Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.7/6 1.4/5 1.2/4 0.9/3 0.7/2 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.1/5 0.8/3 0.9/4 0.7/3 0.4/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 9.97 9.97 4.92 2.48 2.60 0.969

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

On ABC, Last Man Standing earned a 1.2, down three tenths from it’s last original’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. The Neighbors earned a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth from its last original’s 1.1.   Shark Tank earned a 2.1, up four tenths from last week’s 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. 20/20 garnered a 1.8, up four tenths from last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Undercover Boss notched a 1.3, down four tenths from its last original’s 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Five-0 earned a 1.4, down four tenths from the 1.8 it earned a month ago Blue Bloods earned a 1.4, down two tenths from the 1.6 it’s last original earned.

On NBC,  Grimm returned to a 1.4, down a tenth from its last original’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. The second season premiere of Hannibal earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. That’s up from last year’s finale (and the four episodes that preceded it), but down from the 1.6 the series premiere earned.  Your predictions were about right! Earlier in the night, Dateline NBC earned a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Enlisted earned a 0.6, down a tenth from its last original’s 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. Raising Hope matched its last original’s 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, February 28, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM CBS Undercover Boss 1.3 5 7.67
NBC Dateline NBC 1.2 4 6.22
ABC Last Man Standing 1.2 5 6.59
FOX Bones -R 0.7 3 3.39
CW Whose Line is it Anyway -R 0.4 2 1.34
9:30 PM ABC The Neighbors 1.0 4 4.52
CW Whose Line Is it Anyway -R 0.5 2 1.43
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 2.1 7 7.83
NBC Grimm 1.4 4 5.19
CBS Hawaii Five-0 1.4 5 10.44
FOX Enlisted 0.6 2 1.84
CW Star-Crossed -R 0.2 1 0.55
9:30PM FOX Raising Hope 0.6 2 1.79
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.8 6 7.33
CBS Blue Bloods 1.4 5 11.80
NBC Hannibal -P 1.1 4 3.35

via NBC press note:

Detailed Friday Late-Night Results in the Metered Markets:


  • In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 3.8/9; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.7/6; 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: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.6/7; “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 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.


  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (2.2/7 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.3/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.9/5 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2).


  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households 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.

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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

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