TV Ratings Friday: 'Bones' Falls in New Timeslot, 'Raising Hope' Returns Low, 'Grimm', 'Hawaii Five-0' & 'The Carrie Diaries' Up, 'Dracula' Flat

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November 16th, 2013

Bones November 15

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.5/5 1.4/5 1.3/5 1.2/4 1.0/3 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 0.9/4 1.2/5 0.9/4 0.8/3 0.8/3 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 9.957 3.748 6.016 4.850 3.659 1.047



CBS was number one in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On ABC, Last Man Standing earned a 1.3 down 7 percent from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. The Neighbors scored a 0.9 down 10 percent from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Shark Tank tied it season low with a 1.7 down 15 percent from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. 20/20 notched a 1.3 down 7 percent from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Undercover Boss earned a 1.6 down 11 percent from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Five-0 scored a 1.5 up 7 percent from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Blue Bloods notched a 1.4 up 8 percent from last week's 1.3 among adults 18-49.

On NBC, Dateline garnered a 1.1 up 10 percent from last week’s 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Grimm earned a 1.5 up 15 percent from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Dracula matched last week's series low 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, the timeslot premiere of Bones garnered a 1.2 down 40 percent from Monday’s 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. The season premiere of Raising Hope earned a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating, as did the second episode at 8:30PM, down 59 percent from a 1.7 for the previous season premiere and down 42 percent from a 1.2 for the previous season finale. Your predictions were far too optimistic

On The CW, The Carrie Diaries earned a 0.4 up 33 percent from last week’s 0.3 adults 18-49 rating. The season finale of America’s Next Top Model scored a 0.5 up 25 percent from last week’s 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, November 15, 2013

Time  Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Milions)
8:00 CBS Undercover Boss 1.6/6 8.55
ABC Last Man Standing 1.3/5 6.31
FOX Bones 1.2/4 5.13
NBC Dateline 1.1/4 5.85
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.4/1 0.81
8:30 ABC The Neighbors 0.9/3 4.15
9:00 ABC Shark Tank 1.7/5 6.41
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.5/5 9.72
NBC Grimm 1.5/5 5.74
FOX Raising Hope (Season Premiere) 0.7/2 2.35
CW America's Next Top Model (Season Finale) 0.5/2 1.28
9:30 FOX Raising Hope 0.7/2 2.02
10:00 CBS Blue Bloods 1.4/4 11.60
ABC 20/20 1.3/4 6.41
NBC Dracula 0.9/3 2.96

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," 2.8/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4 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 0.5/3 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).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 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 0.3/2 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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  • HeadlessHorseman

    No Raising Hope. :(

    Fox needs to move Dads to Fridays and if Almost Human to Fridays if it flops. Then Bones is back on Monday and Raising Hope is back on Tuesdays.

  • s0303

    yikes! i didn’t think bones would fall that much. i thought it had enough of a fan base to follow it to get a 1.5…and raising hope is close to cw numbers…dumb move fox…

    good rebound for grimm…

    cw is having a good week…still not good numbers, but it’s up…i think about everything went up this week but mondays and ttp…

  • Esdru

    YAY for Blue Bloods!!!!

  • Jon

    Are you serious. Noway will TCD be renewed with those ratings with only 26 episodes produced

  • CrimTV

    You guys should stop bashing Fox about this. Who knows? This move could and should have worked, due to the loyal fanbase! Fox did not know that it would backfire.

  • marcos

    when Fox will come to realize nothing scripted ever works for them on fridays?

  • JJ

    Raising Hope should have never been renewed. Those ratings are pretty pathetic especially for a premiere.

  • Dan S

    This is much worst than I could have imagined for Fox on Fri. Even Fringe did better than RH did last night & moving Bones to Fri was a boneheaded move. They should’ve moved X-Factor & Glee to Fri instead.

  • CrimTV


    when Fox will come to realize nothing scripted ever works for them on fridays?

    There’s no reason why Bones shouldn’t have worked though. It’s not like they were premiering a new show or a show without a steady audience. Bones has a steady, loyal fanbase so this is the best they could have done. Hopefully next week everyone will realise it’s on a Friday.

  • Krystaaal

    What was the point of moving Bones to Friday when over 8 of their other shows are already close to a 1.2 on a week night!? Do Fox actually want a reason to cancel it?

  • John A

    I thought Bones would easily do a 1.5 at least. Its meant to have a passionate fanbase afterall. Lol at Raising Hope.

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    Everything depends on if Almost Human bombs. If it has a lackluster Sunday sampling and bombs on Monday, Bones will be back.
    I really feel bad for Raising Hope, those are ‘Til Death burn off ratings.
    I feel even more bad for the yet to air Enlisted. It has no chance with a .7 lead in

  • rob60990

    The Neighbors back below a 1 where it belongs yet again causing ABC not to win the night.

    FOX is run by absolute morons. They were in no position at all to move Bones to Friday with X Factor, Glee, and Animation all tanking. Sleepy Hollow is modest at best.

  • Ed B


    I actually am psychic.
    Nikita almost always used to adjust down so TCD will follow in Nikitia’s footsteps.

    BATB has way more competition on Mondays and does way better online than TCD and HoD. Plus the DVR ratings are increased 100% every week for BATB. The CW looks at those figures too and it actually is more important than the dated Nielsen TV ratings system.


  • CrimTV


    Glee/X Factor would probably hit 0.6-1.0 ratings on Fridays as their core audience are the ones who are more likely to be out on Friday nights. And since when have the Animations been tanking?

  • EDC


    Yeah, a random move in the middle of November, after their fans are finally used to watching Bones on a steady night for more than one season. Sure, makes perfect sense. Not everyone is online fans. Plus, they just had an episode on Monday. Most regular fans would’ve even guess it would be on Friday too.

    If Fox was dead set on moving Bones to Fridays, they should’ve at least waited until mid-season.

  • HalCapone

    Reviews for Fox’ Almost Human are pretty stinky which could translate to even stinkier ratings for the Sleepy Hollow network.

  • heather

    Happy to see Hawaii Five-0, Grimm and Blue Bloods holding steady. CBS wins in total viewers again :)

  • Ram510

    I think it’s so funny that all those people actually thought RH would be over a 1.0 when it could barely manage that on Tuesdays. RH got exactly what was expected.

  • CrimTV


    A show in it’s 9th season should be able to handle a move to another timeslot. Yes I get that it’s Friday but it’s an established show.

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