TV Ratings Friday: 'Bones', 'Shark Tank' & 'Raising Hope' Rise + 'Nikita' Premiere Down From Last Year

Categories: ',1-Featured

Written By

November 23rd, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.5/5 1.5/5 1.1/4 1.1/4 1.1/4 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 0.8/3 0.9/4 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.0/4 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 9.44 6.17 5.64 4.02 2.90 0.726


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

On CBS, Undercover Boss (clip show) earned a 1.4, down three tenths from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Five-0 scored a 1.5, down a tenth from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Blue Bloods notched a 1.5, up a tenth from last week's 1.4 among adults 18-49.

On ABC, Last Man Standing matched last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. The Neighbors earned a 0.9, up a tenth from last week's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. Shark Tank earned a 1.8, up a tenth from last week's season low 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. 20/20 notched a 1.6, up three tenths from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Dateline matched last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. The special Where were you the Day JFK Died? earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX,  Bones garnered a 1.5, up three tenths from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Raising Hope earned a 0.9 at 8PM and 0.8 at 8:30, up from from the 0.7 & 0.8 adults 18-49 ratings the pair earned last week.

On The CW, The Carrie Diaries matched last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating. The season premiere of Nikita scored a 0.2, down from last year's 0.3 season premiere rating. Your predictions were too optimistic

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, November 23, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM FOX Bones 1.5 5 5.67
CBS Undercover Boss (clip show) 1.4 5 6.86
ABC Last Man Standing 1.2 4 6.16
NBC Dateline 1.1 4 6.03
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.3 1 0.72
8:30PM ABC The Neighbors 0.9 3 3.97
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 1.8 6 6.90
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.5 5 9.76
NBC Where Were You the Day JFK Died (9-11PM) 1.1 3 5.77
FOX Raising Hope 0.9 3 2.48
CW Nikita -P 0.2 1 0.73
9:30PM FOX Raising Hope 0.8 2 2.25
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.6 5 6.50
CBS Blue Bloods 1.5 5 11.70

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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6 with an encore.


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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" (1.7/5 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 1.0/4 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.

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • Linda E.

    @OriginalRandy: I believe HF-0 started bringing in more guest stars after the first season, to lessen the heavy work load for the core four.

    @Mia: You seem to have a bitter, personal hatred for Alex O’Loughlin. I don’t care why, but it’s pathetic. Get a life !! You know nothing about him. He will not need to depend on HF-0 for a career IMO, and from what he’s implied in interviews, will be perfectly content to move on, when the show ends.

  • thesnowleopard


    It would probably help if Nikita fans didn’t come on here calling the show a TV version of Les Miserables and calling anybody talking about how low the ratings are “haters.”

    Are there good shows that got thrown to the wolves? Sure. I could give you chapter and verse on a former CBC show called “Intelligence” where a lot of its fans believe it was canceled due to politics. It was a great show that continues to be missed and it was made by the same people who did “Da Vinci’s Inquest,” a show that was partly inspired by “Homicide: Life on the Street” and heavily influenced American shows from the CSIs to “The Wire.”

    But most shows don’t fail to catch an audience because of a bad slot or lack of promotion or because they’re ahead of their time or a cult classic. Most are canceled because they’re just not very good. And it never hurts to ask, “Okay, why did this show get canceled?”

    Nikita got plenty of chances. It started off with over three million viewers. It got a retool early on when it started to slip. It got a ton of promotion, especially early on but also in later seasons. It was renewed over another show with very similar ratings and put on Fridays where expectations were lower. It was moved to 9pm and then back to 8pm when it tanked at 9. It got a third season with the network knowing full well that almost guaranteed a fourth. And when its ratings continued to decline the network was forced to make that fourth season really short.

    It didn’t catch an audience. Now, it’s being canceled. That’s just the way of it. And considering all the chances it did get, it’s logical to wonder if that had to do with quality.

  • thesnowleopard



  • Jon

    Newsflash for you Nikita’s right term is not “canceled”. A show that gets renewed at upfronts is not canceled. A show that gets no ending is canceled but a show that gets additional episodes to conclude the show in a proper way the right term is “final season” like it says on the renew/cancel index. No matter if its 4 episodes less than GG. Nikita still got additional episodes to conclude on. Not to mention increased budget for these 6 ep so they could go out big for this show.

    Just in this premiere episode there was a downtown explotion infront of a big building, there were a big jet in the air, there was a shootout at a gas station, they used 15-20 cop cars, they trashed a Black SUV, they used several cameras to film a big scene downtown on a big skyscraper ect..

    I must say you spend an awful lot of time on a show you don’t even watch or have seen lol.

  • Truth


    It appears there’s an impostor masquerading as me. Looks like I have a fan club, how exciting.

    Never you mind though, everything you’ve said is spot on. :)

  • Truth


    “Not to mention increased budget for these 6 ep so they could go out big for this show.”

    Where’s your source? If anything, Warner Bros. cut the budget further to compensate the low-cost license fee CW is paying for those 6 episodes. Believe me, CW is getting these episodes for a bargain. There’s no way they’ll overspend on something they know that they’ll have to reimburse advertisers with make-goods.

