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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Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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  • Sarah


    Okay, thanks. :)

  • PurpleDrazi

    Happy to see Grimm rise. It was a good episode too.

  • Prue

    ANTM did get renewed so there’s hope for Carrie

  • thesnowleopard

    Nice to see Grimm up. It’s not the greatest demo ever, but it’s probably good enough that NBC won’t rethink giving it a syndication fourth season.

    By the same lights, though, Dracula’s probably doomed.

    That’s a surprisingly good number for TCD. We’ll see if it holds for the finals. Of course, it’s only one number, and it’s not terribly high even for Fridays, especially when the CW would effectively be renewing it for two seasons. That didn’t work so well for Nikita. Still…TCD could have a chance. Depends on what it and other shows do this spring.

    Most cable shows are lucky to get more than a 0.5, which several CW shows handily better. Methinks you rate cable too highly.

    A repeat of a recent episode getting the same demo and only fifty thousand viewers less than the Nikita series finale? I’m sure the CW isn’t unhappy in the least about how Supernatural did.

  • Kissan


    2 1/2 Men got a 2.18. So yes it was adjusted up to a 2.2.

  • TWD SleepHollow rules

    Who watches shark tank? It’s not your idea, it’s probably already patent, so, boring watching snob rich idiots tell people how much money they will give them at worse than loan shark rates. Ugly. Go LMS!

  • r0ckmypants

    @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.”

    The British television model is different than the US’s. And syndication isn’t always the end game, particularly when it comes to shows produced by British companies. Do you really think shows like In the Flesh care about getting to American syndication numbers (88 episodes) when they only air 3 episodes a season? No. If Dracula does well enough in the UK to warrant a second season, it may be renewed. Whether or not NBC shares in the costs and airs it in the US is a different story.

  • Dan W

    I don’t understand why people think high online streaming is not enough to get a show renewed on The CW. We have heard it time and time again: The CW makes a lot of money through online streaming both on their website and Hulu/Netflix/iTunes sales. If TCD makes The CW more money this way than some of it’s other shows regardless of ratings, why wouldn’t they renew it? I could definitely see it as a summer show. 13 episodes is the perfect amount and with the same ratings as well as strong, profitable online streaming, who knows? Also May is a long way away. TTP and Reign could completely tank come spring and who knows what the ratings for The 100 and Star Crossed will look like. TCD may be renewed as simple schedule spackle. All I know is that the same arguments were made about TCD’s “inevitable” cancellation last year and look what happened. It really isn’t completely improbable that it escapes death a second time.

  • Lord Seth

    Wow, Shark Tank is a beast in reruns. Great numbers for it.

  • LisaM

    Dracula was good, so why the lower ratings. Another of my shows may be cancelled :-(

  • Ultima

    The Taste had a 1.25 18-49 rating in the finals, wouldn’t that be rounded up to a 1.3? The same with the 0.85 rating for Sean Saves the World.

    For The Taste, yes, because it had a 1.252 rating.

    For Sean Saves the World, no, because it had a 0.848 rating.

  • julio

    Am I the only one who doesn’t want the spn spinoff to happen. There are many other scripts in development that deserve to at least get a chance at going to pilot (which include izombie, hourman, mars script, or even the painted girls) and the original spn is already getting repetive and a shadow of its former self. Also with the flash possibly going into series (which this should definitely happen) if the spn spinoff gets picked up the cw would consist of mostly spinoffs and its original show. So yeah I’m hoping the spn spinoff doesnt get picked up and other scripts get a chance in making it into series.

  • Adir

    season high for TCD

  • JR35

    I don’t watch the Shark Tank reruns (as I’ve already seen the first airing, but nice that it repeats well.

  • Ellie

    Dracula is not doing that well in the UK, has less than half the viewers of ELEMENTARY and Black list and is on the same network, and despite very high advertising lost over half its viewers from week 1 to week 2

    We have a crazy number of TV channels but Sky living is the sister channel to Sky 1 which homes Arrow which has nearly 3 times the viewers of Dracula, its not a run away success and a lot of people are stopping watching it

  • thesnowleopard

    @Dan W
    The revenue for paid online streaming, currently, is infinitesimal compared to terrestrial advertising. When that changes, you can bet the networks will care, but that day is not yet here.

    I think a lot of people confuse the CW’s Netflix deal with online video revenue on Amazon and iTunes. Netflix is more a sort of syndication, which means that the older shows that have survived by conventional means and racked up a lot of episodes are more profitable than the newer shows. It’s easier for the network to cut its losses if a show is doing very poorly, even after three seasons, as was the case with Nikita.

    What does this mean for TCD? I don’t know, but I don’t think it will be saved by online streaming revenue. I agree with you that its fate remains up in the air, though. There are factors both for and against it and spring is a long, cruel time for most CW shows. This increase in demo is a good sign, sure, but it’s also only one data point and not a very high one. We’ll just have to see.

  • Timmy G

    Here’s the bottom line…relative ratings. If Reign and TTP sink to a .4 or .3 in the spring along with The 100 and Star Crossed then there’s a slim chance TCD could survive again. And that’s IF it somehow manages to get a .4 for the rest of the season.

    I would say it’s almost certain Who’s Line will rate above a .4, in which case I see it being on Friday’s again next season. The 100 has enough positive buzz where I’d be shocked for it not to at least premiere well. Meaning, by the time it’s over I don’t think it will have fallen to a .4 or a .3 yet. Star Crossed probably will be DOA but you never know. Reign is the biggest wildcard I’d say, but I’d be surprised if it weren’t renewed in some capacity just because of the “buzz” and “ok” ratings thus far.

  • Dahne

    @Snow leopard – “…especially when the CW would effectively be renewing it for two seasons.”

    The CW would NOT effectively be renewing Carrie Diaries for 2 more seasons. It has been a half season show for both years, unlike Nikita that was a full season show for every year except the last. Given that it will only have 26 episodes at the end of the year, it would be like renewing a show for its 2nd season, not its 3rd. This isn’t a Hart of Dixie scenario.

  • gerry

    hooray for tcd! if it holds, that is a great number!

  • eli92

    And “Every Witch Way” on Nickelodeon?

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