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.

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  • POIFanatic

    @Shiro: It mostly got 0.3 a lot. A highly rare 0.5 once or twice.

  • Me


    ANTM is the cheapest show they have and the syndication deals are off the charts. TCD doesn’t even have more than 20 eps by now.

    As such the bear will have a fancy ol fashioned horse dinner. ;)

  • Lyla

    The vampire diaries: renewed
    Arrow renewed
    The tommorow people: renewed (gets cancelled if it goes under a .5)
    Reign: ( If the show doesnt go under 1.6 mill and 0.4 it probably will get renewed or possibly cancelled
    SPN renewed
    Nikita final season
    HoD syndication so renewed but it has dropped from seasons 1 and 2
    The originals renewed
    TCD if it doesnt go above 1 million or 0.4+ it will be certain cancellation
    Batb is dead. Deal with it beasties

  • Jon

    It got over a million viewers most of time also and it also got a few 0.4’s

  • Mark


    The biggest strike against ATNM is the parent companies of the the CW(CBS and WB) don’t produce the show. The CW is basically used as a loss leader for those parent companies to make money in other areas with shows they produce

    It’s a big reason the CW dumped it’s top rated show like 6 year ago(WWe Smackdown)

  • Charmed

    Hey, at least TCD can say it’s on Friday, BATB has no excuse

  • Anna g

    You have a very short memory. Two weeks ago UB had demo 1.3 and H50 had 1.5. Now the show didn’t drop from last week despite Grimm premiere, it even in increased total viewership. Not bad for a “loser” :)

  • sylvie

    CBS cancelled CSI NY for H05 , it’s a joke , last year CSI NY did better than H05 this year

  • Avery

    TCD would’ve done the same in any other night, lol.


    Hawaii 50 is a solid Friday popcorn hit. CBS Fridays aren’t bad they are doing very well. Shark Tank is a Friday night hit. They need to cancel neighbors it’s bombing on this night.

  • Lyla

    Anything paired with Hart of dixie is dead.

  • Charmed

    TCD didn’t have a lot of promotion. I don’t live in USA so I can’t say about trailers but it didn’t have a DVD release, no promo poster until a few weeks ago, and no trailer online until a few weeks ago

  • Lyla

    Hart of dixie killed cult and Batb

  • Mark

    I personally think the Cw should switch BaTB and Carrie Diares. I think BatB might benefit from lack of competition(for it’s genre) Friday’s at 8PM

  • Ronald

    @charmed IKR BaTB has no excuse, the show it`s on a regular nigth and it`s doing awfull, TCD it`s on fridays where everything that CW puts there dies slowly except if your name is ANTM… If TCD goes down BaTB goes down as well!


    @ DIANA

    What is your problem?

    You are such a negative and nasty person that it is truly pathetic!

    You don’t like 5-0 – EVERYONE GETS IT YOU FOOL!

    It was the 2nd highest VIEWED show of the night and did not drop in demo despite all the boasting from you and other ‘haters’ that it would flop

    I UNLIKE YOU will not trash Grimm and I’m glad it did well and that IT’S VIEWERS LIKE IT!

    All you do is trash 5-0 week after week —- you are a pitiful soul

  • Diana


    H50 was third in the time slot !! Only a fox rerun and the cw did worse than h50.
    That’s a loser.
    Calling that solid or steady is a big joke. Third in the slot , loser.

  • Shawna

    Great for Grimm! The headline is wrong, though. Grimm’s Friday premiere last year got a 1.6, so it’s actually up from that.

  • Charmed

    CBS should bring back Ghost Whisperer (please :D)

  • Anna g

    Those trolls who were writing Grimm would “crash” H50 now have to change their song to something like:
    – CSI did better last year or
    – it wastes UB lead in

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