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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  • Five

    Too bad Dracula dropped down to a 0.8 (though maybe they’ll adjust up to 0.9? That seems to be their core audience). I’d love to see it get a second season, but I just don’t see it happening. :(

  • Jagger Dagger

    I have never seen a show recently that can dominate the prime time wasteland that is Friday like Shark Tank can. It is consistantly a solid Friday show.

    That being said, you know FOX will try to rip it off with it’s own version of Shark Tank soon. Maybe they will call it “The Foxhole”.

  • One

    The government utilized subliminal advertising to insure that Enlisted would do this badly. We must strike back against them before they kill another awesome TV show.

  • Anna g

    You are right about Agents of Shield. This show has big Marvel franchise behind it and it collapsed in 10 episodes losing over half of premiere demo and viewership. It is being killed by retarded writing and bad acting from everyone but Clark Gregg ( agent Coulson). So far it’s the biggest disappointment.

  • r0ckmypants

    I thought Enlisted was great, but Fox couldn’t have been expecting much better numbers than that. It retained almost all of its (horrible) lead-in, and it performed as well as Raising Hope typically does. Still not good, but I suppose it could have been worse.

  • Dan

    Well to be fair this is all I expected of Enlisted, it has a garbage lead in on a terrible night so there.

  • Hobbitual

    I liked Enlisted, but not surprised at all. It was pretty much dead before it aired.

  • Niallerz24

    Amazing for Last Man Standing. I hope its not adjusted down in he finals.. LMS will get a fourth season..

  • Jessica

    BONES is still strong although FOX didn’t promote it like their other shows. 6.788 miliions viewers on Friday. FRIDAYS is not a dead slot for BONES. However I still hope FOX will give back Mondays slot to them.

  • Leon

    Poor Dracula! Last night was honestly the best episode of the season in my opinion! Probably won’t get a second season but I will see it through til the end!

  • John A

    Blaming grimm poor lead in on its lead in? H50 had a repeat lead in and did fine. Try another excuse.

  • JR35

    Shark Tank ratings have been going up with Barbra C. is on the panel, but with this week’s show reaching a season high, that may not happen next week- or will it? :)

  • John A

    Sorry i mean ‘Blaming grimm poor ratings on its lead in? H50 had a repeat lead in and did fine. Try another excuse.’

  • Parker

    ABC: Good night for ABC (is that a season high for Shark Tank btw?) with Shark Tank, LMS and even The Neighbors up.

    CBS: good night as well, especially Blue Bloods

    FOX: really bad for Enlisted but it didn’t get a chance at all.

    NBC: Ok for Grimm, Dracula is so gone!

    CW: i don’t care :D

  • John A

    Grimm is in no danger. Just dont use the lame excuses is all.


    ABC wins night w/ LMS, ST & 20/20 season highs

    H50 & BB are both up @ 1.5, but they skew so old (it’s CBS)

    Grimm down to 1.3 (I guessed 1.4)

    Enlisted stumbles hard w/ 0.7 (what I guessed) & is probably just a burn off

  • Shepherd

    Lord; when will these hopes for another season of TCD fade? After getting renewed for a shortened season this year, TCD has zero chance at making it to syndication. Salaries for S.5,6 and beyond would just be too damned expensive. Without any hope of reaching syndication; there just isn’t any justification for a renewal; not when the show will only have 35 some odd episodes in the bag after this season. Deal with it people.

    Oh, and before Doches starts in on how TCD is the best advertising bargain, and how great it does online etc., TCD was not renewed because of how well it did last season. It was renewed because it did slightly better than the crappy performers the CW cancelled, and the CW couldn’t afford/ had no desire to try and launch another new show this past fall. I don’t care if it pulled 0.4-0.5’sfor the rest of the season; this show is dead, dead, dead.

  • r0ckmypants

    @John A – “Blaming grimm poor ratings on its lead in? H50 had a repeat lead in and did fine. Try another excuse.”

    1. Those aren’t “poor ratings” for Grimm. They’re just down from last week.

    2. Just because one show may be able to do well without a strong lead-in, doesn’t mean all shows can. Grimm has stood on its own since the very beginning.

  • kb

    How can Enlisted be so low? I saw promos during playoff football. Even the 9ers/Packers game of 47 million viewers. 0.7? haha

  • Jerry

    SHIELD must be a huge disappointment for ABC. The only reason why it survived is because it premiered to a 4.7, so much so that losing more than half of its lead-in still amounts to a 2.2.

    Comparing 1st-11th episodes:

    Agents of SHIELD: 4.7 to 2.2
    Flashforward: 4.0 to 1.9
    V: 5.2 to 2.3
    The Event: 3.6 to 1.4

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