TV Ratings Friday: 'MasterChef Junior' Rises, 'Shark Tank' Steady + 'Grimm' & 'Dracula' Fall

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November 9th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.5/5 1.5/5 1.1/4 1.0/3 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 9.899 6.197 4.503 3.037 0.927

ABC and CBS tied for number one in adults 18-49 but CBS won with total viewers.

On ABC,  Last Man Standing matched last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. The Neighbors earned a 1.1, up a tenth from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Shark Tank matched  last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating   20/20 notched a 1.4, down a tenth from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Undercover Boss earned a 1.8, up four tenths from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Five-0 scored a 1.4, up a tenth from last week's 1.3  adults 18-49 rating. Blue Bloods earned a 1.3, up a tenth from last week's 1.2 among adults 18-49.

On NBC, Dateline garnered a 1.0, down three tenths from its last Friday original's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Grimm earned a 1.3, down two tenths from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Dracula scored a 1.0, down three tenths from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too optimistic

On FOX, the finale of  MasterChef Junior scored a 1.5, up two tenths from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW,  The Carrie Diaries matched last week’s 0.3. America’s Next Top Model earned a 0.4 adults 18-49 , even with last week.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, November 8, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM CBS Undercover Boss 1.8 6 9.34
FOX MasterChef Jr 1.5 5 4.21
ABC Last Man Standing 1.4 5 6.18
NBC Dateline 1.0 4 5.60
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.3 1 0.80
8:30PM ABC The Neighbors 1.1 4 4.55
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 2.0 6 7.25
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.4 5 9.39
NBC Grimm 1.3 4 4.94
FOX Sleepy Hollow -R 0.6 2 1.86
CW America's Next Top Model 0.4 1 1.05
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.4 5 5.98
CBS Blue Bloods 1.3 4 10.98
NBC Dracula 1.0 3 2.99

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," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; 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; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4 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 0.4/3 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" (1.3/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).


  • 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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  • Matt M.

    Last Man Standing steady, very good. It is a guaranteed renewal, as syndication is right around the corner for it. I can easily see it syndicated on networks such as ABCFamily, TVLand, NAN… LMS has been very steady above 6 million and in the 1.3-1.5 area. Good for a Friday scripted show. LMS was #1 Scripted Show on Friday Night! :)

    Eh, for The Neighbors. Back in the Game should be in that slot.

    Amazing for SharkTank! Scored over 7 million viewers for the third straight week, plus #1 show on Friday Night. Probably the most successful ABC reality show to date, (in growth).

    ABC won the night again fair-and-square. :D

  • Me

    In perspective, ANTM is doing way better than The CW’s flop shows aka B&TB. :)
    Hope Jourdan wins!

  • Michael

    @Pepper- I’d say that Parenthood is the drama in most danger of cancellation, but you’re right, it isn’t Grimm.

  • Ronald

    TCD steady for 3 weeks and ANTM doing the same as always both shows have a little loyal audience i like that

  • Jon

    Why is Grimm dropping?

  • stevie

    yay sleepy :)

  • Valentin

    What CW should do next year!

    Monday :
    8/7c : New Drama
    9/8c : Star-Crossed orThe Tomorrow People

    Tuesday :
    8/7c : The Originals
    9/8c : Supernatural

    Wednesday :
    8/7c : Arrow
    9/8c : New Drama

    Thursday :
    8/7c : The Vampire Diaries
    9/8c : New Drama

    Friday :
    8/7c : Hart of Dixie
    9/8c : The Carrie Diaries (13 episodes) / ANTM

  • Jon

    Ok now calm down. After reading this thread I was stunned to read how many people are predicting Grimm’s demise. Its one low week. Even if it never scored higher than 1.3 the rest of the year it would get renewed. Other than the voice or blacklist there isn’t any other Nbc show that could do better on fri. Grimm isn’t going anywhere

  • Justin121

    Grimm still did good (my bar for it is 1.3).

    Dracula did OK for a new NBC show on Friday, but it’ll take more than that to morivate NBC to pick it up for a season 2.

    MasterChef beat X-Factor :D

    CBS couldn’t ask for more than what this line-up is delivering. I see them sticking with it next season (hence The Mentalist is the obvious cancellation).

  • ragincajun

    Ha! Ha!

    Grimm lost to H50, and Blue Bloods tied it in the demo!!

    The show sucks now. It was good when it first started when it was a procedural using fairy tale characters as the criminals, but now that it’s focusing on all of this serial Royals crap, it’s becoming as stupid as that Once Upon a Time junk.

  • JJA

    I bet “The Carrie Diaries” will be back, despite the conventional wisdom that says otherwise.

  • Joseph A

    I have little issue with how any of the shows performed with the exception of Dracula ,

    The 1st episode had some issue but looked great ,
    2nd episode was far better then the 1st
    going to stream the 3rd episode today

    NBC bought 10 episodes at $2+ Million each, so with an investment that is probably around $25 Million for 10 episodes this was a horrible time slot for such a large investment.

    I would have put this at 10pm on Wednesday up against CSI & Nashville

  • JR35

    Shark Tank continues to reign supreme. Barbara was getting on Lori again, saying she was about to make a “stupid” deal before Mr. Wonderful jumped in and partnered with her. Love it when the two ladies are on.

  • Randy

    I currently do not watch anything on Fridays (this will change next week when Raising Hope finally returns). So I mainly read this thread to laugh at all the crazies. The ones that got the most laughs were the ones freaking out about H50’s typo when the article was first posted. No reason to get butthurt people. It was obvious it was wrong so why freak out?

  • Jami

    Revolution has a strong chance at renewal, especially since NBC moved it to Wednesday’s against strong competition.
    I guess will see what happens. If Nbc orders an episode reduction hear soon, then it is definitely not getting renewed.
    I am not advocating for CBS, but at least CBS is smart enough to allow some of their low rated shows to live. NBC needs to keep Revolution if they can maintain the demo and viewers. NBC needs to take a page out of CBS playbook.

  • Alan

    At least CW is being stable! Go TCD and ANTM!

  • Can’t remember

    @ Joseph A where do you get your information of NBC dropping 2+mil an Ep on Dracula?

  • Billiam

    Ouch, Dracula… Total viewers suck too. It will be cancelled, unfortunately. I’m less worried about Grimm. As proven last season, they can move Grimm to another night and it will do the same or better.

  • Tessa

    I tried to watch Dracula. It was like a mix between The Tudors and Sleepy Hollow both of which I liked. But the show is so boring and the characters so chatty I got tired of it really fast. It had too much of everyone standing in a room explaining things to each other. I didn’t even finish episode two because I realized I didn’t give a damn about the protagonist or his enemies; neither had impressed me in the short time I had seen them.

  • Dahne

    @Tessa – I agree with your summation abotu Dracula but I think it is more Hannibal than Sleepy Hollow, especially with the sluggish pace and focus on visuals.

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