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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  • HeadlessHorseman

    Good for Grimm.

    It looks like that 1.1 for Dracula was a fluke, but it could still be renewed.

  • Beth

    @Amanda Kondolojy

    When will Thursday’s finals be out?

  • John A

    Hannibal was a fluke renewel. Just because that was renewed dont mean NBC are going to renew every low rated show. Dracula would have been renewed had it at least stayed at 1.2.

  • Brandy

    @John A you can’t tell from half hours about adjustments.Second,CD is a limited series of 13 episodes seasons, it was never going to get a backorder especially with Seed,Whose Line,Masters of Iluusion,Famous in 12 needing to air.
    @Headless you can’t tell from half hours about adjustments

  • The Watcher

    Thank you to the Cotton Bowl, Jerry World and OSU.
    Next year, SEC Champs.

  • Alan

    yay TCD! When it gets renewed again, TVBTN will look stupid by calling it cancelled so early.

  • Timmy G

    @Beth, as previously noted you can find them at The Futon Critic. I’m guessing the final ratings haven’t been posted here the past few weeks because of the holidays?

  • Charmed

    @TimmyG doesn’t make sense though, all other ratings are posted and the finals are available elsewhere.

  • Eric McInnis

    To people saying that Carrie Diaries will be renewed; wake up!

    The Carrie Diaries was moved to a Friday death slot, it did not earn a full-season pickup, it is averaging a 0.3, behind only Nikita, a show on its final season, and tying with Beauty and the Beast, all the while Reign, Tomorrow People, The Originals, Arrow, Supernatural, and Vampire Diaries are all doing far better.

    And to people saying, “But Carrie Diaries was renewed due to digital viewing.” Well, guess what: streaming isn’t that often used. Note that over 90% of all TV viewing is either DVR, live, or VOD. The only reason Carrie Diaries got a renewal was because CW didn’t want to (or couldn’t) air more than three new shows for the fall lineup. In May, Carrie Diaries will be announced to be over, all of you will whine, and the cycle will be born anew with some other show.

  • Lee

    I’m not someone who looks too closely at the numbers but just looking at total viewers it seems odd that a new Grimm did well by most people’s accounts while having less viewers than most reruns last night.

  • Beth

    @Timmy G

    Okay, thanks.

  • Sarah


    “@TimmyG doesn’t make sense though, all other ratings are posted and the finals are available elsewhere.”

    I’m confused, too, why they seem to not be posting the finals anymore.

  • Fellow Penguin Who Watches T.V.

    @Eric McInnis

    That was harsh but you speak the truth man. Maybe the fans need a stricter tone but that seems unnesscary.

  • Joseph

    ESPN’s Orange Bowl telecast may have won the night in total viewers and key demos.

  • Dan S

    @Lee, look at the 18-49 demo. That’s all that the networks care about. A lot of well viewed but low rated shows have gone by the wayside. Grimm could’ve had 2M viewers but all that matters is the preliminary 1.4 it got last night.

  • Melanie

    @TimmyG It hasn’t been ‘a few weeks’ more like a few days — The ‘final’ ratings were posted on Tuesday (31st) for Monday the 30th.

    You’re correct – the holidays often cause ratings delays by Nielsen.

  • James

    I don’t think Dracula gets a renewal. As other have said, it doesn’t have the critical praise Hannibal has and the lead has substance abuse problems to the extent they had to shut down production so he could go to rehab. Too much trouble for not enough ratings.

  • Sarah


    “You’re correct – the holidays often cause ratings delays by Nielsen.”

    That’s true, but all the cable ratings are posted. That’s what is so confusing to me.

  • Timmy G

    @Melanie; gotcha, haven’t seen the “final ratings” posts in a few days so I must have glanced over it.

    @Charmed, my point was maybe the writers on this site were taking time off or didn’t feel those ratings posts were news worthy the past few weeks.

    On Tuesday the 7th I imagine this site will be back to posting the final ratings on a daily basis again.

  • Brandy

    @Eric, just see how Reign,TTP, do come spring and how SC & The 100 premiere.
    The fact CD airs on fri gives an edge as does the fact that it is tying a Mon show BatB.
    Also, CW cares more about online and DVr viewing than any other network because this is how most CW fans watch thier shows and CW has a rich multi year several million deal with Hulu & Netflix so shows that do well there make CW money.

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