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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  • TWD SleepHollow rules

    Great for LMS. who watches Shark Tank? Is wasn’t your idea, it’s patterned and you can’t learn from it. Boring.

  • Feedback

    I can see Revolution moving to Fridays next season.

  • Wright

    Enlisted was funny. Too bad it got such a low rating. :( Dracula. Not bad for Grimm. Good for Bones.

  • Paul J.

    “Re: H50 (and that’s the way CBS spells it, with a zer“0”)

    The show is getting a bit too shiny and happy for its own good.”

    I enjoy the “shiny and happy”- as you say it – of H5O. It’s a great respite from all the grim shows that are on TV nowadays.

  • One @ jj

    Oh, ye of little vision. You will soon see in time that our choices here are killing the future of humanity. Then you will wish you listened to me when I warned you of the government’s implementation of fiendish means to control mass consumption.

  • Networkman

    Enlisted did as well as it could. What else could FOX have expected?

    Last Man Standing has potential to garner high 1’s consistently. ABC has to find the right multi-cam to pair with it. It has to have a lead that really appeals to the young demographic. I just think viewers are returning to Last Man Standing realizes that it is a decent family show and the cast has great chemistry. With ABC winning Friday nights, I know the network probably just wants to keep Shark Tank where it is to continue dominance.

    Kudos to CBS. I know people say that the amount of viewers don’t matter but I have to acknowledge Blood Bloods pulling in 12.50 million viewers. It is garnering the same amount of viewers as Person of Interest and more than Elementary. It’s 1.5 demo on Friday @10pm has to compare to the other dramas 2.0 on the Weekdays. The networks expect Friday shows to have lower demo. Blue Bloods should definitely remain on the air for at least 6 seasons. I think viewers really appreciate seeing Tom Selleck on TV every week. And him and Bebe Neuwirth have great chemistry with one another.

  • Big t

    I love the game show network and it is better than all of these shows

  • Jon

    @chico trophy wife is pulling in about a 1.2 on Tuesday nights. It wouldn’t pull a 1.0 on Friday. Trophy wife is dead. Its actually not that bad as far as sitcoms are concerened but people just don’t want to watch it. The only sitcoms that would do ok other than lms on fridays would be the middle and modern family but both are doing too good to waste them on a Friday. That being said in my opinion the best comedy on Abc right now is the goldbergs. Neighbors is funny too but its as good as gone.

  • Jon

    @ big t…you mean the channel that now just calls itself gsn. I was a huge fan of the network 10 years ago back when they used to air all the vintage game shows.

  • Jon

    One has to think bluebloods could run virtually forever at 10 pm fridays. It show no signs of slowing down. It might eventually become a 10 plus season show.

  • skyfi

    It’s obvious: Grimm follows OUAT’s pattern and will die soon or later…

  • queeneeuq

    @Jon why do people keep insisting that abc may keep the goldbergs over the neighbors? they own the neighbors the goldbergs no. The Friday scgeduke us fine ABC should keep it the way it’s.

  • RS

    Unless it would be cost-prohibitive, I think a Revolution/Grimm combo on Friday would be great. The fans followed Kripke’s last show (Supernatural) to Fridays, and it thrived. It might be worth a chance that it would work again. I’d like to think there is hope for The Neighbors because it’s sweet and very funny, but absent a move to ABC Family, I really don’t think it will be back. I’ll enjoy it while it’s here.

  • Raul

    SO tired of the H50 fans and their ” h50 and BB make a good team”.
    Before h50 premiered I had to endure your comments about how your show was going to help BB. Oh yes, how lucky BB because it skews so old that great h50 s going to bring young viewers into the night.
    So far this season h50 has always dropped after UB while BB keeps the same demo or drops 0.1 , while gaining 2 million viewers each week..
    So please STOP saying they make a good team ! CSI NY was a bigger help for BB than your lame 50.
    CBS should flip slots and put BB at 9 PM.