    “Just in this premiere episode there was a downtown explotion infront of a big building, there were a big jet in the air, there was a shootout at a gas station, they used 15-20 cop cars, they trashed a Black SUV, they used several cameras to film a big scene downtown on a big skyscraper ect..”

    Okay, and your point is? All of that is achievable on a standard television scale.

    It’s a Warner Bros. produced show for The CW. The production values are no different than say, Arrow. Anything can look good with the right directors and camera tricks.

  • HeadlessHorseman

    Do you have a replacement in mind?

  • Jon

    @ other Jon……now you are just arguing semantics. Nikita for all intent and purposes has already been cancelled. The network chose to allow it a 6 episode run to finish it off. Most shows don’t get that luxury unless your a show such as how I met your mother which had an agreed upon ending this coming may. Had nikitas ratings been better it wouldn’t be in the spot it is in. That being said I have never seen the show but am always amazed at the amount of bitter fighting the show causes on here.

  • Jon

    ……the show was put on the wrong network..
    ….. one of my favorite bongo excuses of all time

  • Jon

    Bingo. Even

  • Mark3

    Wow nikita! Thats the worst ratings ive ever seen!

  • Sam

    I finally watched last episode. Alex is starting to look thinner in each episode. Makes me wonder if he is using again.Another month in drug rehab for him and CBS may decide to cancel the show.

  • anna g

    Well Anna ,
    Remember too the h50 actors are thinking future. They seem to know the ending is close. DDae Kim got a great producer deal contract with CBS. For two years. Seems CBS is keeping him after h50. Scott has the Entourage movie this January.
    Grace P. Is happily on Canada with her baby. So this only leaves Alex with nothing going on for him except H50. He seems the only interested in the show, probably he has no other offers as the rest of the cast and he needs the paycheck.
    Wow and you are still spilling venom. I presume you have a crystal ball that tells you exactly what Alex is being offered? I seriously think you should work on your personal issues instead of attacking an actor that did nothing wrong to you.

  • Tony

    NIKTIA doesn’t deserve these ratings..damn, why people don’t watch it? It’s one of the best action shows ever made

  • Tony

    + it’s a international hit..only in USA it isn’t

  • Adrian

    no, it isn’t. I think it still airs on Warner Channel Asia, where last season it aired on Mondays after Arrow (so I think it *might* be a hit there, or not)
    I believe it was cancelled elsewhere in the world, so no, it is not an international hit.

  • Jon

    To everybody that do not believe that they increased the budget. Read interviews from comic con and the latest interviews with the cast from IGN. They mention they were allowed to go out BIG.

    Tony is right Nikita is an intenational hit and Adrian i would like to see a source for it being canceled everywhere ?
    If not i call your statement Bull….

  • Brandy

    @JJA, it dosent matter who the show.Last BatB,90210 were CBS (I’m not sure about EOMD or Cult).But last season, they “ended”90210& renewed BatB and picked up Reign,SC.(which are CBS)If anything, they’ll do the same,cancel BatB and pick up two CBS pilots.BatB is getting 0.3 & under a million viewers in the fall of its SECOND season.If they renew it for a third full season,they’ll be obligated to renew it for a fourth season for syndication.Noones watching now,who’d watch in syndication?Who buy such a low rated show to syndicate?Its also searilized since they dropped the procedural aspect Mid Season One, and serialized shows are harder to sell into syndication and don’t usually rate well.If Ast at 0.3s infall, how low do think it’ll get in spring and on Fri?If this was BatBs third season, I’d say it’d be renewed but it’s only it’s second.If it goes three or fur season, it’ll be getting 0.1-0.0 by the end. Just because CW hasn’t ended a show after two full seasons dosent mean they won’t.Theyve changed a lot the last three seasons:going from mostly girly shows to males skewing genre and superhero shows, went rom canceling 3shows a season to 4-6(including unscripted),went from premiering 3 new shows a shows a season to 5,went from once having 2new shows on during summer to 3-5 every summer.

  • Melanie

    We watched the Nikita episode yesterday — I thought it was good. I don’t know how much $ has been aloted for these last episodes, but it certainly didn’t look any less expensive — the show has always looked really good with high production values and I was glad to see that the final season is following suit.

    That .2 — the network made the right call.

    So last season, Nikita was getting .4 & .3 regularly. So the CW’s basement is .3?
    So HOD at a steady .4 has a little cushion to fall (especially if it moves to Fridays for a final season). But BATB is already at a .3 and under a million viewers. If they move it to Fridays and it loses 25% of its viewers (which it will – they all lose 25% at least)its going to get .2’s and probably less in the spring. Those international sales, Netflix and what-have-you better be really good — according to Variety, BATB already has the lowest ad revenue on the network. I know that WB works w/ networks to lower license fees when it wants to keep something on the air — like the Mentalist already in stripped syndication, but I haven’t heard that much about CBS doing it.

  • miracle


    Please be careful about what you say. This is how rumors start…

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures