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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  • Networkman

    What happen to the audience for Blue Bloods? This has been a strange week with many shows dropping by a few tenths in the demo and losing audiences even when they are celebrating landmark episodes. I am glad that Blue Bloods kept its same demo as last week. However, last week saw the drama pulling in 11.37 million viewers. Now it drops by over 1 million viewers in week 3. What was going on yesterday? Were many people out watching Gravity?

  • John A

    ANTM cant be that cheap now. Numbers arent great. CW should have aired it midweek all summer really.

  • Robert Ford

    1. Total viewers don’t matter.
    2. NBC’s whole sitcom situation is a mess, ABC only has issues with the Neighbors.

    I’m not sure (I’d have to dig through old posts), but I think that Happy Endings fans could have made a similar claim, with the added benefit of cheap episodes on account of syndication money.

    That said, I agree with you completely that NBC should move SSTW and MJF away from Thursday. I think pretty much everybody does, except the NBC execs who are still trying to revive “Must See TV.”

  • John A

    I can understand why MC are mad but it wouldnt be doing any better than TN.

  • Cougar Town Forever

    While I certainly won’t defend The Neighbors (which should have been cancelled last year), those who think the ratings couldn’t be worse don’t seam to remember Happy Endings.

  • MJ

    @ John A

    How can you say that MC wouldnt do much better than TN????

    It premiered at a 2.2….never dipped below a 1.1……TN pulled in a 0.9 last night…..That would have NEVER happened with MC…..I refuse to watch ABC Friday night

  • Robert Ford

    I’m not a fan of MC. I am a fan of HTLWYP, though I recognize that it probably wouldn’t hold up much better on Fridays after the start ABC gave it, and would have been considerably more expensive.

    However I’m very much not a fan of Neighbors fans, and yet can’t resist coming here every Friday. The Schadenfreude I get watching them is better than any entertainment I got from the show itself.

  • Networkman

    @Robert Ford, I know total viewers don’t matter. I’m just saying that people don’t expect the demo to be higher on Friday anyways. So a .9 on Friday is comparable or just as good as a 1.0-1.2 on Thursday. And The Neighbors is pulling in more viewers as well as an extra bonus. But expectations are much lower on Friday. That is what I meant.

    And I don’t feel ABC only has issues with The Neighbors. They have to now be concerned about Trophy Wife. And Super Fun Night has yet to stabilize. So that may give The Neighbors a little bit more time. It may have just some more leeway while the network figures out how these other new comedies are going to hold up on the weekdays.

  • Robert Ford

    @Cougar Town Forever:
    Give it time. It took Happy Endings half a season and several scheduling shifts to reach those numbers. The Neighbors seem to be trying for them right out the gate.

  • luisl

    It’s time to cancel Fridays.

  • Robert Ford

    Fair enough.
    And I think you’re precisely right on the reasons that Neighbors won’t be pulled right away. The only safe spackle that they have for sitcoms is Suburgatory.

    Since I don’t watch the show but do enjoy watching its fans, I personally don’t really mind the delay.

    And it’s always fun watching shows play ratings limbo, unless one is a fan of said shows.

  • Crystal

    So I caught the “Tomorrow People” Pilot last night. I thought it was a bit rushed but overall I was surprised by how much i enjoyed it.

    Also, I had recently caught up basically out of boredom on H5O. This season had been pretty strong so far. Better than the previous anyway. Last night wasn’t very good though. I just didn’t really enjoy it.

  • SC

    @ Networkman

    Baseball was on last night.

  • Jack Bauer

    Hope GRIMM returns in 13 days.

  • Networkman

    @Robert Ford, you are right, Saturday is definitely more interesting checking up on the ratings of The Neighbors. I watched this show in season one but I definitely feel something is missing in season 2. I do believe the writing has not been as strong. I’m starting to feel they need to get rid of the normal family(The Weavers) and simply focus on the aliens. I want to see them interact more with other strangers. The show feels to restrain as if the writers are afraid to take risk. And they are simply turning it into another family comedy and making the aliens more quirky instead of truly being from out of space.

    Anyways, I feel like shows that skew older but are still popular and able to garner a large amount of viewers should be on Friday. I think CBS was really pleased that Blue Bloods was capable of pulling in 11-12 million viewers weekly. If it garnered a 1.5 demo on Friday that has to be comparable to Elementary 1.9 on Thursday. Anyways, I really wish NBC would of tried Harry’s Law on Friday.

  • chris

    Personally, I think any show that comes on after LMS will have its rating impacted by the type of ratings LMS gets which have been horrible this season.I like LMS but for some reason its viewers have left the building so for those people who wish that Malibu country still came on after it, just remember that even though it never dipped below 1.2, its ratings were always lower than LMS after its premier. Therefore, I highly doubt it would be doing better than LMS since LMS is getting a 1.2. It’s sad really because I think LMS would get way higher ratings on Wednesdays or even Tuesdays but it is what it is.

  • ABC’s mistake

    ABC owned Fridays last season. You can take the Reba off the network, but it’ll cost you…

  • chloe

    @Chris Do you think LMS is going to get a 4th season because it’s in it 3rd season

  • New England Mike

    Weird night. I know I was watching the baseball game instead of what I would usually watch — H50.

    And speaking of baseball, with the Red Sox in the ACLS, I will be watching Fox pretty much every night for awhile.

    And, of course, I’ll DVR The Walking Dead and find some time to watch that after the baseball game tomorrow night.

    So get ready for sports to dominate next week … at least, in New England!

  • busy06

    NBC’s Fridays dont look too far off from their Thursdays. Except on Fridays its not so bad when compared to other networks. Maybe they should stick their comedies on Friday. Just a thought.

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