  • Jon

    @Queen……the neighbors at this point is merely riding out this season. With its ratings thus far this season there can be little justification to keep it. If you do your essentially committing to it for two more seasons. The show itself is just never going to grow. Arguments can be made either way about the goldbergs. Either canceling or keeping. With the lack of any hits this season Abc is going to want to save something and I just have a feeling it will be maos and the goldbergs.-

  • anna g

    So far this season h50 has always dropped after UB while BB keeps the same demo or drops 0.1, while gaining 2 million viewers each week..
    So please STOP saying they make a good team ! CSI NY was a bigger help for BB than your lame 50. CBS should flip slots and put BB at 9 PM.
    I understand you don’t like the show but at least get your facts straight. Please see the ratings for H50 first few episodes of season 4:

    1) 27th of September
    UB – 1.6 demo and 8.22 million viewers
    H50 – 1.6 demo and 9.46 million viewers, retained 100% demo and increase in total viewers
    BB – 1.7 demo

    2) 7th of October
    UB – 1.4 demo and 6.31 million viewers
    H50 – 1.5 demo and 9.75 million viewers, increase in demo and 30% gain in total veiwership
    BB – 1.4 demo and 11.37 million viewers

    3) October 14th
    UB – 1.4 demo and 7.86 million viewers
    H50 – 1.5 demo and 9.24 million viewers (increase over UB)
    BB – 1.4 demo and 10.56 million viewers

    4) 21st of October
    UB – 1.8 demo and 9.18 million viewers
    H50 – 1.4 demo and 8.81 million viewers (there was a football game on that night)
    BB – 1.3 demo and 10.56 million viewers

    5) 25th of October
    UB – 1.6 demo and 8.56 million viewers
    H50 – 1.4 demo and 9.46 million viewers
    BB – 1.3 demo and 11.37 million viewers

    6) 1st of November
    UB – 1.4 demo and 9.05 million viewers
    H50 – 1.3 demo and 9.71 million viewers
    BB – 1.2 demo and 11.01 million viewers

    7) 8th of November
    UB – 1.8 demo and 9.22 million viewers
    H50 – 1.4 demo and 9.51 million viewers
    BB – 1.3 demo and 10.97 million viewers

    8) 15th of November
    UB – 1.7 demo and 8.60 million viewers
    H50 – 1.6 demo and 9.90 million viewers
    BB – 1.4 demo and 11.79 million viewers

    9) 22nd of November
    UB – 1.4 demo and 6.71 million viewers
    H50 – 1.5 demo and 9.92 million viewers (increase over UB)
    BB – BB – 1.5 demo and 11.90 million viewers

    10) 13th of december (3 weeks break)
    UB – 1.4 demo and 7.34 million viewers
    H50 – 1.2 demo and 9.13 million viewers
    BB – 1.2 demo and 10.94 million viewers

    11) 20th of december
    Ilove Lucy x-mas – 1.4 demo and 8.71 million viewers
    H50 – 1.3 demo and 9.62 million viewers
    BB – 1.2 demo and 10.52 million viewers

    12)10th of January 2014 (preliminary)
    Intelligence rerun – 0.9 demo and 5.05 million viewers
    H50 – 1.5 demo and 10.44 million viewers (big increase over miserable lead in)
    BB – 1.5 demo and 12.49 million viewers

    So as you can see H50 at least 5 times regained demo or increased over its lead in and 3 times lost only 0.1 demo to its lead in. Also H50 each time grew in total viewership over UB. Finally BB loses 0.1 demo 7 times and retained H50 demo 3 times. Only once during premier BB rose in demo over H50.

  • Mon

    Ay please H50 fangirls, H50 got a 1.5 not a 2.0! Many CBS shows peak during winter so chill out.


    Awesome viewership for Hawaii and blue bloods. It seems Friday nights are popping with hits from all the networks and people thought this night was dead.

  • iSezzo

    Go, go, Carrie!

    No, seriously, get lost already!

  • iSezzo

    And take H5-0 with you!

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