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Primetime Ratings, Friday, 5/9/14


Hannibal (NBC)


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

After a long day of cancel/renew announcements, audiences failed to turn out in droves for Friday's new programming. Freshly renewed reality series 'Shark Tank' plunged four tenths to a 1.9, although it still soundly won the night in the demos. '20/20' also dropped, decreasing one tenth to a 1.6.

The drops continued, with 'Unforgettable's season finale dipping two tenths to a 0.8. 'Hawaii Five-0's finale bumped up one tenth to a 1.3, while 'Blue Bloods' finale fell one tenth to a 1.4. NBC's 'Dateline' matched last week's 1.2. 'Grimm' also matched last week, earning a 1.3.

While 'Community,' NBC's critically acclaimed comedy with a passionate internet fanbase, didn't survive the Peacock's end of season bloodletting, NBC's critically acclaimed drama 'Hannibal' did. Once again, it pays to be a dirt cheap to license international co-production.

Speaking of network TV's resident cannibalistic serial killer, he dipped two tenths to a 0.7, although it quite obviously doesn't matter much at this point. The CW's 'Whose Line Is It Anyway' finally had an at least somewhat positive week, rising one tenth to a 0.5. 'Hart of Dixie' rose a tenth to a 0.3.

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


NBC - Dateline (N) - 1.2 - 5 - 5.58

ABC - Shark Tank (R) - 1.0 - 4 - 4.70

CBS - Unforgettable (Season Finale) - 0.8 - 3 - 7.26

CW - Whose Line is it Anyway? (N) - 0.5 - 2 - 1.45

FOX - 24: Live Another Day (R) - 0.3 - 1 - 1.34


CW - Whose Line is it Anyway? (R) - 0.4 - 2 - 1.12


ABC - Shark Tank (N) - 1.9 - 7 - 7.40

CBS - Hawaii Five-0 (Season Finale) - 1.3 - 5 - 9.21

NBC - Grimm (N) - 1.3 - 4 - 4.78

CW - Hart of Dixie (N) - 0.3 - 1 - 0.76


ABC - 20/20 (N) - 1.6 - 5 - 6.31

CBS - Blue Bloods (Season Finale) - 1.4 - 5 - 11.78

NBC - Hannibal (N) - 0.7 - 2 - 1.95

Source: Nielsen Media Research


Brace yourself faithful readers, as Primetime Prognostication is about to do some house cleaning. With cancellation/renewal decisions for every scripted broadcast network show now in, every show that has already aired all its episodes for this season is being removed from its network's respective section, to make room for soon to premiere summer series.

As further shows end their seasons, they too will be removed from their corresponding sections. I've also cleaned up and updated my final prediction stats chart for the 2013-2014 TV season, which can be viewed at the bottom. That will stay put until the end of May. I will continue to make predictions for all scripted summer programs, and start the whole thing over in the fall.

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.)


Unforgettable - Renewed (No Prediction Made) Season Finale: 5/9/14

Hawaii Five-0 - Renewed (Correctly Predicted) Season Finale: 5/9/14

Blue Bloods - Renewed (Correctly Predicted) Season Finale: 5/9/14

The CW

Hart of Dixie - Renewed (Correctly Predicted) Season Finale: 5/16/14


Grimm - Renewed (Correctly Predicted) Season Finale: 5/16/14

Hannibal - Renewed (Correctly Predicted) Season Finale: 5/23/14

Final 2013-2014 Season Prediction Stats

ABC - Correct: 17, Incorrect: 2, Ineligible: 5



Castle, The Goldbergs, Grey's Anatomy, Last Man Standing, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Middle, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Resurrection, Revenge, Scandal





Mind Games, Mixology, The Neighbors, OUaT in Wonderland, Super Fun Night, Trophy Wife



Ineligible - Decided Prior to Primetime Prognostication's Debut

The Assets, Back in the Game, Betrayal, Killer Women, Lucky 7

CBS - Correct: 18, Incorrect: 2, Ineligible: 2



2 Broke Girls, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI, Elementary, The Good Wife
Hawaii Five-0, The Millers, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest, Two and a Half Men


The Mentalist, Mom

Ineligible - Decided Prior to Primetime Prognostication's Debut




Bad Teacher, The Crazy Ones, Friends with Better Lives, Hostages, Intelligence

Ineligible - Decided Prior to Primetime Prognostication's Debut

We Are Men

CW - Correct: 5, Incorrect: 1, Ineligible: 5



The 100, Hart of Dixie


Beauty and the Beast

Ineligible - Decided Prior to Primetime Prognostication's Debut

Arrow, The Originals, Reign, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries



The Carrie Diaries, Star-Crossed, The Tomorrow People

FOX - Correct: 8, Incorrect: 2, Ineligible: 7



Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl


The Following, The Mindy Project

Ineligible - Decided Prior to Primetime Prognostication's Debut

Bob's Burgers, Bones, Family Guy, Glee, Sleepy Hollow, The Simpsons



Almost Human, Dads, Enlisted, Raising Hope, Rake, Surviving Jack

Ineligible - Decided Prior to Primetime Prognostication's Debut

American Dad (Moving to TBS)

NBC - Correct: 11, Incorrect: 2, Ineligible: 5



About a Boy, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Grimm, Hannibal
Law & Order: SVU, Parenthood, Parks and Recreation

Ineligible - Decided Prior to Primetime Prognostication's Debut

The Blacklist



Believe, Crisis, Dracula, Revolution


Community, Growing Up Fisher

Ineligible - Decided Prior to Primetime Prognostication's Debut

Ironside, The Michael J. Fox Show, Sean Saves the World, Welcome to the Family

Overall Stats - Correct: 60, Incorrect: 9, Ineligible: 24

Final Accuracy Rate: 87%

- CW

Written by: msd85
May 12th, 2014, 11:29 am

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Message Posted On May 13th, 2014, 1:04 am

Thanks for the kind words, and yes, the Prognostications will start right away next season.


Message Posted On May 12th, 2014, 10:07 pm
87% Well done. I would have done a lot worse. Is the Prognosticator going to make his/her predictions earlier next season?
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