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.


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  • Shiro

    NBC will aired Crossbone at 10 after Dracula finish its run

  • Dom

    H50 up in viewers… So much for the Grimm effect! Fingers x’d for an upward adjustment!

  • pol


    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
    I thought Dracula was limited series, no?
    Anyway, great for Dracula. I liked it.

  • Me

    TCD flopped hard on Fridays. If the show presumably brings some kind of income (the only reasonable motive why it was renewed with such awful ratings last season and shoved to Fridays to die), they should consider making the show available online and produce its episodes without having to broadcast them. Hell, even TVD encores do better than this mess. And Also, B&TB is dead too. Hopefully that loser is gone by the winter too. :)

  • sally

    I watch Blue Bloods and Hawaii 50,i cant stand Shark Tank

  • Dan S

    @Bradley, early next year after the Olympics NBC already has Crossbones penciled in at 10pm. I’m guessing it’s not appropriate for 8pm but neither is Revolution.

  • Shepherd

    TCD is what it is. 0.3 is not good, even for a Friday, but 0.2-0.3 is good enough for the CW to fill their schedule until spring. It did beat Katy. :lol:

    No surprise with Grimm but I’m very surprised Dracula matched Grimm. I didn’t think people would stay in on Friday for Dracula; way off! 10pm seems way up overall.

    Is that good for Simpson repeats on a Friday??

  • Rya

    not sure about that
    If TCD can’t go over 1 million same with Batb both shows are dead :(

  • Percy

    Go Grimm and Hawaii Five-0!!!

  • Shiro

    TCD got renewed because The Selection 2.0 pilot is terrible. Both of them are the last series to consider to be part of theCW this season. If TS2.0 pilot is great, there no way TCD will be renewed.

  • JJF

    So much for The Neighbors bringing down the night. Shark Tank seems to have done a bit better with a rerun as a leadin. (The Neighbors and LMS actually seem to have repeated fairly well, all things considered.)

    Interesting start for Dracula.

  • Chase

    What is everyone freaking out about? TCD premiered the same as Beast and it is on Friday night. I love Nikita but nikita didn’t do much better in this time slot last year and even had a couple of .2, I think if they put TCD on Monday after HoD it could go back up a tenth or two and be above a million viewers. Beauty and the beast would be doing much worse in Carries times lot so I don’t think the cw is that disappointed

  • KarenM

    I liked Dracula but as a say it’ll fall and being stuck on Friday will evenutally hurt it.

  • Nick

    Don’t know if the Carrie Diaries did good or bad, it was the number 1 show for The CW yesterday and America’s Next Top Model always get a 0.4 in their demo so TCD it’s not that far from ANTM

  • were123

    Limited series are just 13 episodes per season, not one season and done. That’s why Sleepy Hollow and The Following were renewed for shortened 2nd seasons; they are limited series, but only in the sense that they have no more than 13-15 episodes a season. The same goes for OUAT in Wonderland, which would have no more than 13 episodes; should the ratings have been good, it would have been renewed for another 13 episodes season.
    Another example is summer hit “Under the Dome”, which got its second season even though it was supposed to be just a single season

  • Diana

    Great for Grimm and Dracula !!!!
    So H50 has the biggest lead in of any 9 pm show but it drops to 3rd in the slot. And fox was a rerun. Some call that “solid”. I call that being the big loser of the slot.

  • Michael

    This is just embarrassing- Grimm and Dracula beat NBC’s entire Wednesday and Thursday lineup.

  • S

    Ugh I do not believe HOD & TCD have the same audience; I hate being told I must like TCD because I’m a HOD fan.
    Would rather have batb at 8 on Friday as it would be compatible w my Grimm/Dracula night.
    Loved Dracula – good fun.

  • Mon

    ragincajun is a loser. Really, resort to half-hours? Hahahaha!

  • HeadlessHorseman (formerly JacobYates)

    ANTM is a cheap reality show. TCD doesn’t cost much, but it’s far more expensive than ANTM. TCD has nowhere to go but down from here. It’ll be hitting .1 before long.

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