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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  • Charmed

    TCD isn’t that bad compared to Nikita’s 0.2, and it isn’t doing much worse than it was on Monday, and it’s doing better than BATB. If they switched slots it could help both of them.

  • Heather

    @Mike 1 UB demo was better than H50 but H50 had more viewers, flip BB & H50 would be stupid, H50 had better demo than BB. BB is retaining H50 viewers which is adding to their numbers. I think H50 & BB are a perfect fit. We’ll just have to see how it plays out in the coming weeks won’t we.

  • RJ

    NBC’s first victory on a non-football or -Voice night, and it’s a Friday. And its 18-49 rating all night was higher than on Wednesday or Thursday. Really sad.

  • Robsten_Fan

    Go Carrie! :D :D

  • RJ

    Solid numbers for both Grimm and Dracula, though. Even on a non-Friday night those would be good by NBC standards, but on a Friday night they’re even good by general standards.

  • Sal

    There was alot of hype for TCD last night and 0.84 with 0.3 adults thats bad, but its not a suprise (for a friday night) on the cw :(

  • skyfi

    Carrie Diaries is out. Reign is out. TTP is out. Nikita is out. Also 1 or 2 midseason shows are out. So we already have 6 free spots for new shows.

    Haters, just accept it: BatB is safe…

  • Ronald

    TCD did as expected being ona friday and in th CW how much did Nikita got last season¿? i think it was the same rigth¿?

    i just hopw that goes up next week cause if not is going to be a meal for the bear

  • rob

    Was doubtful for Dracula, but watched. I loved it!

  • Edward

    I suspect NBC is cheering that they won Mon, Tues, Fri and will win Sun. Any other network winning four nights this week?

  • tvwatcher

    I’m very happy at the Grimm and Dracula ratings, though I will confess that I wanted a 2.0 for Grimm! But quite apart from ratings, Friday nights have now become the best night to watch TV for me! It was a lot of fun last night. Grimm was action-packed and on fire and Dracula followed right in its footsteps.

    Whatever NBC is doing for Fridays, why can’t it apply that to Tuesdays-Thursdays?

  • Dan

    Goodbye Carrie Diaries, I expect the final episode to air January 24.

  • Jon

    What are you yapping about Nikita got 0.4 when it moved to 8pm at this time. When it hit 0.2 was pre-emptions all over for Boston bomber chase

  • rob60990

    Anyone who expected The Carrie Diaries to do well is a moron.

    Very solid ratings for Dracula and Grimm. Will see how it holds up in coming weeks.

    Did not expect Shark Tank to rise like that considering repeat lead-in.

  • Shiro

    its true Nikita got 0.2 for last year premiere. but it mostly got 0.5, 0.4

  • Mark

    With numbers like the CW is getting maybe they will renew Cult. lol

  • POIFanatic

    Its a damn shame really. I’ve discovered that Carrie Diaries is surprisingly a very good show.

  • Jon

    If you think BatB is safe with 0.3 on a monday then you know nothing about ratings.

  • A

    I have a feeling that in January Beauty and the Beast will be paired with The Carrie Diaries, and they’ll either being back Whose Line early and place it before Hart of Dixie or they’ll put a new show after Hart of Dixie.

  • David Howell

    Dracula got some sampling at least. Week 2 is going to be a very interesting number.

    TCD ought to be bearchow given that the network now has half an acceptable lineup, but most of those shows aren’t doing well in ad rates relative to their ratings if the AdAge survey is any guide, and Dawn’s rich kid soaps did…

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