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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  • Poppy

    @EEC Yes, I know David Boreanaz was prepping for directing, but this is not his first rodeo, this is the 7th ep he’s directed and has never been this Booth light before. IMO, he’s bored out of his mind, no plots since the wedding. It’s showing on screen.

  • Simon

    Grimm is fine! Fans that post here need to stop needlessly worrying, we’ll get a 4th season. What I want to know is how Helix did last night.

  • Alan

    sad TCD is down, the episode was so good!

  • Bryan

    Yay for Hawaii Five-0!! Fantastic episode!

  • HeadlessHorseman

    Good night for ABC and CBS. Hope that the Neighbors doesn’t adjust down.

    Anybody have the half hours?

  • John A

    Exactly my point Grimm is a self starter. It has never needed a Lead in why blame the lead in now?

  • Patrick G.

    Maybe “The Neighbors” actually has a shot at renewal now?! I hope so, because it’s one of the funniest sitcoms on ABC. It’s a shame they moved it away from Wednesdays. If they had just left the Wednesday lineup from last year intact and let it grow, they would be doing better than trying a new show at 8:30 and 9:30 year after year after year. I’m sick of it!

  • Kari

    @an nag

    R u serious?
    Intelligence was a rerun. OMG. Increase from a rerun means nothing LOL . Were u really expecting H50 not to increase after a rerun? I wasn’t. LOL

    Tbe thing is that H50 has not improved the slot for CBS, one year ago CSI NY was a stronger performer there.

    CSI NY . Episode 09-12: Friday, 01/11/13
    1.6 in the demo with 10.71 million viewers.

    I expect H50 to get a last shorter season next year. The real CBS winner is BB. It maintains the lead in and gains 2 million viewers at 10 pm.

  • Shepherd

    I’m not exactly sure why we’re talking about AoS today, but I think all of these AoS fans who think Coulson has put up some great acting compared to everyone else on the show may be a reason why AoS has underperformed. For the first 7-8 episodes, they guy was phoning it in so badly he could hardly keep a straight face. And what’s up with his hands/arms? Does he have some kind of medial condition? (If so, my apologies) It’s as though they belong to someone else and he has absolutely no idea what to do with them.

    I’m just grateful we’ll get a S.2; it’s not the greatest show by any stretch, but at least it’s the type of show I prefer.

  • Louis

    Why do people keep making that Going for the Gold is indicative of Olympics ratings? Wasn’t it about the Golden Globes? Even the author of the article talks about Olympics.

  • James

    @Shepherd- disagree completely. Clark Gregg is the only one on Shield who can act. They need to get rid of most of the supporting cast and start over.

  • ludotv

    Well done Fox at burying Enlisted on Friday night’s graveyard slot… You wanted to cancel it for whatever reason and now the ratings will naturally justify it… Weird stuff…

  • Anna g

    It’s you again with your constant bashing H50. I am tired of reasoning with you.
    I can agree only about CSI NY being stronger show. The mere fact that it had 9 seasons already means it was stronger. Generally CSI franchise has nice long life on CBS and fans love it. Despite all my heart and support for H50 , I highly doubt it will run that long. However, it doesn’t stopy from enjoying the show, this season has been very strong and well written. So just watch your beloved CSI NY on DvD and stop trolling here!

  • Shepherd


    I never said he couldn’t act, nor that he couldn’t act well. Simply that he hasn’t shown any of his skills on AoS. On many occasions I’ve seen him break character, roll his eyes over how silly his lines were, smirk, and use just about all of his self control to keep from laughing. Who can blame him though? When you’re given what he has been to work with; it’ no wonder he’s usually phoning it in.

  • Shamrock317

    Trolling again. How you must hate Alex O to diss Hawaii Five-0 EVERY Saturday morning. Last night the show had the best number of viewers all season. It’s not going anywhere and it’s definitely not going to have a “shorter season next year”. Grow up. Try doing something useful with your life like volunteering to help others instead of ragging each week on H50. The rest of the planet enjoys the show, so get over it.

  • Anna g

    I hear you. We just need Tim and Mia and troll list will be complete!

  • EEC

    Yes, it’s not his first “rodeo”. Therefore you should know the drill by now. He’s the one doing the directing. He knows exactly what’s needed to be done to get the job done. He’s always heavily featured in his directed episodes, so for him to do both the acting and directing is a very hard job, and involves lots of prep time.

    On another note, I so hope Enlisted gets better treatment at some point. I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet, but it’s getting rave reviews and Fox didn’t even give it a shot with that time slot. I mean, it might not have done any better than Raising Hope, but they should’ve gotten a shot.

  • James

    @Shepherd – I don’t think he’s phoning it in – he promotes the show relentlessly on twitter and live-tweets all the episodes (east coast and west coast). I agree the writing is terrible. The entire show needs a revamp but it might be too late.

  • Marius

    So Enlisted is the lowest rated debut on the Big4 now, tie with Assets, even less total viewers

  • Adien

    Shark Thank has been getting ALOT of exposure on CNBC, it even airs on weekdays and the judges are commentators on some of their segments…
    ABC does have a winner here, not only are the demos high i am sure they come from the high income bracket as well. So basically advertizers know that they are getting to the right people….

    ALOT of viewers on CBS last night too!! nice!

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