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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  • Russell

    NBC’s Dracula is dead. It will not see a second season. It still can’t win its’ time slot. It tied with 20/20 and Grammy Nominations Concert in demo and came in third in viewers.

    Grimm was up due to Repeat programming on CBS – NCIS:LA.

    WOW! Frosty The Snowman a 43 year old christmas special beating out Bones on FOX. This should be Bones last season. The show is tired and will fall the next two weeks when CBS airs a new Undercover Boss and The I Love Lucy Christmas Special.

    ABC: Please cancel The Neighbors.

  • JJA

    I didn’t expect Nikita to go up. I’m pleasantly surprised, despite the fact that it doesn’t really matter.

    Nikita last night was awesome. This short season 4 is extremely well done. Everything is building up for one epic showdown.

  • DenverDean

    Grimm was pushed to a later time because of local coverage of “Parade of Lights” ceremony. Hopefully minimal impact. But, NBC did benefit from CBS not running regular line-up.

  • PurpleDrazi

    Nice job Grimm! It’s good to see Raising Hope up too even though I know it’s going to be canceled.

  • JR35

    This season, Shark Tank ratings go up when Barbara C. is on the panel- not bad. :)

    No historical comparison for the CBS holiday specials?

  • Melanie

    Is CBS trying out NCIS:LA on Fridays? Seems like an odd repeat to put there.

    Good episode of Grimm but too much Juliette and not enough Monroe for me. I’m kinda liking Dracula — its so pretty. But it is very slow moving.

    Haven’t caught up on Nikita yet.

  • Brandy

    @headless, I think most RH fans knew this this would be the last :moved to fri,premierd very late in season,at the end of this fourth season it’ll have enough episodes for syndication plus a syndication deal not to mention thier awful ratings even for fri and the fact it seems fox is doubling up and burning off episodes.

  • pol

    So, Bones ratings are almost as high as Almost Human… hahahah

  • iSayso

    Go Frosty! :)

  • Steven


    I was wondering the same thing? I had no idea they were even showing an episode of LA instead of repeat H50 which is what i would have assumed. I used to love H50 in season one but now that show is a joke. Not really a fan anymore. However, I have recently became obsessed with NCISLA from watching reruns on USA. The show kind of sucked early on but really picked up towards the end of S1 and then they made cast improvements in S2 and the show has it all. It honestly doesn’t remind me a lot of NCIS which is good because I was never a huge fan of that show.

  • Tim

    Shouldn’t Frosty be ahead of Bones?

  • Sarah


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

    Thank you. I didn’t get why KC was laughing at Bones’ numbers at first. Now I feel stupid. Duh me. lol

  • Joseph

    The Cancellation Bear must be upset that “Carrie Diaries” ratings went up.

    He’s been wanting to whack that show for months!

  • danny

    There is not one show on Fridays that sparks any interest for me. What a bad night for TV.

  • Joseph


    Many of the classic Christmas animated specials are near or over 50 years old.

    “Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol” was produced in 1962.

    “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” was first broadcast in 1964.

    “A Charlie Brown Christmas” was made in 1965.

    “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” came out in 1966.

    Many children who watched these four specials when they were first broadcast now have Grandchildren of their own!

  • HeadlessHorseman

    Good points.

  • Jon

    @Russell….bones did pretty good for Friday night considering it wad just moved there a few weeks ago and wad getting low 2’s on Monday before it was moved. It will be just fine.

  • Carmen

    Comedies just don’t do well on Fridays. Yes, I know nothing does as well on Friday compared to the other days except Saturday, but comedies seem to take a bigger hit than other genre.

    Much as I hate it, Raising Hope and the Neighbors will be gone. Fans like myself will just have to resign ourselves to watching them out this season and then move on.

  • k:Alex

    NBC 6 day “win” in 18-49, if they do something with this Saturday, it could be a 8 day win.

  • Alan

    TCD almost a million viewers! :D

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