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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  • CBSviewer

    @ Networkman

    It is going to need to be supported, even if that means moving The Middle in front of it

    The Middle is ABC’s #2 Comedy. It won’t move to Friday next season. Suburgatory is more likely to go there.

  • Corey

    Wow…a lot of old people watch Hawaii Five-0 and blue bloods…ouch

  • Randy

    It will be interesting to see what happens to both BB and H50 when Grimm comes to compete with H50.Why does Fox have nothing up against BB? BB has had only DATELINE and 20/20 for competition. Is BB ever going to get any other competition against them?

  • Randy

    “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.
    I was just going to post something to this effect but you beat me to it. The concept that the show before your show affects your show’s ratings enough to make any difference is absurd. You watch what you want to watch. I loved the “too lazy to push a button on a remote” statement. :-)

  • Joseph

    I suspect what turned out to be the final game of the National League Championship Series on TBS probably drew more viewers than any broadcast network last night (October 18th).

    I wish Univision’s numbers were available, for they probably topped the broadcast networks in the 18-34 demo, and may have come close to leading (if not topping) the broadcast nets in the 18-49 demo as well.

  • Networkman

    @CBSviewer, because The Middle is ABC’s #2 Comedy that is exactly why it needs to be moved to another night. Any other comedy will not be able to move and anchor the night successfully at this moment beside The Middle or Modern Family. If the network is serious about having 8 comedies on the schedule, they will need to open up a 2 hour block on Friday. I feel The Middle should be able to thrive at least 2 more years on that night and create a strong foundation.

    I like this possible option for next season though

    8pm Bagel Nation
    8:30pm Suburgatory
    9pm Modern Family
    9:30pm Untitled Modern Family Spinoff project

    8pm Untitled Kevin Hart Project
    8:30pm Last Man Standing
    9pm The Middle
    9:30pm The Goldbergs

  • queeneeuq

    Yey for The Neighbors

  • queeneeuq

    Among ABC comedies this week:
    The Neighbors went up
    Back in the Game is the same
    The Goldbergs, Trophy Wife, and Super Fun Night went down
    This means The Neighbors gets a better priority over Trophy Wife or The Goldbergs. :-)

  • Nasir

    I hope HF0 adjusts up! It’s all I watch on Fridays, though I watch it on Saturday morning.

  • busy06

    The repeats of MJF and SSTW perform pretty well, on par with their Thursday ratings basically. They would likely pull in better ratings/viewers on another night and moved to the 8-9pm timeslot.

  • Diana

    I checked and UB finished the last half hour with a 1.9 demo. So big drop for H50.
    H50 numbers are no good considering ABC is the only one airing regular programming.
    Grimm next week, h50 will crash. LOL

  • James

    H50 isn’t syndicating well for TNT. It is doubtful they’ll buy additional seasons. Castle and Bones are the 2 shows that do well for them in syndication.

  • miracle


    Not quite right. It’s a big gain for UB, but if there is no adjustment for H50 it will finally end only a tenth under last weeks rating. So no BIG drop IMO. If it will be adjusted down, it will probably be another tenth to a 1.3 (at least I hope so). That isn’t a BIG drop either. What do you expect on a Friday?

  • Joseph A

    Just an FYI out there to those that don’t get these numbers are only part of the ratings being used ,

    for example ,, per Nielsen for the week of October 7th, based on Live viewing and DVR playback on the Same Day, defined as 3am-3am.

    There were the top scripted shows ,
    1 , The Big Bang Theory, Demo 10.7 , audience 17.636
    2 , NCIS LA , Demo 9.3 , audience 14.839
    3 , Persons of Interest , Demo 7.4 , audience 11.652
    4 , The Millers , Demo 7.3 , audience 11.729


  • bluejoni

    I rarely watch NBC have they been promoting the return of Grimm (one of the only NBC shows I watch) ?

  • Elaine

    Please do not get rid of Blue Bloods and Hawaii Five 0 . They are both great shows. We would miss them a lot. Great plots and actors. Very enjoyable.

  • Tim

    Hawaii 50 is so lucky to have that syndication deal. Under performer on Mondays, dumped on Friday and underperforming again.
    A 1.4 or 1.5 is just low because Grimm is not back and fox airs repeats. And of course let’s not forget that is a failure on syndication
    Next week it will drop to 3rd in the time slot. Fun.

  • Joe Petitjean

    Bad move on CBS part on moving 5-0 to Fri at 8 vs. Shark Tank

  • anna g

    I checked and UB finished the last half hour with a 1.9 demo.
    I would not be surprised if UB ratings were inflated by football game that was supposed to start at 8:30. Its increase over previous 3 weeks is at least “suspicious” – that’s why I am waiting for final numebers. As for H50 the drop of 0.1 vs previous Friday is not “big” – hopefuly it’s not adjusted down in finals.


    @ DIANA

    ‘Grimm next week, h50 will crash. LOL’


    These are the kind of comments that so infuriating – ‘LOL’????
    Why do wish for 5-0 (or ANY show to fail)?

    BTW – Grimm’s FINALE posted a 1.6 last year, WOW, that’s powerful!
    Enjoy your Grimm and please let 5-0 fans enjoy their show without your snide comments week after week

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