'Blue Bloods' Delivers Its Largest Audience of the Season

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January 13th, 2014


via press release:



Friday's Most-Watched Program is Posting Year-to-Year Growth in Viewers,

Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49


Averaging 14.11 Million Viewers, "Blue Bloods" is the Most-Watched Friday Series On Network Television in 11 Years




            BLUE BLOODS, Friday's most-watched series, delivered its largest audience of the season, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Jan. 10.


On Friday, BLUE BLOODS was first in viewers (12.68m) and adults 25-54 (2.5/06) and was second in adults 18-49 (1.5/05).  BLUE BLOODS posted its season-best viewers and adults 25-54 performances while matching its second-best adults 18-49 rating.  Compared to the same night last year, BLUE BLOODS was up +13% in viewers and up +4% in adults 25-54.


This season, BLUE BLOODS is up +7% in viewers, (14.11m from 13.17m), up +4% in adults 25-54 (2.9 from 2.8) and has gained among adult 18-49 viewers.  It also ranks as one of the most-played-back series on TV, gaining +33% in viewers and +50% in adult 18-49 with 7-day DVR playback.


BLUE BLOODS is the most-watched Friday program on network television since the 2002-2003 season, when "Law & Order: SVU" averaged 14.92 million viewers.


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    The opening segment of that episode was extremely well done. This season is focusing more on the younger cast members & I’m hoping more of the 18-49 demo will find this show.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    And H50 over 10 mil!

  • Adam

    Why go to Blue Bloods! This amazing, you’re definely getting a 5th season

  • Edward

    Big time and from what I hear. This isn’t a stupid “reality show” and is more family/grounded show.

  • Doug

    12.9 million and a 1.5? Wow. The average viewer age must hover somewhere north of Fox News.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    @Raul Castro

    So much hate for H50! Did Alex spurn your advances?

    I’m looking forward to the H50/BB Friday CBS drama block again next season….

    :razz: :grin:

  • miracle


    Even TGW and TM beat BB in adults 25-54 and 18-49… And just for the record, H50 beats BB in adults 18-49. ;)

    But great numbers for BB! A fifths season is almost certain. :)

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