TV Ratings Friday: 'Shark Tank', 'Last Man Standing,' 'The Neighbors' & 'Undercover Boss' Up, 'Hawaii Five-0', 'MasterChef Jr.' & 'Blue Bloods' Down

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October 19th, 2013

Hawaii Five-0 October 18

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.5/5 1.4/5 1.1/4 1.0/4 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 9.420 5.462 4.665 3.179 1.107

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

On ABC, Last Man Standing scored a 1.3 up 8 percent from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.  The Neighbors earned a 1.0 up 11 percent from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating Shark Tank garnered a 1.9 up 12 percent from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating   20/20 garnered a 1.2 up 9 percent from last week's  1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Undercover Boss earned a 1.8 up 38 percent from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 premiere rating. Hawaii Five-0 notched a 1.4 down 7 percent from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Blue Bloods scored a 1.3 down 7 percent from last week's 1.4 among adults 18-49.

On NBC, Dateline earned a 1.3 up 8 percent from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX,  MasterChef Junior scored a 1.2,down 14 percent from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW,  America's Next Top Model matched last week's 0.4 18-49 rating.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, October 18, 2013

Time  Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (000s)
8:00 CBS Undercover Boss 1.8/7 9.15
FOX MasterChef Jr. 1.2/5 3.85
ABC Last Man Standing 1.3/5 6.14
NBC The Michael J. Fox Show - R 0.8/3 3.03
CW Reign - R 0.3/1 1.18
8:30 ABC The Neighbors 1.0/4 4.35
NBC Sean Saves the World - R 0.7/3 2.53
9:00 ABC Shark Tank 1.9/7 6.50
CBS Hawaii Five -0 1.4/5 8.89
NBC Dateline (9-11PM) 1.3/4 5.61
FOX Sleepy Hollow - R 0.8/3 2.51
CW America's Next Top Model 0.4/1 1.03
10:00 CBS Blue Bloods 1.3/4 10.23
ABC 20/20 1.2/4 4.65


In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night:

via NBC press note:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.3/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; 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,” 0.7/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3 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 with an encore) beat CBS's original "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 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).
  • 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.



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  • AdamP

    YES! Hang in there Neighbors

  • miracle


    DO I have to scratch the “thank you” and the smiley? ;)


    @ miracle

    National League Championship Series

    Last night was game 6 between St Louis & Los Angeles & it wasn’t very pretty! Actually felt bad for LA pitcher Kershaw who lost 9-0 & his expression in the dugout was pretty sad–but the winner Wacha is a real force with which to reckon for at 22, he’s got some serious moves on the mound! He did a number on the Pirates as well–AYE ME!

    Like your response to Shepherd as I thought the same. Feel free to ask what you want & if I can help, I will.


    @ miracle

    Don’t scratch the “thank you” and the smiley–I always appreciate the feedback!

  • Matt

    Good for ABC. Great for LMS and Shark Tank… Hopefully they can adjust up.

  • Lindalou

    I thought Bluebloods was terrific last night…and definitely NOT predictable (first evidence of that, the girl was NOT thrown off the subway platform by a mentally ill man off his meds)…I also enjoyed the intelligent way that Frank dealt with his newest nemesis. And, the lines spoken by Danny to the girl’s brother were very insightful to me…that he could see the loss of his son (his brother Joe) in his father’s eyes every day and the only thing that kept him going was his OTHER children…a concept I had not realized but that now makes perfect sense to me.

  • Networkman

    What the heck happen last night? Why did Undercover Boss increase by .5 in the demo yet that did nothing to help the rest of the night? The week Undercover Boss post good numbers, Hawaii Five-O and Blue Bloods slip? It doesn’t make sense. There was nothing unusual on yesterday, unless it was the baseball playoffs which seems to effect CBS more than other networks. Anyways, I was happy to see Rebecca De Mornay on H5O and Bebe Neuwirth on Blue Bloods.


    @ anon

    Won’t it be wild if Boston takes the ALCS today & faces St Louis in the World Series? The best of both leagues (97-65) face each other! A Red Wedding indeed!

  • miracle


    Thanks! :) And I hope you are not amused about and bored by a German who doesn’t know about shortcuts in american sports.

  • chloe

    @Matt Do you think LMS is going to be renewed for a 4th season.

