want to take a few weeks sample following the fall time change.

  • David

    Great job ABC for cancelling Malibu Country for TN crap!!

  • David

    Malibu Country never dipped below 1.1!!!

  • THE Cancellation Bear!

    ABC can put ANYTHING in The Neighbors time slot, and it will outdraw it! The Neighbors is a DOG! And its about time for H5-0 to go, even though I was a fan, its pretty much run its course!

  • Mike 1

    Good job for ST.
    I think all will change for CBS when NBC Grimm and Dracula returns. 1.4 demo will be easily beaten by NBC.

  • Carmen

    Malibu Country never dipped below 1.1!!!

    It also had a far more expensive cast (Reba, Lily Tomlin) than the Neighbors

  • chloe

    Will LMS get a fourth season and is cast expensive someone please answer?

  • Fake Me Out

    If Neighbors needs to go, which it looks like it does, then so does LMS. Both are getting some pretty ugly numbers and it’s only a matter of time before LMS drops below a 1.0. I wonder will all those calling for Neighbors to get yanked then line up calling for LMS to get canned? I tend to doubt it.

    Tim Allen should be embarrassed by these results … oh how the mighty have fallen to such inglorious lows.

  • r0ckmypants

    @John A – “What did i say was confusing? The Neigbors doing terrible so ABC may pull it.”

    Punctuation would have helped; I see what you’re saying now.

  • CrimTV

    @John A

    ANTM is doing fine for a Friday, matching Hart of Dixie and beating B&TB and it’s a cheap reality show!

  • anna g

    Mike 1
    Grimm probably premieres at 1.7-1.8 – that’s my guess. As for Dracula – i think it will fail mieserably. There is just something about off the trailers and I like “vampire” genre, but not this one.

  • Me

    ANTM does way better than Dixie and B&tB on Fridays. It’s cheaper to produce too. Get over yourselves.

  • Toni

    Please, can anyone explain to me why you all DO hate so much TN? Please, really :-)

  • chloe

    LMS should move to another network like ABC family,tbs and tv land

  • Samunto

    Will H5-0 now fall to around 1.1 when Grimm premieres? I’m seeing sad low ratings allover. Will neighbors even air the full season? Imagine how low it’ll drop in spring….

  • Networkman

    The Neighbors may have dropped below a 1.0 but it still garners more viewers than all of NBC Thursday night comedies. That being said I feel it will remain on air until at least the Halloween episodes are aired. Let’s see if there is an uptick for those “special” episodes. Last Man Standing may need support on Friday. It may not be the show to lead off the night. It may improve airing after The Middle.

    If ABC chooses to keep Shark Tank on Friday next season, I would love to see The Middle move to Friday followed by Last Man Standing. And then it may be time for Modern Family to finally move to 8pm to lead off the night.

  • Robert Ford

    I can’t speak for others, but I don’t have anything against the show itself, other than that it’s painfully unfunny.

    However The Neighbors’ fans are quite obnoxious. Wishing for the cancellation of the much-better-rated HTLWYP, playing Fan Excuse Bingo with their show while ignoring how those excuses might apply better to other shows, misrepresenting statistics, and blaming everything except the terrible writing to their show’s poor numbers.

    As I’ve said before, I watched six episodes, and found that the only identifiable “jokes” were either “look how strange these aliens are” and “[dead horse joke about suburban American culture].” And yet I guarantee you there will be at least two fans of the show in this thread lamenting that viewers haven’t given their “funny” and “creative” show a chance.

  • LL

    TN is just awesome! Best show on TV right now. I don’t know why so many people hate it.

  • Networkman

    If those numbers for the repeats of NBC’s comedies hold up, then the network may want to consider moving them to Friday. Because the ratings are very close to what they were on Thursday. Sean Save the World garnered 1.0 or Thursday and .6 on Friday. If originals aired on Friday, the comedy most likely would be able to pull the 1.0 as it did on Thursday. Also it may be able to garner more viewers being away from the competition.

    Then NBC could move Dateline NBC to Wednesday @8pm while Revolution moves to 10pm behind Law & Order:SVU.

  • MJ


    I do not hate TN, but I am glad it is failing!!!

    TN, had one of the greatest time slots last year ( wed. after modern family), pulled in horrible numbers…..the brains at ABC decided to pull Malibu Country which was getting decent numbers and replace it with TN. HORRIBLE HORRIBLE MOVE!!!!!!

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