TV Ratings Friday: 'Grimm' Falls, 'Hawaii Five-0', 'Nikita' & 'The Carrie Diaries' Down, 'Shark Tank' Steady

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December 14th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.5/5 1.3/4 1.2/4 0.8/3 0.7/2 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.1/4 0.7/3 0.8/3 0.8/3 0.5/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.161 8.090 5.687 2.189 2.761 0.704


ABC was number one in adults 18-49, but CBS won with total viewers.

On CBS, Undercover Boss notched a 1.4 among adults 18-49, down 17 percent from a 1.7 on November 15. Hawaii Five-0 scored a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating down 20 percent from a 1.5 on November 22. Blue Bloods earned a 1.2 down 20 percent from a 1.5 on November 22.

On ABC, Last Man Standing earned a 1.2 down 14 percent from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. The Neighbors matched last week’s 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Shark Tank matched last week's season high 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.  20/20 notched a 1.4 up 27 percent from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Dateline garnered a 1.1, down 21 percent from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Grimm earned a 1.2 down 25 percent from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. A second Grimm at 10PM scored a series low 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, even with the 1.1 Dracula earned in the time period last week. The two hour average was a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating . Your predictions were too optimistic.

On FOX, Raising Hope earned a 0.7 and a 0.6  at 9PM and at 9:30, from last week’s 0.8 and 0.7 adults 18-49 rating, down 13 percent and down 14 percent respectively.

On The CW, The Carrie Diaries garnered a 0.2 down 33 percent from last week's  0.3 adults 18-49 rating. Nikita earned a 0.2 down 33 percent from last week's 0.3.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, December 13, 2013

Time  Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS Undercover Boss 1.4/5 7.27
ABC Last Man Standing 1.2/5 6.26
NBC Dateline 1.1/4 6.11
FOX Bones - R 0.8/3 3.51
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.2/1 0.78
8:30 ABC The Neighbors 0.9/3 4.14
9:00 ABC Shark Tank 2.0/7 7.12
CBS Hawaii Five - 0 1.2/4 8.91
NBC Grimm 1.2/4 5.36
FOX Raising Hope 0.7/2 2.18
CW Nikita 0.2/1 0.63
9:30 FOX Raising Hope 0.6/2 1.90
10:00 ABC 20/20 1.4/5 5.95
CBS Blue Boods 1.2/4 10.75
NBC Grimm 1.1/4 4.40

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," 2.6/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.8/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households with an encore 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" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 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.


Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.  More information on ratings is available here.

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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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  • Simon

    What was the two hour averagefor Grimm? Bad night all around.

  • John A

    Could Adjust up to what? A still pathetic 0.3. CW be so happy with that huh.

  • john

    What happened to grimm, did “the hobbit” have that big of an effect on it

  • Mike1

    Grimm got a 1.3 in the first half hour , so it may be adjusted up in finals. Plus it gained demo after the lead in. Hawaii 50 instead lost demo after UB, again.
    ST , UB and BB are Friday real winners.

  • Me


    As a Nikita fan, a pice of advice: Don’t pay attention to the ratings and enjoy your show while it lasts. It doesn’t matter if it gets adjusted up (and it won’t) because the show is most likely done. The Nikita fans calmed down and don’t even care about the ratings anymore. B&TB (if there are still any crazy fans out there) have accepted the demise of their show too. :)

  • SJ

    The Carrie Diaries is essentially cancelled, as it didn’t receive a back order and is off the mid-season schedule. It’s in the exact same position as, say, ABC’s Back in the Game. So even if it shoots up to a 0.7, it’s still dead.

    Also, half hour ratings don’t influence the final rating adjustments.

  • Adrian

    your excuse isn’t valid either. Adjustments can’t be predicted from preliminary half hours.

  • Christian

    @John A you’re a sad little fag; you do realize that, right?

  • Charmed

    @Me I could’ve done that last season when everyone said it was dead, but I didn’t and it was renewed, and I expect the same to happen this year. It’s easy for you to say, you’ve had 4 seasons and a proper ending to your favorite show!

  • Dan S

    With the exception of ST bad night all around. People are getting ready for Christmas or yes even went to The Hobbit. I guess this close to Christmas better just run reruns in the future.

  • anna g

    H50 is down after the 3 weeks break, but Grimm dropped as well. Shark tank is impressive with 2.0 demo. Hopefull H50 will go up in the next weeks.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Stupid NBC to air a 2 hour of new episodes of Grimm with the premiere of The Hobbit.They learned nothing.

  • Brandy

    @SJ,it was only intended for 13 episode seasons!
    Noo Carrie!I hope it adjusts up.

  • Jack

    @John Shut up. Go home, you’re drunk. Everything fell besides the already low The Neighbors, the steady Shark Tank and the raised 20/20 and all you can do is attack CW shows.

  • Samuel

    @Charmed I predicted The Carrie Diaries would be renewed last season when everyone was against the show. This season it’s obvious that it will be cancelled. Don’t get your hopes up.

    Really bad for Grimm. No excuses either, NBC have been straight up spamming with promo of a ‘2 Hour Mid Season Finale Event’ for Grimm. Sure the Hobbit could have had a slight impact, but it was largely cold and stormy on the east coast, that should have helped keep ratings up a little.

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    Grimm got clobbered by Thor 2 as well. I would have watched it live, but I watched The Hobbit instead. NBC should have done a two hour dateline and repeated Grimm at 10

  • Mattie

    Actually John A is right and a 0.3 rtg is pathetic for any show (even cable). However, he’s not the one attacking people and trolling them over the internet. Go figure.

  • HalCapone

    If indeed The Hobbit is behind Grimm’s series low achievement, meaningless DVR viewership should be up significantly. Wasn’t that in The Hobbit promotion, “Don’t watch Grimm, come to see The Hobbitt”? 1.2 and 1.1 ratings seem to be almost a regular achievement for NBC scripted anyway, so Grimm should be in no danger.

  • John A

    @Christian that the best you got? You called me a fag weeks ago too. No better insults then?

  • Jack

    @Mattie It’s the Cw, it’s not a network available in all The USA like the big 4. Only Smallville and Supernatural could reach ratings of 0.8 and 1.0 on fridays, years ago, when dvd recording was less used. Even Hawaii Five-0 and Grimm fell, but he can’t or doesn’t want to see that.

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