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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  • Avery16

    Since GRIMM and SHARK TANK had the same rating, but GRIMM had more viewers, shouldn’t GRIMM be above ST?

  • Sam


    Total viewers don’t matter but H50 will be renewed because of the syndication deal . Only because of that. This show numbers never justified the high costs it has.
    It is a failure for TNT , but still will be renewed.
    USA got luckier buying Modern Family. It is doing well .

  • r0ckmypants

    @Leon – “Serious question, NBC renewed Hannibal with a 0.8 18-49 demo, so what is the liklihood that Dracula gets renewed with a 0.9 core audience? And it also went up before it’s winter break to a 1.1, something Hannibal never did in the its last few weeks!”

    First of all, Hannibal did not have a 0.8 demo. It averaged 1.1 for the entire season, and 1.2 for in-season episodes (four of them aired in the summer).

    As of now, Dracula’s average is about a tenth lower than what Hannibal’s in-season average was last year (1.2 vs. 1.1). In Dracula’s favor is that it airs on Friday. But Hannibal had critical acclaim and Dracula does not. Dracula’s viewership and demo also sank much quicker than Hannibal’s; Hannibal never dipped below 1.0 until after the regular season ended, whereas Dracula hit 0.9 in its third episode (which means it lost exactly half of its premiere audience in just two more episodes).

    In other words, it could go either way. Most never expected Hannibal to get renewed and it did… so a Dracula renewal wouldn’t be the most surprising thing, especially since its a British co-production and therefore likely a cheaper option for NBC.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Hello – “But still , The CW will never renew a show getting constantly 0.4/0.3.”

    The CW renewed Nikita, which constantly hit those numbers and lower.

  • Leon


    thanks for the clarification, I wasn’t aware of the average, my mistake! Hopefully Dracula can get a renewal and Hannibal, I just can’t even believe it’s so critically acclaimed and accepted but the ratings never matched, I never got it! Well 3 more episodes for Dracula to boost! *fingers crossed*

  • Dillan


    They renewed Nikita didn’t they?

    Anyways, very happy for TCD! I thought last nights episode was great.

  • Brandy

    @Hello Nikita was renewed getting 0.2-0.4 in its third season,CD was renewed getting 0.4 s late last season(its first)Breaking Pointe was renewed getting 0.2-0.4 in its first season,LA Complex was renewed getting 0.2-0.4 in its first season. HoD will most likley be renewed for syndication getting 0.4s in its third season(though in fall and we have to see its fri ratings still).There’s other ways to make money off a show besides ad revunue .CD was renewed because it did well/made money online. You also have to look at the overall lineup:Nikita’s ended,BatB is done(the indefinite hiatus with no return date with episodes left to air says so),TTP isn’t doing well, and Reign is doing so so .

  • Shepherd

    TCD – 0% chance of renewal
    Dracula – 5% chance of renewal at best.

    I think some people here are showing some early signs of hypothermia; delusions and hallucinations.

  • Networkman

    Last Man Standing repeated well on the first Friday night of the New Year going against The Cotton Bowl. LMS is a keeper. It just needs a suitable multi-cam comedy paired with it. It has potential to reach high to mid 1’s.

    Grimm improved but could only tie a repeat of Shark Tank. And Dracula looked bad airing behind Grimm, dropping .5 in the demo and over 2 million viewers. It could only tie a repeat of Blue Bloods.

  • NBC Fan

    LMS repeats well. Only one tenth behind the last new episode.

    Dateline did well too.

  • Rob R

    So one-third of the country is homebound by a blizzard but no network program can score higher than 1.9?? I presume the Orange Bowl on ESPN will explain most of this, but you can’t claim that 18-49 year olds were out on Friday night this week.

  • Nelly

    I don’t watch TCD but the only way I could see it renewed is that if they air it during Summer. Mark Pedowitz said they want to have more summer programs.

  • David

    If Dracula only has 10 episodes per season as it’s a British coproduction it’ll need a LOT of seasons to make it into syndication. Add in that Jonathan Rhys Meyers is very difficult to work with and the producers and networks had to force him to make the 10 episodes before paying him, Hannibal seems better in comparison. It doesn’t count for much but it at least has critical acclaim and a season ahead of Dracula. Also factor in that the UK channel may back out of a second season of Dracula, but we don’t know the logistics so it’s impossible to make a guess. In the end I’d say Dracula is bubble show leaning towards cancellation.

  • Kari

    H50 , Good and steady ;

  • beached

    I have to laugh at all the comments made day after day about the CW and how excited people get when their shows go up .1 in the ratings. Look at the daily cable ratings list of the top 100 cable shows and the CW wouldn’t even make that list! Their ratings are pathetic, along with their shows.

  • Carl

    So, reading the first page…is SPN getting a .02 on a Friday repeat really a surprise?

  • Aok98

    The 5-0 Friday experiment has taken a few viewers away from Grimm, I’m think that’s the reason for the rise in ratings.

  • Charmed

    Carrie W18-34’s are in….. 0.6, up from last week’s 0.5!

  • John A

    TCD would have had to betting consistant 0.4-0.5 to be renewed. Anyway it will adjust down based on that half hour drop It has no backorder either so its dead.

  • HeadlessHorseman

    So TCD got a .3 in yhe secind half hour? Looks like another downward adjustment to me.

    Even if it somehow manages to keep the .4 it’s still dead.

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