TV Ratings Friday: 'Last Man Standing' & 'Whose Line is It Anyway?' Rise + 'Unforgettable' & 'Hart of Dixie' Flat

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April 26th, 2014


Scoreboard ABC CBS NBC FOX CW x
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.4/5 1.2/4 1.1/4 1.1/4 0.4/2 x
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share x x x x x x
Total Viewers (million) 6.00 9.19 4.69 2.99 1.27 x

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

NBC carried NBA Playoff basketball in the Portland market.

On ABC, the season finale of Last Man Standing earned a 1.3, up a tenth from  last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.  Shark Tank matched last week's 1.7 adults 18-49. 20/20 earned a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, down four tenths from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. 

On CBS, Unforgettable matched last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Five-0 earned a 1.2, down a tenth from its last original's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Blue Bloods earned a 1.3, down a tenth from its last original's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Dateline matched last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Grimm earned a 1.3, up two tenths from its last original's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.  Hannibal garnered a 1.0, up two tenths from last week's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Kitchen Nightmares earned a 1.0 at 8 PM and a 1.2 at 9PM, flat and up respectively from last week's 1.0 and 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Whose Line Is It Anyway earned a 0.5, up a tenth from last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. Hart of Dixie matched last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.


Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, April 25, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM ABC Last Man Standing 1.3 5 5.85
NBC Dateline 1.2 5 6.01
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.0 4 2.82
CBS Unforgettable 0.9 4 7.57
CW Whose Line is it Anyway 0.5 2 1.69
8:30 PM ABC Last Man Standing -R 1.0 4 4.79
CW Whose Line Is it Anyway -R 0.5 2 1.53
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 1.7 6 6.86
NBC Grimm 1.3 4 5.22
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.2 4 3.15
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.2 4 9.17
CW Hart of Dixie 0.3 1 0.93
10:00PM ABC 20/ 20 1.4 5 5.81
CBS Blue Bloods 1.3 4 10.81
NBC Hannibal 1.0 3 2.83

via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night:


  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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 Seth Meyers" (1.3/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/3).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).


  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.


Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.  More information on ratings is available here.

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