TV Ratings Friday: 'Hannibal', 'Grimm', 'Unforgettable' & 'Blue Bloods' Up, 'Shark Tank' Hits High, 'Hart of Dixie' Hits Low

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May 3rd, 2014

Hannibal May 2

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.8/6 1.2/4 1.2/4 1.0/4 0.8/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.1/5 0.8/4 0.6/2 1.0/4 0.5/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.966 4.791 9.214 2.679 2.488 0.888

Note: NBC was preempted in Portland for coverage of the NBA playoffs. NBC's ratings are likely to be adjusted in the finals.

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

On ABCShark Tank: Swimming With Sharks earned a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, matching ABC’s season high for the timeslot.  Shark Tank tied its season high with a 2.2, up 22 percent from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49. 20/20 , which featured Barbara Walters interviewing Donald Sterling’s girlfriend V. Staviano, scored a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, up 21 percent from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Unforgettable earned a 1.1, up 22 percent from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Five-0 notched a 1.2, down 8 percent from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Blue Bloods earned a 1.5, up 7 percent from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Dateline scored a 1.2, up 9 percent from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Grimm earned a 1.4, up 16 percent from  last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.  Hannibal garnered a 1.1, up 22 percent from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, a two hour Kitchen Nightmares earned a 0.8, down 27 percent from last week’s 1.1 average adults 18-49 rating for two one-hour episodes.

On the CW, Whose Line Is It Anyway scored a 0.4, down 20 percent from last week's 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. Hart Of Dixie tied its series low 0.2, down 33 percent from last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, May 2, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Total Viewers (Millions)
8:00 ABC Shark Tank: Swimming With Sharks 1.5/6 5.84
NBC Dateline 1.2/5 6.42
CBS Unforgettable 1.1/4 7.58
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 0.8/3 2.49
CW Whose Line is it Anyway 0.4/2 1.19
8:30 CW Whose Line is it Anyway - R 0.3/1 1.01
9:00 ABC Shark Tank 2.2/8 8.08
NBC Grimm 1.4/5 5.20
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.2/4 8.69
CW Hart Of Dixie 0.2/1 0.67
10:00 ABC 20/20 1.7/5 6.98
CBS Blue Bloods 1.5/5 11.38
NBC Hannibal 1.1/4 2.76

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," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.0/4; "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 1.4/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) trailed CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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


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