TV Ratings Friday: 'Bones', 'Enlisted' & 'Dracula' Rise, 'Shark Tank' Hits High, 'Grimm' Steady

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January 25th, 2014

Grimm January 24

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.7/5 1.4/4 1.3/4 1.2/4 1.1/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.1/4 0.9/3 0.8/3 0.9/3 0.6/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 7.175 5.106 5.408 2.888 8.041 0.772

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

On ABC, Last Man Standing matched last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.  The Neighbors notched a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating even with last week’s performance . Shark Tank earned a season high 2.2 up 5 percent from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. 20/20 garnered a season high 1.9 up 12 percent from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating and ranking as the show’s highest rated episode among adults 18-49 since March 30, 2012.

On FOX, Bones notched a 1.8 up 20 percent from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. In its new 9PM timeslot, Enlisted earned a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating up 67 percent from a 0.6 last week at 9:30PM. Your predictions were too pessimistic.  At 9:30PM, Raising Hope scored a 0.8 up 14 percent from last week's 0.7 adults 18-49 rating at 9PM. 

On NBC, Dateline earned a 1.4 down 7 percent from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.   Grimm matched last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Dracula garnered a 1.0 up 11 percent  from last week’s 0.9 adults 18-49 rating

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 24, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX Bones 1.8/6 7.41
NBC Dateline 1.4/4 7.277
ABC Last Man Standing 1.4/5 6.34
CBS Undercover Boss - R 1.2/4 6.39
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.3/1 0.92
8:30 ABC The Neighbors 0.9/3 3.87
9:00 ABC Shark Tank 2.2/6 8.10
NBC Grimm 1.5/5 5.86
CBS Hawaii Five-0 - R 1.0/3 8.05
FOX Enlisted 1.0/3 3.23
CW Supernatural - R 0.2/1 0.63
9:30 FOX Raising Hope 0.8/2 2.38
10:00 ABC 20/20 1.9/6 8.30
CBS Blue Bloods - R 1.0/3 9.68
NBC Dracula - Finale 1.0/3 3.09

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," 3.2/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/5 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/3 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 0.5/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.9/6 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" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night:
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  • Charmed

    Carrie Diaries can get 1 million for the finale :)

  • John A

    Bones is doing so great.

  • Andrew21

    Enlisted oly chance is a super bowl ad… if it gets one, it will possibly be a friday promo (bones-enlisted)

  • Jen

    Bones will def stay on Friday for it’s final season

  • Andrew21

    Enlisted only chance is a super bowl ad… if it gets one, it will possibly be a friday promo (bones-enlisted).

  • Anna g

    It looks like H50 viewers switched to Shark tank not to Grimm. Bones did much better than in previous weeks.

  • Brad


    A .2 difference really shows how dead Hope is? Really?

  • rob60990

    FOX has pushed Raising Hope to death. In its whole first season it aired after a higher rated Glee. In its second season it aired after New Girl which was pulling strong ratings in its first season. So two years of being propped up it aired in its own and failed terribly. Sounds like a flop to me.

  • Linda

    Congrats to Bones for winning their hour. Great numbers. Like the little engine that could, Bones has been gaining momentum since the latest move.

  • Jagger Dagger

    Shark Beast.

  • Oliver

    Amazing for Bones. Fox should move Rake to Friday and put Enlisted on Thursday with Surviving Jack.

    Pairing Rake with Bones might actually help Rake.

  • Lee

    Bones is not moving from it’s Friday timeslot … as much as a show like Glee sucks in the ratings(or even an Almost Human), it would do much worse on a Friday. Bones is FOX’s safe bet, and on good nights – they even win their timeslot, which is unlikely on any other night.

  • Juancho

    Start adding univision numbers please.

  • CBSviewer

    Bones :)

  • David

    Very nice for Shark Tank, 20/20 and Bones. Enlisted had a nice bump but we’ll see if it can carry it to next week. However I doubt it’s going to be renewed for season 2 based on comments Reilly made about the other comedies and the fact Fox has a LOT of new comedies in development, nearly all of which will go to series.

    The Neighbors continues to lose Last Man Standing’s audience. ABC needs another traditional multi camera family sitcom next year otherwise the viewers will continue to bleed.

  • Brad


    So any new show airing after another is propping it up?

    So you would agree that Bones is propping up Enlisted, a show that is not coming back next year?

  • Lawren

    Slightly disappointed that Carrie didn’t notch a 0.4 or above, but at least it rose in total viewers! I’m hoping there’s a chance it might adjust up because last night’s episode was really good!

    And ABC should take a page out of Fox’s scheduling book because this just proves that a good timeslot swap can do some good for their underrated shows (Yes I’m talking about Trophy Wife which they are sending closer to the slaughter despite how great of a show it is)!

  • Christian

    Posted January 24, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    “Why are people predicting 0.8? Enlisted never has, nor will it ever get 0.8. Rising hope could barely pull 0.8s this season.”

    Come have your nice, pipin’ hot dish of crow! Would you like ketchup on it?

  • cimmer

    Go Enlisted! I know it’s all a Hail Mary but I’m rooting for the show. I’ve enjoyed it, tough as it’s up against Grimm which I love. And yay Dracula, good ep last night. I guess it was an okay place to end it if we never see it again.

  • Territorial

    Bones is perfect on Friday. No other procedurals to compete with, and CBS airs new Undercover Boss’ so randomly. Sure, they’ll have a 1.5 now and then, but Fox will take that every time. Almost Human’s last airing matched the 2.0 Bones was getting on Mondays, so Fox actually made a good choice.

    After seeing the ratings for the 2 (2!) reruns CBS ran of the Big Bang Theory on Thursday, it’s a wonder they bother rerunning any other show.

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