TV Ratings Friday: 'Bones', 'The Carrie Diaries', 'Grimm' & 'Dracula' Rise + 'Shark Tank' Matches Season High

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December 7th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.4/4 1.4/4 1.2/4 1.2/4 1.0/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.0/4 0.9/3 0.7/2 0.9/3 0.9/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.950 5.826 5.689 4.587 2.828 0.900


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

On ABC, Last Man Standing earned a 1.4, up two tenths from its last original's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. The Neighbors scored a 1.0, up a tenth from the 0.9 adults 18-49 rating it earned two weeks ago. Shark Tank earned a 2.0, up a tenth from its last original's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating and matching a season high.  20/20 notched a 1.1, up two tenths from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Dateline garnered a 1.4, up two tenths from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Grimm earned a 1.6, up three tenths from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Dracula earned a 1.1, up two tenths from last weeks series low 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Bones earned a 1.6, up a tenth from its last original's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Raising Hope earned a 0.8 and a 0.6  at 9PM and at 9:30, up and even respectively from the 0.6 adults 18-49 rating each episode earned last week.

On CBS, the special The Grammy Nomination Concert Live notched a 1.1 among adults 18-49.

On The CW, The Carrie Diaries garnered a 0.4, up a tenth from its last original's  0.3 adults 18-49 rating. Nikita earned a 0.3, up a tenth from  last week's 0.2.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, December 6, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM FOX Bones 1.6 5 6.78
CBS Frosty the Snowman -R 1.6 5 6.85
ABC Last Man Standing 1.4 5 6.34
NBC Dateline 1.4 5 7.30
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.4 1 0.95
8:30PM CBS Yes, Virginia -R 1.4 4 5.65
ABC The Neighbors 1.0 3 4.31
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 2.0 6 7.46
NBC Grimm 1.6 5 6.40
CBS NCIS: LA -R 0.8 3 5.61
FOX Raising Hope 0.8 2 2.66
CW Nikita 0.3 1 0.85
9:30PM FOX Raising Hope 0.6 2 2.09
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.1 3 5.07
NBC Dracula 1.1 3 3.80
CBS The Grammy Nominations Concert Live 1.1 3 5.30

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," 2.4/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.6/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.


  • 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" (1.3/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/3).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).


  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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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  • Matt

    If the viewers stay the same for Grimm thats the highest since the pilot episode.

  • JR

    Bones was safe before the move. If Angel comes back, it will be back. Never got what people were freaking out about. If anything, it’s gotten some new eyes on the show that weren’t going to find it on a much more competitive Monday (where, like last year, it would be bound to see a few 1.9s itself). With CBS not putting out first run shows, it’s probably gotten some new viewers to check it out.

    What I don’t get is the decision to delay Almost Human’s premiere. So quickly after the premiere they went with, you get a sluggish holiday week one week, and then repeat the anchor the next. Not exactly a recipe for success.

    It all depends on the sub-demos Almost Human is pulling. Bones may or may not be able to continue 1.6s on Friday once CBS resumes normal programming, but it should still be an improvement over what was there before. If Almost Human gets 18-34 males, it would probably gladly take 1.8s in the total demo.

    Now Sleepy Hollow’s yearlong slide? That may be something of a concern. Let’s see how it does when it comes back.

  • a p garcia

    Dracula is getting better, but it may be too late for this

  • Jon

    Dracula tied for first! That show has really grown on me and it’s Christian Slater’s best work. I’m still not sure if I want it to continue beyond it’s limited run (I like conclusion) but it’s certainly not an embarrassment.

  • Sarah

    Bones :)

  • Obamacare

    Why didn;t you mention Nikita rising in the title?

  • Dillan

    YAY for TCD! :D

  • Five

    Good for Dracula. :) Hope it doesn’t adjust down.

  • Dahne

    Nice job for everyone. I am especially happy about Grimm. It’s been a great season so far.

  • Percysowner

    Lmao at Nikita. but this show and their fans are so pathetic that they are going to celebrate.

    Actually there is no reason to celebrate, not celebrate or be pilly about the ratings for Nikita. Nikita is ending. The ratings don’t matter, at all. The fans are getting a wrap up and we don’t have to worry about ratings while we watch.

    It is both interesting and sad to note that Nikita matched BATB in the demo and had more actual viewers. Now, the ratings still aren’t good enough for the CW to reconsider canceling the show. They aren’t good enough to gloat over. But we’re not total loons to think Nikita isn’t the weakest show on the CW.

  • ludotv

    Go Grimm Go Bones!

  • Ram510

    Why didn’t CBS put the Grammy concert on after frosty the snowman?

    And why is CBS waiting so late in December to air new episodes of their Tuesday lineup?

  • KC

    LOL @ Bones !!

  • david

    wow everything was up last night. I hope The Carrie Diaries and Nikita dow get adjusted down later.

  • HeadlessHorseman

    Yes, nearly matching Almost Human on Monday is laughable. :roll:

  • David

    Everything seems to have done decently tonight apart from The Neighbors! Nikita’s in its both final season and Raising Hope’s probably done too, but they still rose. Grimm, Bones and Shark Tank all did amazing!

  • David

    *Nikita’s in its final season

  • TV Addict

    Go NBC! Way to get the week sweep! Here’s hoping for an amazing second half of the season!

  • HeadlessHorseman

    Since this wasn’t meant to be its final season, RH did not do decently. It did very poorly actually.

  • tvwatcher

    Grimm did great! :D

    Bones too! :D

    Both episodes were very enjoyable.

    Dracula is doing pretty similar to Deception last season, both shows were OK, it will be interesting to see what NBC does with Dracula.

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