TV Ratings Friday: 'The Carrie Diaries' & 'Grimm' Rise as 'Dracula' Falls as Cotton Bowl Wins the Night

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January 4th, 2014


Scoreboard FOX NBC ABC CBS CW x
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.9/6 1.3/4 1.3/4 1.0/3 0.3/1 x
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share x x x x x x
Total Viewers (million) 7.241 5.468 5.394 6.494 0.894 x

NOTE: Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for FOX (College Football)  are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers.   

FOX was number one in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On FOX, Coverage of the Cotton Bowl earned a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, 20/20 earned a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, up four tenths from its last original.

On NBC, Dateline earned a 1.5, up four tenths from its last original's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.   Grimm returned to a 1.4, up two tenths from its last original's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Dracula earned a 0.9, down two tenths from its last original's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, nearly a month ago. 

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

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, January 3, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM FOX College Football (8-10PM) 1.9 6 7.24
NBC Dateline 1.5 5 7.85
CBS Undercover Boss -R 1.2 4 5.58
ABC Last Man Standing -R 1.1 3 5.21
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.4 1 1.02
8:30PM ABC Last Man Standing -R 1.0 3 4.53
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank -R 1.4 4 5.29
NBC Grimm 1.4 4 5.60
CBS Hawaii Five-0 -R 0.9 2 5.93
CW Supernatural -R 0.2 1 0.77
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.5 4 6.02
NBC Dracula 0.9 3 2.95
CBS Blue Bloods -R 0.9 3 7.93

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," 2.0/4 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/4 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," 0.6/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/2 with an encore.


  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/3 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 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 "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/3 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2 with an encore).


  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.


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  • Percysowner

    YAY Grimm! I’m glad to see it go up. The episode yesterday was good. Even though I don’t watch it good for Carrie Diaries. It may not be good enough for renewal, but at least it’s going down fighting. I suspect that this is not great news of BATB, which is pulling similar ratings on a better night. OTOH, maybe BATB will go up when it premiers.

  • Five


    I’d say it’s a 50/50 chance. If it’s cheap enough NBC might just decide to stick with it since it’s got a solid core audience and it’s something to put in the 10pm Friday slot to pair with Grimm.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Amanda Kondolojy

    For those asking, here are the halves for Carrie:

    THE CARRIE DIARIES 0.4 1,155

  • Martin

    If The Carrie Diaries sticks in the finals (I’ll be pleasantly surprised) then it’ll almost be official, CW Fridays are stronger than CW Mondays…

    Ps. Where are all the final ratings for each show, they’re available on other sites.

  • rob60990

    How the hell is CW Fridays stronger than Mondays based on one .4 rating? TCD fans are so ridiculously delusional.

  • Jiji Moran

    “The Carrie Diaries” went up to .4 demo, from …. Hooray!!

  • Brandy

    Yay Carrie Diaries!Hope it stays there in finals.
    @Robb because on Mon BatB gets 0.3 ,under a million viewers and HoD gets 0.4 and low one million viewers without the fri factor while CD does the same on fri and this the third time it’s risen to 0.4 in prelims whereas BatB,HoD haven’t risen.

  • Hello

    LOL at the delusional “TCD” fans , happy because it went up by one tenth.
    Really guys ?

  • DuMont

    A 0.4 A18-49 for ‘The Carrie Diaries’! Good golly, Miss Molly! And it was a rockin’ episode with the house party while Dad’s away.

    Does anybody have the A18-34s and W18-34s for Carrie? Projecting based on past episodes, I’m estimating 0.5 A18-34 and 0.8 W18-34, which is in the range of fresh ‘Reign’ episodes.

  • Taylor

    I’m glad that Grimm’s ratings for last night’s episode were up from the ratings for the winter finale, especially since the ratings for the winter finale were pretty low. Last night’s episode was pretty good. :)

  • Ram510

    That had to be one of the worst episodes of Grimm of the entire series so far! What’s happening to Grimm

    Surprised Last Man Standing still got a 1.1 for a repeat when that last original got a 1.3 if I recall correctly

  • r0ckmypants

    @Hello – “LOL at the delusional “TCD” fans , happy because it went up by one tenth.
    Really guys ?”

    It’s the CW; a tenth is a bigger deal on that network than on any other.

  • Percy

    Where are Thursday finals?

  • Charmed

    @Percy you’ll have to go to TheFutonCritic to see them, they haven’t been posted here for some reason.

  • Matt M.

    As usual, ABC Friday repeats very well. Shows that LMS and Shark Tank will do great in syndication.

    Good for 20/20.

  • Timmy G

    Love TCD but I’m going to use “opposite fan excuse bingo.” Meaning with the cold weather I think more people than usual stayed in last night. Listen, I would LOVE to see the series renewed in some capacity but the likelihood of that is still very improbable. If it were to get .4’s for the rest of the season then I’d give it a 15% chance, but lets wait until Monday to see the final ratings.

    Of course then there’s the online streaming debate so who knows, maybe that is enough. The majority of the budget seems to be going to securing it’s awesome 80’s soundtrack. :D So besides that and the actor’s salaries I doubt the show costs hardly anything.

  • Hello

    @r0ckmypants :
    But still , The CW will never renew a show getting constantly 0.4/0.3.
    They’re not that dumb. TCD is such a flop , i don’t even know how it’s still on the air.

  • Percy

    Thanks @Charmed

  • Katie

    Looks like whatever momentum Dracula had with its 1.1 ratings was lost during the month break, last nights episode was ok but im tiring of its premise. Dracula either needs to go after his enemies or shut up tbh.

  • tvwatcher

    Last night’s Grimm was very good, so I am quite happy that it went up from the low of the Fall finale. I hope it climbs back up more next week.

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