TV Ratings Friday: 'Grimm' Premiere Up from Last Year's Friday Debut, 'Hawaii Five-0' Flat + 'Dracula' has Solid Debut & 'The Carrie Diaries' Down

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October 26th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.6/6 1.4/5 1.4/5 1.1/4 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.827 9.638 6.090 2.852 0.773

NBC was number one in adults 18-49 but CBS won with total viewers.

On NBC, Dateline matched last week's 1.3  adults 18-49 rating. The season premiere of Grimm earned a 1.8,up from last year's Friday premiere (which earned a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating) but down two tenths from last year's Monday  season debut which earned a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. The series premiere of Dracula also earned a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating and is NBC’s highest in-season 18-49 rating in the slot, (excluding breaking news coverage) since January 4. Your predictions for both were spot on!

On ABC,  Shark Tank matched last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating   20/20 garnered a 1.5, up three tenths from the previous week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Undercover Boss earned a 1.6, down two tenths from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Five-0 matched last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Blue Bloods matched last week's 1.3  among adults 18-49.

On FOX,  MasterChef Junior scored a 1.4, up a tenth from last week's 1.3  adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW,  The Carrie Diaries earned a paltry 0.3 adults 18-49 rating, down from last season's 0.6 series premiere rating and also down a tenth from the 0.4 adults 18-49 rating last season's finale earned. The iHeartRadio Katy Perry special earned a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, October 25, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM CBS Undercover Boss 1.6 6 8.58
FOX MasterChef Jr 1.4 5 3.85
NBC Dateline (8-9PM) 1.3 5 6.07
ABC Last Man Standing -R 1.0 4 5.02
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.3 1 0.84
8:30PM ABC The Neighbors -R 0.7 3 3.52
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 2.0 7 7.32
NBC Grimm -P 1.8 6 6.13
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.4 5 9.32
FOX the Simpsons -R 0.8 3 1.93
CW iHeartRadio: Katy Perry 0.2 1 0.71
9:30PM FOX The Simpsons -R 0.7 2 1.78
10:00 PM NBC Dracula -P 1.8 6 5.28
ABC 20/20 1.5 5 6.68
CBS Blue Bloods 1.3 4 11.02

via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night:


  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5 with an encore.


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4 with an encore.


  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/5 in metered-market households and a 0.6/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.


  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).


  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.



NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.


Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.  More information on ratings is available here.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

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  • Dave

    The CW should have never renewed TCD for S2.

    Either way, she’ll be strutting her way right to the cancellation bear :D

  • Brad

    NBC Friday beat NBC Thursday. So sad.

  • Dave

    Dracula did great though!!

  • Hardline_Pro

    RIP Carrie Diaries

  • Paul

    If that trend continues for a few weeks, that would probably make Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods bubble shows for next year.

  • Matt

    Predict Dracula to fall to a 1.5 next week and Grimm a 1.6. Dracula’s low will probably be around a 1.2-1.3 but will go up and possibly not fall anymore since it’s a 10-episode limited series.

  • Matt

    Last Man Standing repeated extremely well – 1.0 and 5.1 million viewers – not too far off of its recent original episode’s ratings.

  • were123

    Excellent night for NBC!
    Grimm truly belongs in Fridays, it did better than in Tuesdays after The Voice.
    Dracula premiered really solid. If it stays right there or near this ratings (I guess a 1.4 or 1.3 could make the cut) it should be renewed

  • Jon

    Abysmal ratings for TCD. Cancel it and BatB now CW !
    If they don’t then they will be laughed at.

  • Matt

    Not really raging cajun

  • Jason

    Grimm ratings really makes Revolution look more pathetic.

  • Hannah

    TCD :( :( :( :(

  • Matt

    I was wrong – 7.44 million viewers is the total viewership high for Shark Tank. But still, 7.32 is not too far off. If Shark Tank adjusts up in the finals, which it probably will, I can see tonight’s episode being the new total viewership high for Shark Tank.

  • anna g

    Congratulations for Grimm – its fans must be very happy. I predicetd 1.7-1.8 so unless there are some adjustments, I was about right :) ST was strong as always.
    I am glad to see H50 remain solid in demo and go up in total viewers from last Friday. Apparently Grimm premiere didn’t affect H50 at all. I am a bit surprised though with Dracula’s ratings – I was guessng 1.6 demo and it got very decent 1.8 demo – let’s see how it holds up next week. It was critisized for being boring. Also it didn’t affect BB ratings.

  • Charmed

    TCD and HOD would be a good pair on Friday

  • Bradley

    When Dracula finishes, NBC needs to move Dateline to 10PM and place a “fantasy themed” show in the 8PM slot.

  • Shiro

    Grimm – 1.8, 1.7
    Dracula – 1.9, 1.7

    Both doing a good job! NBC Friday is far way better then their pathetic Thursday.

  • Rya

    BatB HoD Nikita TCD CWs lowest rated shows rn
    Let’s hope Ttp and reign are not heading in that direction
    While as TO TVD and Arrow and SPN REMAIN good for The cw
    The. We still have the 100 and star crossed in mid season

  • Charmed

    If ANTM’s 0.4 is good enough for renewal, maybe TCD has a chance

  • Mike 1

    CBS should flip BB and H50. H50 is wasting UB lead in while BB isn’t .
    Good for NBC !!!! Grimm + Dracula = amazing.

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