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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  • Dorothy5334

    I talk about H50 because I am interested in it. It has been a show that was overly praised and overly hyped and CBS got away with it and got the TNT deal early. Now it has extremely boring episodes. I want to follow it closely and fan excuse bingo with H50 fans is so outrageous.

    I will watch and comment. And if you ladies would stop focusing on me and read some other posts, I am not alone in saying the show is boring.


    Seriously you waste so much time and effort on a show you don’t like.. It’s weird.. Why do that??


    THANK YOU Dorothy & Leah !!

    Randy, Linda and Kari troll these boards EVERY week ONLY to bash 5-0

    If they don’t like the show – DON’T WATCH IT and GET A LIFE !

    MILLIONS of people love the show and it is doing great on Friday nights –
    5-0 for MANY YEARS TO COME !!

  • Jon

    I love reading all the bring back Malibu Country posts. That show was a disgrace to Reba’s good name. I’m sure she is probably glad to not be associated with it anymore. Bring back Reba, but not that dreadful show. Besides why bring back a ratings loser. I suppose ABC should bring back Better Off Ted, Samantha Who, and Hank while their at it. TGIF….they would probably do better with reruns off fullhouse

  • Alvar


    The Neighbors had the benefit of premiering behind Modern Family before enjoying a consistent timeslot of 8.30 Wednesdays for the remainder of its season as part of ABC’s strong Wednesday comedy block. It also aired its final 13 episodes back to back with no preemptions. I hardly consider this as “ugly stepsister” treatment. Yes it suffered some election preemptions, but then again so did several other programs which were able to survive (Greys Anatomy and Scandal come to mind). ABC has done everything to help The Neighbors, including a shot in a less competitive Friday slot, but the show is yet to find an audience. ABC should pull The Neighbors and give one of the new shows a chance, because an 0.9 rating is not acceptable, even on a Friday.

  • Networkman

    @boogke, I agree with you regarding Malibu Country. I do think its scripts were improving toward the end of the season. The network should know how much Reba is loved. Also they had a great talent in Lily Tomlin. If they could of guest a lot of country artist to guest star as they did with Blake Shelton that would of been a great thing. It had potential for growth but ABC was not patient.

    Then ABC could of kept The Neighbors after The Middle to get the audience use to those two shows together. This way ABC could of just aired 2 or 3 new comedies.

    These are the possible options
    Option 1
    9pm Super Fun Night
    9:30pm Suburgatory

    8pm The Middle
    8:30pm The Neighbors
    9pm Modern Family
    9:30pm The Goldbergs

    8pm Last Man Standing
    8:30pm Malibu Country

    Option 2
    9pm The Neighbors
    9:30pm Super Fun Night

    8pm The Middle
    8:30pm The Goldbergs
    9pm Modern Family
    9:30pm Trophy Wife

    8pm Last Man Standing
    8:30pm Malibu Country

    And then if any of the comedies failed, even those in their second season such as The Neighbors and Malibu Country, Back in the Game would be the replacement.

  • Networkman

    I would of revamped Malibu Country getting rid of Sara Rue and also the kids. I would of had the kids staying with their Dad. And they could return for guest appearances. But I would of just focused on Reba and Lily. I would of kept Jai Rodriguez helping Reba revive her career and personal/love life. I would of had more of Stacy Keach as well as companion for Lily.

  • Networkman

    I think the network could of tried to do some crossover between Malibu Country and Nashville as well. Maybe Reba could of ran into Connie Britton’s character for a brief moment or have them sing together or something. Maybe Reba could of flown to Nashville to be on that show and she would play dramatic. That would of help boost ratings for both shows.

  • tunnelvision

    Hawaii 5-0 dead!

  • Ultima

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

    The networks are locked into an endless quest to convince advertisers to buy a product that they don’t want (older viewers). The sole motivation for doing this is that the broadcast networks have a larger share of the A25-54 audience than their cable competition.

    Don’t listen to anyone who says it’s about buying power or some other nonsense. If ad prices were based on A25-54, the networks would be arguing that they should actually be priced off of A35-64.

    Also, bigger numbers sound better; networks like big numbers, even if they’re not relevant to anything else. :)

  • David

    I think you have this all wrong with Malibu Country. There was nothing wrong with the cast, it was the writers, storyline and proper use of the cast. We all know that Reba is guaranteed to bring in a loyal following of viewers, I would guess 5-6 million. Unfortunately, i believe these to be mostly woman. The writers failed to use the X-husband more in the show. The X-husband was the perfect balance to the show being too much of a “chick show”. The writers could have pursued the realities of Reba’s divorce and the impact on the kids and grandmother. I think using the X-husband as a flamboyant, alpha-male type would have attracted a male base of fans that would have helped this show. Not to insult anyone, but the show was too girly and gay! The writers and brains behind the show, should have went after Rebas country base of fans to build on. I think it was the 4 or 5 episode where there brought in a hip hop singer! Were they nuts! OMG! They should have brought in a young country star to expand Rebas base! Too many mistakes by the writers and ABC on this one, but still the ratings were good enough to keep this show around and correct the mistakes. I doubt there will be another show in the friday timeslot that will match MC numbers. ABC or some other network could still clean this show up and make it a hit! Reba will always have her loyal followers, that is a guarantee!!

  • David

    ABC could put Malibu Country back on the air in few weeks. Cast a new X-husband, some famous,older,flamboyant country star. Then add some other special guest stars from the country/Nascar world… Promote the heck out of it all through the south and i bet this would pull in a 1.5-2.0 with 8-10 mill viewers. I would bet money on this!!

