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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  • Brian

    Friday Night TV..how Dismal !
    Sure SUCKS to be ABC..but wait..they deserve it don’t they for cancelling Body of Proof..a Proven Hit show

  • chloe

    Does anyone think suburgatory will do good on Fridays if it replaces the neighbors?

  • queeneeuq

    Man, wishful thinking that shows are going to be resurrected. ABC is more likely to restore Ugly Betty to vanquish the Thursday 8 pm curse than to return Malibu Country and Body of Proof.

  • queeneeuq


    Suburgatory deserves better than what The Neighbors is getting now, preferebly Wednesday’s at 8:30 pm after Back in the Game gets cancelled.

  • DuMont

    Posted October 12, 2013 at 2:59 PM
    “’The Neighbors’ does better retention out of ‘The Middle’.”

    No, Back in the Game’s retention from The Middle is the same as The Neighbors.

    ‘The Neighbors’ out of ‘The Middle’ in 2012-13 season, 23 times, 87% A18-49 retention.

    ‘Back in the Game’ out of ‘The Middle’ in 2013-14 season, 3 times, 84% A18-49 retention.

    ‘The Neighbors’ retention > ‘Back in the Game’ retention.

  • K

    TN needs a different time slot and day. It is a good show, and it is nice to see an inter-racial couple and their inter-racial children, this may explain the low ratings, No? TN is more enjoyable, IMO, then LMS, which makes no sense and is trying to copy (badly) Home Improvement.

    MCJ, should have better ratings. It is easily one of the best shows on tv, IMO, and really shows smart children in the kitchen doing something, productive. Go Anthony

  • john

    the nj fox show should be cancelled. all that arm shaking does my head in. its just the sympathy vote.

  • Debra

    Ok I understand the significance of the 18-49 demo, but sometimes a network will release the numbers for adults 25-54.

    Now that is a demo I don’t know the significance of. But I do know that some shows seem to be doing better in that demo than the 18-49

    My guess would be that demo is probably irrelevant, except for being good PR for the networks.

  • Theoacme

    @Debra – for broadcast networks, A 25-54 is mostly irrelevant, subordinate to A 18-49 in any event (and probably CBS is most likely to consider it out of the Big Four)…

    …for some cable networks (TNT comes to mind), A25-54 seems to be considered with greater weight, although they do look at A 18-49 closely still.

  • Fake Me Out

    @Everyone Calling for Shows to Come Back

    Be patient. Some future TV Exec who’s still poopin’ yellow will someday have the great idea to reboot [insert old show name here] and it will come back and be a hit and the darling of everyone … just look at Charlie’s Angels, Bionic Woman, Knight Rider, Night Stalker, H50 et al with Remington Steele and Falcon Crest now being looked at for a reboot … [sigh] … old is new again.

  • Michael

    The only show here that is DOOMED is “The Neighbors”. It’s Friday Night…Ratings are gonna be low. Honestly, I don’t know why “Shark Tank” is still on Fridays when they should be putting on “Nashville” in it’s slot.

    NBC is counting on Grimm and Dracula. Might Work on Fridays…but until the other networks change, I have found my winning programs so I won’t be tuning in :)

  • Jon

    The neighbors may not be everyones cup of tea. But if you get the humor it is laugh out loud funny. You either get it or you don’t it is that simple. Lms is way down too. Maybe sitcoms just don’t work on Friday nights anymore.

  • Jon

    @k………other than the fact Tim Allen stars in both I find no similarities between his two shows. Home was a brilliant show. Lms is just average. If the cast wasn’t as good as it is id never watch lms again. They do the best they can with material given.

  • Linda E.

    I thought HF-0 was quirky and fun, and pretty good. I would rate it a ‘B’.
    There was nothing supernatural about it, as a real crime was committed. I’m a fan of the show, but am very critical, when it’s warranted.
    There were some good McGarrett/Danno moments, and other banter. “Say hello
    to the Hobbits for me”. I wouldn’t mind seeing Jorge Garcia back again, either.
    Season 4 has started quite well. I think HF-0 will survive.

  • K


    There are a few similarities, Jon, Tim’s character is married, like in Home, he has 3 kids, girls instead of boys. His coworker is another “Al” lovable and into baking/cooking, like Al. Few differences, Tim has a boss, and there is no unseen face neighbor that Tim talks to. His workplace is on tv, like Tim the tool man Taylor was on.

  • Fake Me Out


    …other than the fact Tim Allen stars in both I find no similarities between his two shows.

    Then you ain’t looking hard enough … or at all. LMS & HI are cut from the same cloth except LMS has turned out to be a factory second, flawed and on the discount isle. And as you point out, it’s unfortunate the off camera talent pales compared to the on camera talent.

  • Dorothy5334

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

    Welcome to the world of hating!! They don’t like something so they bash it.. They spend so much time hating something they don’t like.. When I don’t like something I don’t keep going on wasting time on it.. I ignore it.. It makes me wonder how these people are in their own life..

  • Debra


    Thank you so much for that bit of info. It was quite helpful to me.
    Especially the bit about CBS and the adult 25-54 demo.

  • Dorothy5334

    @ CrimTV
    @ anna g.
    I really hope viewers give Season 2 of Revolution a second chance because it is so good this year. I know the second half of S1 was really hitting it’s stride. I know Revolution lost a lot of viewers and the first 10 episodes of S1 and were mediocre, but it is so much better now. I wish NBC would promote it more and stop wasting it on Ironside and Dracula.. I think Revolution does have a loyal fan base.

    Really??? I prefer the first half of the season more than the 2nd… I believe from where I read on here I thought more agreed as well… I do like this season so far though…

  • Dorothy5334

    Posted October 12, 2013 at 12:18 PM
    I wonder why so many people are laughing and saying the return of Grimm will spell doom for H50, is it because that is what they want and are a little scared that the fan base will come not from H50 viewers but the Shark Tank. I am a fan of H50, I love it but at the end of the day my life will go on regardless of the outcome for the show. I would miss H50 but I have never watched Grimm nor Shark Tank and never will, that being said I’m not saying these 2 shows aren’t valued by their viewers. It’s really a shame that instead of singing the praises of a persons favorite show they seem to have to run another show down. Maybe these people aren’t that positive in their real lives, maybe they have to always run others down to feel good about themselves, if that’s the case I truly feel sorry for them. I am who I am, I like what I like and running down someone or something won’t make me feel better. A person should never run a person or a show down just to feel better about themselves.

    I really agree with you.. I’ve been thinking the same thing since I’ve been on here.. Such negativity that you wonder what their life is like..

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