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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  • Mia

    TV Fan.
    H50 doesn’t do well on Fridays IMO considering it has the biggest lead in of the night and it drops to second or third at 9 PM. But I would say BB does well considering it is a 10 PM show and h50 doesn’t give it the biggest lead in.
    Grimm always gains after Dateline. Of course I am talking Demo numbers, so that is a winner show for me. ST does the same thing for ABC.
    So IMO the Friday winners are UB, ST, Grimm and BB.

    H50 is getting the same numbers CSI NY was getting when it was canceled, so I don’t see this show as a winner considering it is a younger show that should be doing better, CSI NY dropped to a 1.4 average rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.66 million viewers when it was canceled. Same as H50 now.


    OH PITIFUL MIA !!!!!!

    You have to trash H50 even on a week it doesn’t air —- GET A LIFE YOU PITIFUL FOOL !!!!

    So your Grimm drew a 1.6 with 6 million viewers and limited competition this week and it is a huge winner ?

    5-0 drew 1.55 the two weeks ago with almost 10 million viewers – you are an idiot Mia !!!!

  • seb

    Great for Bones :)

    I think the show will get a 10th season, but I doubt they’ll ever move from Friday nights before the series ends. Can’t think of any shows with 100+ episodes that ever moved from Fridays back to another night.

  • Nasir

    “I think the show will get a 10th season, but I doubt they’ll ever move from Friday nights before the series ends. Can’t think of any shows with 100+ episodes that ever moved from Fridays back to another night.”


    Supernatural had 149 episodes I believe when it was moved from Friday to Wednesday.

  • Ekras

    Wow…. at this rate, Dracula might actually get a renewal…..

  • Ultima

    I think the show will get a 10th season, but I doubt they’ll ever move from Friday nights before the series ends. Can’t think of any shows with 100+ episodes that ever moved from Fridays back to another night.

    Law & Order moved off of Fridays during its 20th season.

  • thesnowleopard

    Hey, at least this episode is a lot better than Grimm’s pilot. It’s one of those rare examples of a show that stumbled out of the gate, but still managed to catch and hold an audience long enough to improve.

  • Networkman

    I’m wondering if the weather played a part in the increase in ratings for many shows. It was a good time to just stay in the house and watch TV.

    FOX: If the network was smart they would air a drama after Bones. Enlisted will be DOA if it premieres on Friday. Bones has the capability of helping launch a moderate successful drama @9pm. FOX would be wise to move Almost Human to Friday @9pm. It will stabilize and should be able to constantly pull in high 1’s.

    The comedies should be tried on Sunday night. Bob’s Burgers will never be a big breakout hit. So the network should put that show in the 7pm hour on Sunday and give Enlisted a chance to succeed.

  • Networkman

    Grimm does well for NBC. And it most likely will remain on Friday throughout its entire run.

    ABC please cancel The Neighbors effect immediately. Last night’s episode was horrible. The show didn’t do anything with the comedic guest stars. I was embarrassed for them.

    In my opinion, Raising Hope was the funniest comedy on last night. They aired two funny episodes, probably the best of the season. Martha Plimpton was hilarious. I don’t think FOX is doing right by this show. It would be able to garner at least 1.3 on another night surrounded by compatible comedies. I don’t like that it got the shaft for DADS.

  • Kelly

    Poor crazy Mia and her irrational hate for a TV show all because she’s so sick obsessed with the lead actor.

  • Movie12

    I would say please don’t adjust down for Nikita but it’s the final season. Who cares..not even CW cares. But it would be nice for now on Nikita made a .03+


    @ Kelly

    And Mia is the best at the ‘hit and run’ comment

    She never replies (at least not rationally) to any responses to her obsessive rants —— the poor thing needs serious help

    5-0 and ALEX O are fantastic and doing awesome on Friday nights – next weeks episode can’t come soon enough – the previews sound great !

  • C Dawg

    They should move Bones to noon during the day, where soap opera’s belong.

  • skyfi

    Dracula is safe now for sure. Grimm had many 1.2s in his first season and still got renewed. Dracula is more cheaper and placed in worst timeslot.

  • vegetable

    Once again, The Neighbors drags down ABC’s average. Just cancel this garbage already ABC.

  • C Dawg

    “more cheaper”?

  • C Dawg

    Dad’s type of humor is better matched with Sunday shows like American Dad and Family Guy.

  • glen

    Good and surprising for NBC. Maybe all those people who watched Sound of Music saw the promos for the Friday night lineup and a few more decided to tune in? Actually, it seems like all networks were up just a bit so maybe people were back into more normal viewing habits a week after Thanksgiving.

  • JuanitoJones

    Univision has fallen from 1st to 5th on fridays.

  • queeneeuq

    I hope ABC keeps T he Neighbors and move it to Wednesday after The Middle with a se ason sharing woth Suburgatory. Last Man Standing should go to Tuesday. It has a big enough fanbase to survive a it can build on the SHIELD audience.

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