  • David

    Something along these lines for MC to attract male viewers:
    So we have the new flamboyant,wealthy,extroverted,confident, cocky x-husband. He is frustrated with the way Reba is raising
    their son Cash to be some nucklehead. So, Daddy gets Cash on the weekend.(like most divorced dads get) Daddy wants Cash to start being a man and bein fearless, so daddy is gonna have one of his famous friends from the Nascar world teach Cash how to do a little racing on a race track. No doubt this is gonna drive Reba nuts. My point is that this would get some guys watching the show and building on Reba’s country base.

  • Feedback

    Hawaii Five-0 just TANKED.

    …Get it?

  • Rebecca

    The Neighbors is pretty good IMO – too bad it’s not doing too well, but how important are Friday ratings in the long run or in general? LMS will probably be around a while because of Disney/ABC’s relationship with Tim Allen. I’m almost done with the latest Neighbors episode, and the writing is pretty good – loved the hospital scene that was just like “Terms of Endearment” (and that show referenced that movie two or three episodes ago, too, which inspired me to re-watch ToE and now it’s fresh in my head). And I love the new opening theme song – Larry Bird comes off as a Seussesque singer/narrator. Anyway, I came late to the show last season and I’m caught up and will stick with it until it’s gone.

  • Ted Craig


    You have no concept of how TV works, do you?

    Suburgatory is much more likely to replace BiTG or TW than it is The Neighbors. One possible scenario: Mixology 9:30 Tuesday; Suburgatory 8:30 Wednesday; BiTG and Neighbors split time on Fridays.

    I don’t expect either BiTG or Neighbors to get renewed, but you need to air something. And I have no idea if Mixology is any good, I just know that’s the only other sitcom option for ABC.

    One last comment. Any weakness troubling LMS comes from MCJ, not The Neighbors.

  • Bill


    I didn’t see too many people answer your question so I’ll try my best to give an answer.

    With TV ratings, what will be a success or failure, it’s almost totally impossible to 100 percent predict what will happen. We can take very good guesses but it’s one of those things you can’t completely predict accurately. Sometimes unexpected shifts will happen, and a show thought by many to fail suddenly succeeds or does much better than before. Or, a show many thought to be guaranteed hit just crashes and burns. With the latter example these days there seems to be no middle. Hugely anticipated shows will either sink or swim right outta the gate it seems like.

    You asked if LMS will get a 4th season or not. This season has just started, so my answer will be based on if Mr. Lee absolutely had to make the decision today. First, in LMS’ case, compared to TN and quite a few younger shows on ABC, it’s relatively close to syndication. That’s the ultimate goal of TV-get every show on its feet and if it’s doing well get it to syndication however you need to. Right off the bat, it being close to syndication is helping it’s chances for a 4th Season a LOT. So to give you a rough answer, if a hypothetical decision needed to be made today I’d say it would probably get renewed for a 4th season. Even though we’re at the beginning of the season my feeling is unless the numbers plummet almost completely, like down to CW levels of plummet, LMS will be okay. I think worst case ABC would move it to another night before completely axing it. The only real question with LMS will be how they deal with the final run up to syndication. Because of the 18 episide shorter 2nd season, they’ve got 2 options really..if it gets renewed, either 26 episodes next season to get it to 88 altogether, or the other option would be 22 episodes next year then a 13 episode 5th Season which would get it a little past 88 in that case. We will just have to wait and see.

    One final thing people should know about LMS is when it was announced, Tim Allen said ABC is a much leaner tighter ship than it was back in the Home Improvement days. Because of that he asked for a more realistic overall ratings goal for its first year, which it met and exceeded. ABC said if it did well they wanted to move it to Fridays which they did. On Fridays, it’s expectations are much more realistic and bit as strict. If it were on any other night if the week right now it’d be in trouble. Due to Friday night plus it’s closeness to syndication it’s a different story.

    Sorry fir the long answer, Chloe, but I wanted to try to give an actual answer instead if nine at all :)

  • Randy

    Dorothy, it seems you and your friends waste so much time playing fan excuse bingo with your show. Why do you care what I say or do? I can only assume it bothers you because I bring truth to your fantasy. It is a TV show yet you treat it like your precious baby that you must defend against mean people like me.

    You wonder why I focus on H50? I have already answered that. It is fascinating how this show has managed to survive with poor ratings and I want to watch how it all comes out. And honestly? After watching how you all hate my posts enough to react childishly to them inspires me to keep posting the truth.

    I am NOT stopping because you somehow think you can make me feel bad. Just ignore me.My posts are accurate and not based on emotion like yours are.;-)

  • Randy

    Sheri, your last post is a classic example of what I just said; emotion with nothing to back it up. Millions of fans love it? Umm. That is true of all shows. Very few network shows have only thousands of fans.LOL
    You feel free to be a cheerleader. I will feel free to post truth.

    Feedback and Tunnelvision; short and to the point. Watch out. The H50 police will get you, too.

  • Networkman

    @David, I think you are correct. Malibu Country needed a strong male presence going against Reba. I like the direction they were going with getting Reba out dating. That could of brought numerous male country stars guest starring. I also liked Stacy Keach apart of the show because he had great chemistry with Lily Tomlin. But I do agree the ex-husband could of had more of a role as well. They could of gotten new writers during the off season. ABC was guaranteed at least 6 million viewers on Friday with Reba.

  • David

    You make a lot of sense networkman! I loved the episode with Stacey Keach! His strong male voice alone offered great contrast in show! At this point, I think re-runs of the best Malibu Country episodes would do better then TN!! Hopefully, ABC is taking another look at this! Maybe you and I can do a little consulting work for them! lol

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