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Primetime Ratings, Friday, 5/2/14



ABC picked up the 18-49 demo win, while CBS drew the most total viewers.

A 'Shark Tank' special entitled "Swimming with Sharks" earned a 1.5, topping 'Last Man Standing's usual performance in the time period. The special was followed by a regular episode of 'Tank,' which shot up five tenths to a 2.3, setting a new season high for the reality program. '20/20' (which featured an interview with Donald Sterling squeeze V. Staviano) rose three tenths to a 1.7.

The Eye had a fairly good night, with 'Unforgettable' starting things off by rising one tenth to a 1.0. Lead-out 'Hawaii' Five-0' then dipped a tenth to a 1.2, but 'Blue Bloods' turned the tide back around, rising a tenth to a 1.5. 'Dateline' matched last week's 1.1 for the Peacock.

'Grimm' did its lead-in one better, increasing a single tenth to a 1.3. 'Hannibal' kept things steady, matching last week's 0.9. Considering that 'Hannibal' is actually doing slightly better now than at this point last spring, I'll be outright shocked if it doesn't get a third season.

Two new hours of 'Kitchen Nightmares' posted a 0.9 and 0.8 respectively, down considerably from last week's 1.0 and 1.2. 'Whose Line Is It Anyway's rise proved brief, with the improv series dropping back down to a 0.4. As if that wasn't bad enough, 'Hart of Dixie' matched its series low of 0.2. I still think it'll get renewed for syndication reasons, but just barely.

Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions


ABC - Shark Tank: Swimming With Sharks (N) - 1.5 - 6 - 6.02

NBC - Dateline (N) - 1.1 - 5 - 5.96

CBS - Unforgettable (N) - 1.0 - 4 - 7.59

FOX - Kitchen Nightmares (N) - 0.9 - 3 - 2.43

CW - Whose Line is it Anyway? (N) - 0.4 - 2 - 1.17


CW - Whose Line is it Anyway? (R) - 0.3 - 1 - 0.99


ABC - Shark Tank (N) - 2.3 - 8 - 8.33

NBC - Grimm (N) - 1.3 - 5 - 4.93

CBS - Hawaii Five-0 (N) - 1.2 - 4 - 8.77

FOX - Kitchen Nightmares (N) - 0.8 - 3 - 2.56

CW - Hart of Dixie (N) - 0.2 - 1 - 0.66


ABC - 20/20 (N) - 1.7 - 5 - 7.13

CBS - Blue Bloods (N) - 1.5 - 5 - 11.59

NBC - Hannibal (N) - 0.9 - 4 - 2.28

Source: Nielsen Media Research


The five main factors I consider when making a prediction are thus:

1. Does the show win its timeslot, and how often? (CW shows are exempt from this criteria.)

2. How do the show's ratings compare to similar programs on the same network? (Self explanatory.)

3. How long has the show been on the air? (Veteran series are always more likely to get renewed.)

4. Does the show have any high-profile leads? (Never discount star power.)

5. How much does the show cost to make? (Approximately, exact TV budgets are hard to come by.)

Note: Ratings expectations for shows airing on Friday night are generally lower.


Last Man Standing - Guaranteed Renewal Renewed 5/10/14 *Correct Prediction

The Neighbors - Guaranteed Cancellation Canceled 5/8/14 *Correct Prediction


Unforgettable - Already Renewed

Hawaii Five-0 - Guaranteed Renewal Renewed 3/13/14 *Correct Prediction

Blue Bloods - Guaranteed Renewal Renewed 3/13/14 *Correct Prediction

The CW

Hart of Dixie - Guaranteed Renewal Renewed 5/8/14 *Correct Prediction

The Carrie Diaries - Guaranteed Cancellation Canceled 5/8/14 *Correct Prediction


Rake - Guaranteed Cancellation Canceled 5/7/14 *Correct Prediction

Enlisted - Guaranteed Cancellation Canceled 5/7/14 *Correct Prediction

Raising Hope - Guaranteed Cancellation Canceled 3/10/14 *Correct Prediction


Grimm - Guaranteed Renewal Renewed 3/19/14 *Correct Prediction

Hannibal - Guaranteed Renewal Renewed 5/9/14 *Correct Prediction

Dracula - Guaranteed Cancellation Canceled 5/10/14 *Correct Prediction

Prediction Stats

Shows correctly predicted - 59

ABC - 17

Castle (R), The Goldbergs (R), Grey's Anatomy (R), Last Man Standing (R)
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (R), The Middle (R), Mind Games (C), Mixology (C), Modern Family (R)
The Neighbors (C), Once Upon a Time (R), Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (C), Resurrection (R)
Revenge (R), Scandal (R), Super Fun Night (C), Trophy Wife (C)

CBS - 18

2 Broke Girls (R), Bad Teacher (C), The Big Bang Theory (R), Blue Bloods (R), The Crazy Ones (C)
Criminal Minds (R), CSI (R), Elementary (R), Friends with Better Lives (C), The Good Wife (R)
Hawaii Five-0 (R), Hostages (C), Intelligence (C), The Millers (R), NCIS (R), NCIS: Los Angeles (R)
Person of Interest (R), Two and a Half Men (R)

CW - 5

The 100 (R), The Carrie Diaries (C), Hart of Dixie (R), Star-Crossed (C), The Tomorrow People (C)

FOX - 8

Almost Human (C), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (R), Dads (C), Enlisted (C), New Girl (R), Raising Hope (C)
Rake (C), Surviving Jack (C)

NBC - 11

About a Boy (R), Believe (C), Chicago Fire (R), Chicago P.D. (R), Crisis (C), Dracula (C), Grimm (R)
Hannibal (R), Law & Order: SVU (R), Parks and Recreation (R), Revolution (C)

Shows incorrectly predicted - 9

Beauty and the Beast (R), Community (C), The Following (R), Growing Up Fisher (C), The Mentalist (R)
The Mindy Project (R), Mom (R), Nashville (R), Suburgatory (C)

Current accuracy rate: 87%

Shows that were renewed or canceled prior to 'Primetime Prognostication's debut - 24

ABC - The Assets (C), Back in the Game (C), Betrayal (C), Killer Women (C), Lucky 7 (C)
CBS - Unforgettable (R), We Are Men (C)
CW - Arrow (R), The Originals (R), Reign (R), Supernatural (R), The Vampire Diaries (R)
FOX - American Dad (C by FOX, R by TBS), Bob's Burgers (R), Bones (R), Family Guy (R), Glee (R), Sleepy Hollow (R), The Simpsons (R)
NBC - The Blacklist (R), Ironside (C), The Michael J. Fox Show (C), Sean Saves the World (C), Welcome to the Family (C)

- CW

Written by: Michael Stevenson
May 5th, 2014, 8:41 am

Images courtesy of NBC


Message Posted On May 9th, 2014, 6:45 am
Yihaaaa. Extra Extra, read all about it!NBC have renewed Hannibal for Season 3!
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