TV Ratings Friday: 'Grimm' and 'Raising Hope' Down, 'Dracula ' & 'Nikita' Flat as 'Garth Brooks: Live From Las Vegas' Wins Night

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November 30th, 2013

Grimm November 29

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.4/4 1.2/4 1.1/4 0.9/3 0.6/2 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.0/4 0.8/3 0.7/3 0.8/3 0.5/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.724 5.116 5.226 2.453 2.297 1.058


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

On CBS, Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas earned a 0.4 down 60 percent from a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating on November 23, 2012. The Elf on the Shelf scored a 0.6 down 63 percent from a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating on December 14, 2012. The special Garth Brooks: Live in Las Vegas notched a 1.8 among adults 18-49.

On ABC, How the Grinch Stole Christmas earned a 1.5 down 38 percent from a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Shrek the Halls scored a 1.5 down 40 percent from a 2.5  adults 18-49 rating on November 27, 2012.  20/20 notched a 0.9 down 44 percent from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Dateline garnered a 1.2 up 9 percent from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Grimm earned a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating down 19 percent from a 1.6 for its most recent episode. Dracula matched the series low 0.9 adults 18-49 rating of its most recent episode, two weeks ago.

On FOX, Raising Hope earned a0.6  at 8PM and at 8:30, down 25 percent from the 0.8 adults 18-49 rating each episode earned last week.

On The CW, Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer garnered a 0.4 down 20 percent from last year's 0.5 adults 18-49 rating on November 23, 2012. Nikita matched  last week's 0.2. Your predictions were accurate.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, November 29, 2013

Time  Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 ABC Dr. Seuss's How The Grinch Stole Christmas - R 1.5/4 5.86
NBC Dateline 1.2/4 7.19
FOX Bones - R 0.6/2 2.90
CBS Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas - R 0.4/2 2.31
CW Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer - R 0.4/1 1.23
8:30 ABC Shrek the Halls - R 1.5/6 5.37
CBS The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story - R 0.6/2 3.05
9:00 CBS Garth Brooks Live From Las Vegas (9-11PM) 1.8/6 8.75
NBC Grimm 1.3/4 5.66
ABC Shark Tank - R 1.2/4 4.70
FOX Raising Hope 0.6/2 1.75
CW Nikita 0.2/1 0.88
9:30 FOX Raising Hope 0.6/2 1.63
10:00 ABC 20/20 0.9/3 5.04
NBC Dracula 0.9/3 2.83

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," 2.3/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.6/2 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 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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  • steven

    You’re a high one, Mr. Grinch.

  • Valentin

    I just want Nikita to be higher when the series finale will air. A la Gossip Girl Series Finale.

  • Martin C

    Hey , I just realized that only 7 percent of the US population is actually watching the networks

  • Matt M.

    CBS did NOT average a 1.8 for the night. O.4 + 1.8 / 2 = 2.2 / 2 = 1.1. Therefore, CBS averaged a 1.1 18-49 demo rating for the night, not a 1.4. CBS tied for second place with NBC.

    ABC placed first for the night, averaging a 1.275 18-49 demo rating, which would then be a 1.3 average for the night, therefore placing #1 for the night in 18-49.

  • John A

    Was hoping Nikita would go down. CW are happy with it i guess.

  • Matt M.

    CBS id not average a 1.4 overall and was NOT the #1 network in 18-49. The 2 programs on CBS averaged a 0.4 and a 1.8. 0.4 + 1.8 = 2.2 / 2 = 1.1. CBS averaged a 1.1 18-49 demo rating for the night, not a 1.4. Therefore, CBS tied for #2 in 18-49 with NBC, both averaging a 1.1 demo rating overall.

    ABC placed first for the night with a 1.275 demo, which virtually rounds up to a 1.3. Therefore, ABC was the #1 network of the night in 18-49, NOT CBS.

  • JR35

    Those CBS specials premiered last year? Then the drop-offs aren’t too surprising.

    The “Reindeer” special on CW rates higher than a lot of the original programming.

  • rob60990

    @Matt M, thats not how u find the average. You should have learned that in 6th grade.

  • Matt M.

    CORRECTION, CBS actually averaged a 0.93 demo rating for the night, placing 3rd for the night in 18-49.

  • pink

    It’s good to see crap like Nikita at the very bottom of the ratings.It just shows most of the tv viewing audience knows what a stupid show it is and goes out of their way to avoid it!LOL!

  • Matt M.

    @rob60990 I’m not delinquent. To find the average, you add up all quantities and divide by the number of quantities you added together. Thank you.

  • Chel

    @John A

    The CW don’t care about the ratings, they already got the $$ from Netflix.

  • Tam

    Matt M – you’re forgerting the 1.8 show lasted two hours and should be counted twice. Re-do your math now.

  • Katiebug

    UNI did better than FOX – Ouch!

  • rob60990

    @Matt you cant add 2 hours plus an hour. Thats not even. If u add each half hour separately for each network u will see.

  • Michelle

    @Matt M-
    I believe you take the average of the programs in half hours. The Garth concert ratings were a 1.4, 1.8, 2, and 2. Then add in the .4 and .6 and divide by 6 to get an average nightly rating. I think that is how they come up with the 1.4. I come up with a 1.36 but I guess the rounding makes it a 1.4. I may be wrong and someone will correct me if I am, but I thought that was how they calculated the network averages.

  • Matt M.

    Sorry all, didn’t include the half hours. Didn’t see them till now.

  • tvwatcher

    Grimm was so much fun last night! Still very odd of NBC to air a new episode in the middle of the Thanksgiving break. Hope it gets adjusted up a point.

  • HalCapone

    Girth matters.

  • Sparky

    Last nights Dracula was the best episode so far. I was about ready to give up on it before this, hopefully it can maintain this momentum until the end of the season.

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