Scoreboard CBS ABC FOX NBC CW x
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.3/4 1.3/5 1.2/4 0.9/3 0.4/1 x
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share x x x x x x
Total Viewers (million) 9.24 5.62 2.93 3.72 1.30 x

ABC and CBS tied for  was number one in adults 18-49, but CBS was on top with total viewers.

On CBS, Unforgettable garnered a 1.0, up a tenth from last week’s 0.9  adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Five-0 earned a 1.3, down a tenth from last week’s  1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Blue Bloods  matched last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Last Man Standing garnered a 1.1, down three tenths from last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. The Neighbors season (series?) finale earned a 0.8, down a tenth from last week’s 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Shark Tank notched a 1.6, down four tenths from last week’s 2.0 adults 18-49 rating (and down a single tenth from Thursday’s special airing). 20/20 scored a  1.4, down a tenth from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, the seventh season premiere of Kitchen Nightmares earned a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating at 8PM. A second episode earned a 1.1 at 9PM. Both are up from the sixth season premiere, which earned a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. 

On NBC, a special about the Boston Marathon bombings notched a 0.7, down  from the 1.1 that Dateline earned in the hour last week. Grimm scored a 1.2, down two tenths from last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.  Hannibal matched last week’s 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW,  Whose Line Is It Anyway matched last week’s 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. Hart of Dixie earned a 0.3, up a tenth from last week’s 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.


Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, April 11, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM FOX Kitchen Nightmares -P 1.2 5 3.02
ABC Last Man Standing 1.1 5 5.57
CBS Unforgettable 1.0 4 7.66
NBC 108 Hours: Inside the Hunt for the Boston Marathon Bombers 0.7 3 3.91
CW Whose Line is it Anyway 0.4 2 1.54
8:30 PM ABC The Neighbors 0.8 3 3.87
CW Whose Line Is it Anyway -R 0.5 2 1.49
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 1.6 6 6.49
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.3 4 9.09
NBC Grimm 1.2 4 4.84
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.1 4 2.84
CW Hart of Dixie 0.3 1 1.08
10:00PM CBS Blue Bloods 1.5 5 10.97
ABC 20/ 20 1.4 5 5.66
NBC Hannibal 0.8 3 2.41

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,” 3.0/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 1.8/5 with an encore delayed by Masters golf coverage; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.2/5 with an encore.


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “Tonight,” 1.1/5; “Late Show,” 0.3/2 with an encore delayed by Masters golf coverage; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.7/3 with an encore.


  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.6/5 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” (1.5/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.0/4 delayed by Masters golf coverage).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped “Late Late Show” (0.2/2 delayed by Masters golf coverage).


  • 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.

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.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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