TV Ratings Friday: 'Shark Tank' & 'Last Man Standing' Hit Season Highs,'Hawaii Five-0' & 'Blue Bloods' Return Up,' 'Grimm' & 'Bones' Down, 'Enlisted' Premieres Low

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January 11th, 2014

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.7/5 1.3/4 1.1/3 1.1/4 0.9/3 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.2/5 0.6/2 1.0/4 0.8/3 0.6/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.688 9.326 2.886 4.660 3.809 0.653


ABC was number one in adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers.

On ABC, Last Man Standing scored a season high 1.5 adults 18-49 rating up 25 percent from a 1.2 on December 13.  The Neighbors notched a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating up 22 percent from a 0.9 on December 13. Shark Tank garnered a season high 2.1 adults 18-49 rating up 5 percent from a 2.0 on December 13. 20/20 earned a season high 1.7 up 13 percent from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, the Golden Globe-themed special Going For The Gold earned a 0.8 down 47 percent from Dateline’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating in the time period last week.   Grimm scored a 1.3 down 13 percent from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were a little optimistic Dracula earned a 0.8 down 11 percent from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Bones returned to a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating down 12 percent from a 1.7 on December 6. Raising Hope scored a 0.8 up 14 percent from a 0.7 on December 6. The premiere of Enlisted  earned a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating even with Raising Hope’s performance in the time period on December 9.  Your predictions were a little too pessimistic.

On The CW,   The Carrie Diaries earned a 0.3 down 25 percent from last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.


Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, January 10, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 ABC Last Man Standing 1.5/5 7.17
FOX Bones 1.5/5 6.788
CBS Intelligence - R 0.9/3 5.05
NBC Going for the Gold 0.8/3 3.61
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.3/1 0.85
8:30 ABC The Neighbors 1.1/4 4.91
9:00 ABC Shark Tank 2.1/6 7.31
CBS Hawaii Five - 0 1.5/5 10.44
NBC Grimm 1.3/4 5.23
FOX Raising Hope 0.8/2 2.68
CW Supernatural - R 0.2/0 0.47
9:30 FOX Enlisted - Series Premiere 0.7/2 2.39
10:00 ABC 20/20 1.7/5 6.72
CBS Blue Bloods 1.5/5 12.49
NBC Dracula 0.8/2 2.59

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," 2.8/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/5 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/3; "Late Show," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3 with an encore.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/4 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" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 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 and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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  • John A

    So all that celebrating for TCD last week meant nothing lol. Good for Shark Tank. H50 and Blue Bloods did well.

  • chicc_o

    NBC is killing Grimm with the weak lead in BTW fix this problem fast you have a really strong Friday show and i don’t watch Grimm BTW .

    ABC need to cancel The Neighbors and launch a move trophy wife here for example if they don’t want to move it after Modern Family it will do better than Neighbors .

    Fox Bones is still great [Stupid move but it is working fine] , give Enlisted a chance and place it after Bones.

    CW is just Blah but is think TCD is what they expect from a Friday show

  • Raffie

    What does CBS usually run at 8?

    Also, considering Enlisted was about the only Fox show I saw promoted this week (outside of the yet to premiere American Idol and Rake), they can’t be happy.

  • Nick.

    Unfortunately FOX didn’t have much faith in it. The Friday slot premiere shows just that.

    At the very least they could premiere it after Bones and let the (pretty much dead) Raising Hope air afterwards. But NOPE: Enlisted has to die.

    Well it’s a shame coz reviews are positive and the show has potential, but time to move on now.

  • were123

    Enlisted should have premiered after Bones, NOT after Raising Hope. This shows how little FOX cared about the show.
    Bones may be down, but that 1.5 is excellent for Fridays.
    As always, impresive numbers from Shark Tank.
    H5-0 and BB are doing good

  • Jerry

    Enlisted was actually quite well received by those who watched it. Unfortunately, it was dead to begin with premiering on a Friday (last shows to premiere on Fridays and worked is Grimm back in 2011 and Blue Bloods in 2010)

    I just don’t get why FOX would premiere it at 9:30pm considering Raising Hope is dead and they could really use the Bones lead-in. I mean, it’s worth a shot. Well, I will watch it while it lasts I guess.

  • Poppy

    with the crap ep last night presented by Bones, they are fortunate to get a 1.5, lead was in 5-6 scenes and now they’re going into a secondary character arc. Be lucky to maintain the 1.5.

  • NBC Fan

    Nice for H50, Blue Bloods, Shark Tank, and 20/20. Nice to see a show pull 12 million viewers on a friday.

    Terrible for Enlisted. Did FOX even want this show to suceed. Raising Hope and Dracula are looking dead too.

    Did NBC actually think Going for Gold would do well? ABC’s Oscars specials never do well so what could they have expected.

  • Andrew43

    Am I the only that finds it laughable that the would-be biggest new hit of the season, SHIELD, matched Shark Tank, a Friday show, in the key demo?

    Let that sink in for a moment.

  • Brad

    Body of a Proof is dead. ABC would need to commit to two seasons to make it to syndication numbers.

    It’s dead.

  • HalCapone

    Enlisted will be dishonorably discharged. The Sharks rule the Friday night rumble.

  • chloe

    last man standing should be upgraded to certain renewal

  • Eelna

    TCD can hit a 0.4 for the season finale, with the right promotion, maybe even a 0.5. When it ties the first season finale, there’s a chance to renew it. As for now it is acceptable on a Friday. SPN rerun did really bad.

  • madbengalsfan85

    Wonder how Enlisted would have fared if it aired in the 9PM slot. Seems rather foolish wasting the Bones lead-in on Raising Hope. Also, pleasantly surprised Bones only dropped .2 after the miserable promotion it got from FOX

  • EEC

    You do realize that David Boreanaz was lighter than usual because he was prepping to direct the next episode, right? Besides, he was in all of the important scenes, and more than made up for it.

    And I completely disagree, this episode was amazing.

  • Samunto

    When will NBC ever give Grimm a decent lead-in? Is Grimm suffering from increased competish from H-5-0 which has been pretty solid for Friday?

    Enlisted was DOA the day the slot was announced.

  • CBSviewer

    @ Raffie

    What does CBS usually run at 8?

    Undercover Boss.

  • queeneeuq

    :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

    Great for The Neighbors.

    Enlisted, Raising Hope, Trophy Wife, The Assets, Betrayal, Killer Women, and Wonderland make it look like a hit. Hehe. Renewal for sure.

  • Shepherd

    I wonder if GoingFTGold’s numbers will be a precursor for how the Olympics will do this year.

    It seems like Friday is the only night ABC can catch a break; albeit a small one.

  • PRW

    Enlisted should’ve started in the Fall, on Tuesdays, at 8 PM. It fits B99 much better than Dads. dads fits with the Sunday lineup.

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