TV Ratings Friday: 'Last Man Standing' Hits High, 'Hawaii Five-0' & 'The Carrie Diaries' Rise + 'Enlisted' & 'Bones' Dip

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February 1st, 2014


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.7/6 1.6/5 1.2/4 1.2/4 1.1/4 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.2/5 1.0/4 0.8/3 1.0/4 0.7/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.14 11.05 4.58 2.91 5.12 0.84

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

On ABC, Last Man Standing earned a season high tying  1.5, up a tenth from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.  The Neighbors earned a best-since-season-premiere 1.1, up three tenths from last week's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating . Shark Tank earned a 2.1, down a tenth from last week's season high 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. 20/20 garnered a 1.7, down two tenths from last week's  season high 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Undercover Boss earned a 1.7, up a tenth from its last original's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Five-0 earned a 1.7, up two tenths from its last original's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Blue Bloods earned a 1.6, up two tenths from the 1.4 adults 18-49 rating it earned January 17.

On FOX, Bones notched a 1.6, down two tenths from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.  Enlisted earned a 0.8, down two tenths from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.  Raising Hope scored a 0.6, down two tenths from last week's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. 

On NBC, Dateline earned a 1.2. down two tenths from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, The Carrie Diaries earned a 0.4, up a tenth from last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, January 31, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM CBS Undercover Boss 1.7 6 9.23
FOX Bones 1.6 6 6.81
ABC Last Man Standing 1.5 5 6.87
NBC Hollywood Game Night -R 0.9 3 3.38
CW The Carrie Diaries 0.4 1 0.92
9:30 PM ABC The Neighbors 1.1 4 4.33
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 2.1 7 7.36
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.7 5 11.13
NBC Dateline NBC (9-11PM) 1.2 4 6.00
FOX Enlisted 0.8 3 2.79
CW Supernatural -R 0.3 1 0.77
9:30PM FOX Raising Hope 0.6 2 1.90
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.7 5 5.45
CBS Blue Bloods 1.6 5 12.79

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," 3.9/9; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5 with an encore.


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3 with an encore.


  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (2.2/7 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.8/5 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2 with an encore).


  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.5/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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  • Brad

    Enlisted back to being dead.

  • Dennis

    Ugh Neighbors is the most inconsistent show ever. DIE already

  • Charmed

    Go Carrie :)

  • Matt M.

    GREAT for ABC!

    Huge viewership for Last Man Standing… basically locks it in for a 4th season renewal!

    Another good week for SharkTank and 20/20!

    Also great for CBS… Supposedly highest viewership for BLUE since series premiere, 4 years ago!

  • Rene

    well, bye bye TCD. You had a great run.

  • Eclipse

    Not a great finale rating for TCD, but a .4 is better than its normal .3 at least!

  • Ben

    So much for Enlisted’s resurrection. It’s back to being dead.

    TCD is also just about dead. A renewal would be a big surprise.
    But then again, last year’s renewal was also unexpected.

  • omabin

    @Amanda Kondolojy,

    The Neighbors’ season high is the 1.2 from its premiere, the 1.1 is not a season high. H50 was the one that hit a season high last night.

  • Anna g

    Season high for H50 and full retention from UB. Hopefully these numbers will not adjust down. Very good for Blue Bloods as well. Shark tank won 9 pm as usual.

  • Dennis

    TCD is dead

  • Matt M.

    TCD will be renewed for another 13-episode run, most likely. CW has nothing to fill and/or anchor Fridays.

  • Dennis

    The Neighbors will adjust down as usual

  • Helen

    Still pretty good for Bones and Enlisted! Bones was renewed for Season 10 and is going back to Mondays. Definitely rocked Fridays, and didn’t die at all. Enlisted should be moved away from Fridays!

  • Matt M.

    I believe BONES averaged 6.84 million viewers, NOT 6.14 million viewers?

  • Dante

    Is this Raising Hope’s last season? Are they sold into syndication at this point?

  • Babar

    Great night for CBS

  • Toni

    @Amanda: The Neighbors current season high is 1.2 (only reached in the premiere episode, aired Friday September 20, 2013).

  • Alex

    Good for 20/20. Must-watch show last night.

  • annie

    really hope TCD can scrap a 3rd season .. A full season this time this season was good but it could of benefited from a full season so many storylines that only lasted 2-3 episodes that could been more explored .

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Amanda Kondolojy

    Hey all! Sorry about that. The Neighbors text now says “Best since season premiere”

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