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

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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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  • omabin

    What is this chatter about moving the middle to friday? ABC cannot get any traction with any of its new comedies (and they are trying 4!!) so why would they risk moving the middle when it is likely its successor wouldn’t work either?

  • K


    Because viewers wanted to see why the boss walked out.

  • David H

    Last Man Standing is a lock for renewal. I know 18-49 is ‘all that matters’ but it gets higher HH ratings than Super Fun Night, The Goldburgs and Back in the Game all on a Friday vs. Tuesday and Wednesday. You can’t think that any of those shows are actually stronger than LMS.

    Also, ABC made a mistake in renewing the Neighbors over Malibu Country. As above, you couldn’t compare what LMS did on Friday to what the Neighbors was doing on Wednesday and think ‘the Neighbors is the stronger show.’

  • Mike

    Can someone help me understand how much these shows make per episode..

    I’m reading how much they get per 30 second ad and I know that 1 hour shows have about 16 minutes of commercials.. So that’s 32 30sec ads… But what if an ad is only 10 seconds or 15 or something..

    Can. You give me an example for like say Castle.. I read the show gets $129,250 per 30 sec ad.. And let’s say 1 minute of ads are for abc promoting their own shows.. So would I just multiply $129,250 by 30 30second ads which will total $3,877,500… Would that be right? But what if their 15 second ads do they just pay half of the 30 second ad price?

  • tommie

    @David H: While it was certainly a mistake renewing The Neighbors, I wouldn’t say it was a mistake cancelling Malibu Country. Reba and Lily Tomlin combined must’ve been quite costly to have on a relatively low-rated Friday show, even if it was far more compatible with Last Man Standing than The Neighbors.

  • Alvar

    The Neighbors should be pulled from its timeslot on those ratings. ABC used to regularly win Fridays last season but that dreadful show is dragging their lineup down. Surely Modern Family repeats would do better.

  • michael-60

    @Joseph A
    Just an FYI, those are household ratings, not demo ratings, and you left out NCIS.

  • David H

    @Tommie: I doubt MC cost significantly more than any other sitcom or it wouldn’t have been on Friday night. Do you think the old WB network paid Reba huge $$? I doubt it. It came down to MC and the Neighbors and ABC made an illogical decision IMO>

  • Alvar


    Super Fun Night 2.1
    Back In The Game 1.9
    The Goldbergs 1.6
    Trophy Wife 1.4
    The Neighbors 1.0

    Yes, im sure that ABC will cancel all of the shows at the top of that list and renew the one right down the bottom.

  • Ted Craig

    MCJ has quickly lost its luster. Nobody likes to see kids compete.

  • Billiam

    This is the first time I’ve noticed the total viewers number on blue Bloods. 10+ million yet target demo pathetic… It seems that it is more popular with the 50+ demographic, most likely older Magnum P.I. fans.

    Still, this total viewers number looks strange to me. Most older people are more into news type shows such as 20/20 but BB has twice the total number than 20/20.

    Networks are supposed to base their renewals on the 25-49 demo but if these total viewer numbers are correct, I wonder if CBS has been renewing BB based on those numbers and not the key demo.

    I wonder if this is indicative of the Nielson viewer base and that they possibly have many more viewers in the 49+ age. If so, that explains why many of the other shows are doing so horribly this season.

    Nielson really needs to come out of the 1980’s and find a way to be more accurate, now that most of us have so many viewing options. I’ve asked this question before and never really got an answer but how many of you watch a show while it is being broadcast and actually watch the commercials when there are so many ways to watch without being bombarded with unwanted commercials? I know the broadcast networks don’t really want to know the answer to that question.

    Another question is how many of you would pay a subscription fee to see your favorite TV shows without commercials whenever you want? Many of us are already paying $100-$200/month for cable. Why not give the networks that we actually watch that monthly fee and watch shows online without commercials? It’s the only way broadcast networks are ever going to compete with services such as Hulu and Netflix… by offering their own streaming options and cutting out the middleman (cable providers)… I have over 200 cable channels but at most, I watch 10 channels, including Showtime. Most broadcast networks are part of a company who also owns cable channels so they could easily step away from cable and offer all of their channels via subscription-streaming.

    The young people are watching actual TV less and less now. Some teenagers and young adults do streaming viewing exclusively. Companies such as CBS needs to capture this audience or risk dying a horrible death just as local radio did in the 90’s (Most of the radio stations were bought up by Cumulus, Cox and Clear Channel and now it’s virtually impossible to survive as an independent radio broadcast station owner).

