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.


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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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  • sally

    Hawaii 50 and Blue Bloods are great


    I agree Sally – 5-0 and Blue Bloods are great and they’re a great duo on Friday nights !

  • anon

    @theseboardssuck “Dear Dracula, the attention span of the average American viewer is that of a toddler. If you do not fill every second of every minute with an action sequence, they will begin to swing their feet and lose interest.”

    Sadly, you’re probably right. Unfortunately it seems viewers are too used to the type of ‘vampire dramas’ like TVD, The Originals, and True Blood, which have vamps ‘attacking their victims’ within the first 5 minutes of most episodes and/or constantly.

    (To me I prefer the Dracula method of containing most of the violence to certain bits & not showing constant ‘vamping out’, neck biting, bloodsucking, etc.)

  • Noel

    Nooo! Dracula must live! The show is good, is the first NBC show I have ever watched. Pleaseeee adjust up!!! Dracula did good considering the low lead in, it managed to retain a lot of Grimm’s audience.

  • Randy


    Which Randy? There are two of us——

  • Bryan

    Happy about Hawaii Five-0!

  • 728huey

    Dracula’s not doing so good, but considering it’s airing on Friday and equaled the rating for MJF, it’s not going anywhere…yet. But season two looks really iffy right now.

    The two Friday programs I wish were cancelled already are Dateline and 20/20. With all of the serious issues going on in the country, why are the respective news divisions wasting airtime with the glamorized local news murder story of the week or Hollywood fluff pieces? Then again, NBC did try to get serious with Rock Center, but we know how that turned out.

  • JJF

    I still laugh at the bitter MCers who think that MC would be doing any better in this slot. I understand legitimate comparisons but this is ridiculous. lol

    ABC Friday needs something new. ST should probably be at 8 to lead into something next season.

  • HeadlessHorseman

    Okay, I could have sworn there was a post by a Randy right above my comment about how stupid the post was and now it’s gone. His post was something about Grimm tanking hard and how it would go much lower soon so I directed him to @omabin’s post and now his comment is gone. And that’s the second time that’s happened to me in the past week. If that wasn’t your comment, then don’t worry about it .

    Also if you share a name with another poster, change your name to something like, RandyA or Randy1. Then you won’t be confused with the other poster, especially if that poster has been posting stupid comments.

  • HeadlessHorseman

    Exactly! Comparing MC numbers last with Neighbors numbers this year is comparing apples to oranges. MC would be on Neighbors level this year, give or take a tenth.

  • HalCapone

    Your post made me laugh.

  • Randy

    That wasn’t me. I posted 2 times;


    Grimm drops a bit from last season. Is it dragged down by Sleepy Hollow’s repeats?

    That is an excellent point. Those 2 shows attract the same genre fans. I love those kind of shows. It will be interesting to see what happens when FOX switches to its comedies next week. Then we would have 3 different kinds of shows on together.

    Also wanted to say that Shark Tank continues to impress. I don’t watch it (not into those kind of shows) but they are the show that never varies and always wins the night.

    Headless, the best way to comment on a post so there is no confusion as to what you are referring to (because even if there was one Randy they could put up various posts) is to copy and paste the post you are referring to and then comment on it underneath. :-)

  • Maria

    No sure H50 will make it. It is getting the same numbers as CSI NY last season and CBS canceled this show.
    I can see CBS keeping TGW instead. Just this last week Les Moonves was bragging about how well NCIS LA and TGW were doing on syndication. No word about h50. CBS has tons of procedurals as H50 but no non procedurals other than TGW

  • Maria

    I think CBS was hoping H50 to improve CSI NY numbers and give a stronger lead in to BB. It has not happeened. I don’t see CBS happy with that 1.4 .
    A 1.4 didn’t save CSI NY .

  • Percy


    You have to remember though when CBS cancelled CSI NY, all of there dramas were doing a lot better. Hawaii Five-0s 1.4 looks good on CBS this year.

    Hostages is getting a 1.1, on Mondays

    Elementary is getting a 1.8, on Thursdays

    CSI is getting a 1.7 on Wednesdays

    Criminal Minds got a 2.4 on Wednesdays as well

    the mentalist is getting a 1.3 and the good wife is getting a 1.2.

    Both NCIS’S are down this year.

    CBS is not going to cancel Hawaii Five-0

    They will probably cancel, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, Hostages and Intelligence if it doesn’t do well. They wont cancel Hawaii Five-0

    CBS cant afford to cancel Hawaii Five-0. and

    Usually all

  • Bored Now


    “Sadly, you’re probably right. Unfortunately it seems viewers are too used to the type of ‘vampire dramas’ like TVD, The Originals, and True Blood, which have vamps ‘attacking their victims’ within the first 5 minutes of most episodes and/or constantly.”

    I think that’s being slightly unfair to the audience overall. Not everyone is basing this opinion on a comparison to other vampire shows. I’m all for story over action, just as long as the story is interesting. For me, this version of Dracula is lacking something.

    It’s almost as if I’m struggling to identify the character as Dracula. I’d be happy to accept a vampire and a hunter teaming up to take down an ancient secret society using a new form of energy and financial warfare as the chosen form of attack if it was just any old vampire and hunter combo but this is Dracula and Van Helsing. I’ve no problem with re-imagining a concept but for me this show has sucked the life out of the basic nature of the story and the characters, and as such I struggle to recognise it. Couple that with the writing being somewhat lacklustre and you have a show that fails to hold my attention. And I’m a massive Dracula fan, which should say something.

  • K


    Masterchef Jr is a quality show with very smart in the kitchen young people, without all the bickering and fighting as compared to X factor.

  • K

    H50 is drawing the viewers partly to see when Danno and McGarrett finally hook up and become a couple. It’s hardly a secret on this show.

  • Jon

    The popularity of shark tank continues to astound me.

  • Theseboardssuck

    @Jon me too! There’s no way I’d spend my Friday nights watching someone pitch an idea to someoneelse

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