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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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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  • MeAndMrsJones

    Ashamed to say I’m rooting against Dracula. I’m still hoping it fails.

  • Nick

    I hate to sound bitter but if they gave Nikita a final 6 episodes just because (it’s still not enough for proper syndication) with these atrocious ratings, I don’t understand why they couldn’t have done it for 90210. 90210’S ratings couldn’t have gotten much worse. They would have actually probably been better but what’s past is past.

  • Katie

    Count me in as someone who enjoys Dracula now. I don’t know when it happened maybe around the third episode? But the show became enjoyable. Sure its not got the shock value of Vampire Diaries or The Originals but last night was really enjoyable, actually it was a bit gruesome. Sometimes I wonder how the show would have done on cable where there is so much more potential.

  • Jon

    @David…was raising hope ever really funny to begin with. The only reason it was renewed was for a 4th season for syndication purposes

  • Jon

    @meandmrmeandmrsjones….Dracula has already failed.

  • Katie

    I bet to differ Jon, imo Raising Hope is the funniest sitcom on FOX especially compared to Brooklyn 99 and Dads.

  • david

    Wow the CBS holiday specials rated bad but the country concert made up for that the rest of the night.

  • Nick

    Raising Hope is still and has always been hilarious. Ratings and Quality are not always corralated.

  • Dee

    Just to be mean, CBS should have gotten ahold of the old John Denver/Muppets Christmas special and aired it in the 8:00 slot Friday. They would have dominated the whole night and put that Lady Gaggag travesty to shame.

  • Avery

    Grandma doing better than TCD…

  • World Picker

    Girth Brooks.

  • KC

    Raising Hope is the only show I laugh out loud at.

  • Dave


    In 2010;
    SMALLVILLE had a farewell season

    One Tree Hill


    It was Nikita(Friday) VS 9O21O and based on their ratings, Nikita won the battle for the final wrap up :D

    Besides, 90210 rated HORRIBLE for its series finale. In fact, more people tuned in for the retrospective than they did for the actual final episode. Which btw, is beyond sad as both One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl rated MUCH better with their final episodes rather than their retrospective episodes.

  • Dave


    But on a professional business level, Nikita got that wrap up so they could make a profit via Netflix, HULU, etc.

    9O21O had already reached 100+ episodes so more episodes were unnecessary.

  • Edward

    The Garth special did really good! For a Friday night on a holiday weekend. You might’ve got 11-12 mill if not for a holiday…..

  • Joseph A

    Garth Brooks was a really really good show last night ,

    If you missed it you can stream it via the CBS.com website , just select CBS Shows , (Garth) and your good to go to watch the 2hr show via stream ,, was a great show

  • Tim

    Finally CBS knows how to win at 9 PM. A 1.8 is what h50 should be getting there if the show was not a dud.

  • Jon

    @Katie…..there are funnier shows on public access Tv than dads and Brooklyn 99. You are right raising hope is better but its still like asking someone if they would rather have a smelly sock or a smelly shoe. For the most part fox sitcoms fail to bring the funny. New girl being the only exception and even the quality of that show has been disappointing lately

  • Jon

    @Tim…..11 million people would probably disagree with you about blue bloods. Its a quality show it just happens to be on at a time when more older viewers are home. Put it on at lets say weds at 9 I’m sure it would do 2.5

  • HalCapone

    Looking at last year’s ratings, it looks like a bad choice for ABC and CBS to have run their annual Christmas cartoons on the Friday after turkey day–40-60%+ declines is awful. I know they usually run these Christmas favorites more than once before Christmas so it will be interesting to see how much they increase.

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