    Same Tune I’ve been singing here for more than 3 years but does that make it less true?

  • Ted Craig


    ABC is pretty much in line with what it did last year. ABC has still won two out of five Fridays. The biggest difference is H50 outperforms CSI:NY.

  • Eric Z

    I really like H50, but these numbers are starting to get a little alarming. I think the problem with the show is that it’s starting to get a little schticky, with strange episodes like the one with Aishia Tyler (worst ep of the series even though I like her), the remake of the classic ep (which was ok), and now the vote on CBS.com for the future ep. I know it’s a show that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but bring back the interesting season 1 stories.

  • queeueeq

    I wonder how Carrie woulg perform next week?


    @ Bluejays

    you’re asking Randy – ‘Why is HFO so fascinating to you?? I ask this genuinely’


    You’ll never get an answer from Randy —- you’ll only be called ‘a fangirl’—— that’s his typical response

    I finally got somewhat of an answer last week from him when he admitted he LOVES Grimmm — (5-0”s competition starting next week)
    For months he’s done NOTHING but obsessively talk down 5-0 on every post he can.

    You would think if he hated the show so much, he simply wouldn’t watch it – but my bet is he DOESN’T watch it, so really how can he honestly have an opinion ?

    5-0 is doing great on Friday’s and it’s not going anywhere !

  • hmm

    Idk if anyone else mentioned this here but remember FOX does not have a 9PM hour. So the other networks have less competition in that hour of tv. And coming up in November on Fridays is Raising Hope which will be airing at 8PM in 2 episodes as 1 hour blocks until January, when Enlisted will air afterwards. I think they wanted to repeat Sleepy Hollow there for a few weeks to catch anyone who wasn’t sure about trying it out. They had to put something in that slot. The Friday repeats were always meant to be temporary and due to the prescheduled run of other shows (Bones, Raising Hope) they cannot continue. Although I’ve seen people really pushing for ‘Sleepy Fridays’ to stay (I’ve seen petitions and people going ‘if we’re vocal enough it’ll work’). Which is incredibly naive. I really enjoy Sleepy Hollow but I’m not going to deny the fact other shows that were planned for half a year to air on Fridays get precedence (duh). You can’t say a repeat of a show is more worthy than new episodes of another show! I mean it has me laughing out loud.

  • lakersupbyten

    Five o still steady…

  • Ale

    How funny is that a rerun of reign is higher than a original episode of beauty and the beast!!!

  • Randy

    Sheri’s rant aside. Go away fangirl because none of your posts are intelligent. I have posted SEVERAL times that I understand that H50 may continue for more seasons. I have said that over and over for anyone that bothers to read ALL my posts.

    But H50 was Les Moonves’ fave show. It got tons of hype and publicity and was supposed to be the next NCIS. It had a great season one. But it lost its focus and it no longer followed the premise it set in season one.

    The whole point of H50 was it was a task force that had the means to work outside of the rules of law enforcement and do what no other police force could do.
    But they killed off the governor and decided they had to follow the rules of the regular police.

    Since that, starting season 2, they have added other regulars and tons of guest stars but it has never arrived at its potential and yet they continue to try to sell it as a super hit.

    So for all the hype it got, it has been a dismal failure.

    You again need to remember that it has no real competition this season since only Shark Tank has been there and Shark Tank is killing it in the demo.

    How can anyone defend it with competition like that?

    TM and TGW have struggled against their full competition from the start, but H50 and BB have had an easy ride so far.
    Elementary is on a much tougher night by far so how can you compare the two fairly? You can’t.Let’s see what happens when Grimm returns and someday when Fox puts its show up.

    Then you will have the right to compare the other 10 PM dramas to it. BTW: H50 is now on at 9 PM so why the 10 PM comparison this season?

  • Billiam

    @queeueeq, Based on the fact that TCD did 0.4 last season while Hart and Beauty did 0.5 and 0.6 respectively and both of them are down this season, I would think that TCD would be down as well. Especially since CW isn’t leading into TCD with anything strong. I expect 0.2-0.3 for TCD and expect it and Beauty to not be renewed but this is only the beginning of the season and things may change. For the sake of the TCD fans, I hope it does better but I am a fan of Hart and Beauty so if they don’t pick up and TCD does the same or better, then TCD may compete for renewal and I’m not a fan of TCD…. gave it a chance last season and never really got into it, even though it takes place when I was graduating from high school.

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