  • TV Viewer Today

    Hawaii Five – O has adjusted up the last few weeks by a tenth in the final ratings.. Now its the highest rated show in the demo for CBS on Fri. Averaging a 1.5 in the demo & over 9 mil viewers ( not bad for the night ) No way in the world CBS pulls the show. The Bear should concentrate on other shows for Bear Chow ! There’s plenty to choose from :) ! Undercover Boss will probably adjust down a few tenths .

  • Networkman

    I was excited to watch the Last Man Standing and The Neighbors Halloween episodes. After last year’s outstanding Halloween episode of The Neighbors, I was really anticipating this years. Well I found Last Man Standing’s episode mildly amusing. Tim and Nancy work well together.

    But The Neighbors episode was very disappointing. I’m really not starting to like the direction that this show is taking. In my opinion, I found it rather lame. Something is off. Maybe the acting this season is forced or the actors don’t know how to bring the corny material to life. But it was bad. I don’t even care for the opening theme song. It seems thrown together and just corny.

  • Mon

    Yay Poop Bloods looks tired already!

    No there was nothing unusual last night. Just because UB was getting a tenth or two below H50 before doesn’t mean that H50 would grow or at least match UB every week. It’s just that maybe many people liked the company that was featured last night on UB.

  • Theoacme

    @Andy – H50 already is airing in syndication on TNT, and those ratings have already been the subject of a bit of a skirmish*

    * – “skirmish” = The Battle of Midway
    “battle” = The Battle of Peleliu
    “hell” = Changjin Reservoir Campaign

    Some of our brouhahas go to pressing the nuclear button til it shatters and the desk collapses, though ~smiles~

  • Networkman

    I would love to see Last Man Standing come back for a 4th season but ABC should place a new multi-cam in front of it. The show should have a very popular star as its lead. Someone capable of bringing in a lot of viewers who will be anticipating watching him/her every week. And then ABC should move Last Man Standing to the 8:30pm slot. I just don’t feel this show will be capable of leading off the night for another season. It is going to need to be supported, even if that means moving The Middle in front of it.

  • Shepherd


    What the heck happen last night? Why did Undercover Boss increase by .5 in the demo yet that did nothing to help the rest of the night? The week Undercover Boss post good numbers, Hawaii Five-O and Blue Bloods slip? It doesn’t make sense.

    Because the notion that Nielsen viewers are too lazy to push a button on their remote, but not too lazy to repeatedly push a button on their Nielsen box for a show they don’t watch is kind of silly.

    A strong lead my draw a few extra eyeballs for a premier; people who are curious to see what the show coming on after their program is all about. It may even keep some people watching their televisions for the night who otherwise would have done something else had their favorite show been on hiatus or in repeats. Ads during the huge lead may even attract a few viewers to an episode of a show they otherwise wouldn’t have watched. Lead ins and retention don’t really seem to matter to the networks, or anyone other than Retentionists because for good reason.

  • Scandalicious

    Wow the whole ABC lineup is up. Interesting. I am sad to see the Mater Chef Jr. decrease! It is a really cool show. That is a pretty big jump for Undercover Boss, but both H5O and Blue Bloods fell. Sad. Reign repeat was only a tenth under AMNTM – maybe that bodes well for the second episode next week?

  • Jerry

    I don’t really care about any friday night shows, but I thought I needed to comment on a general theme I’ve seen on the friday night comments the last few weeks.

    People here have been consistently arguing that The Neighbors is a cheaper show than Malibu Country was. That is completely wrong. The Neighbors is actually MORE expensive to shoot than MC.

    People’s arguments seem to revolve around the idea that the cast of The Neighbors makes less so it is therefore less expensive. Since, outside of Jamie Gertz, the cast of The Neighbors was not as well established as some of the cast members of MC, I imagine that the cast is less expensive for The Neighbors. However, there are many more people that get paid to make a television show than the cast. And on a single camera show many of those people must be paid five days a week while those same people only have to get paid two days a week on a multicam.

    That’s why networks love multicams so much. They’re cheaper to make. Unless a show gets to the Friends or Two and Half Men level of pay with its cast members (which doesn’t usually happen for many seasons) the below the line costs mean that the single cam is always more expensive.

    I just wanted to clarify that for all of the people that are writing about production costs and clearly don’t know all of the costs that go into making a television show.

  • miracle

    With the half hour rating for H50 being the same as at the beginning of the show (1.4/5), there isn’t much hope it will be adjusted up IMO. But there IS hope… ;)

  • Dan

    So does Last Man Standing and The Neighbors have full seasons?

    And even if Bones moves to Fridays my guess is that it will do ok and get a tenth and final season. If David Boreanaz decides to sign on.

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