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Primetime Ratings, Friday, 4/4/14

 

Raising Hope

 

ABC won the 18-49 demo race, while CBS drew the most total viewers.

'Last Man Standing' stayed within its usual range, matching last week's 1.4. 'The Neighbors' fell two tenths to a 0.9, reversing the sophomore comedy's surprising 1.1 surge from last week. 'Shark Tank' dipped a single tenth, posting a 2.0. Despite the drop, 'Tank' still easily won the night among adults 18-49. '20/20' finished things by rising one tenth to a 1.5.

'Unforgettable' returned to air the second half of its second season (which some sites are erroneously referring to as Season 3) to the tune of a 0.9, down one tenth from what its last new outing earned back in September. In case anyone forgot, 'Unforgettable' has already been renewed for a 13-episode third season that will premiere in the summer. 'Hawaii Five-0' continued the Eye's night by coming in even with last week's 1.4. 'Blue Bloods' followed that by rising a tenth to a 1.5.

'Dateline' plunged down four tenths to a 1.1 for NBC. 'Grimm' also dropped, decreasing one tenth to a 1.4. 'Hannibal' ended the Peacock's night on another down note, falling two tenths to a 0.8. The series finale double shot of FOX's 'Raising Hope' rose one tenth to a pair of matching 0.6s. The CW's revival of 'Whose Line Is It Anyway' continues to flounder in Season 2, falling to a 0.4. This is the same show that was getting 0.9s last year. Finally, 'Hart of Dixie' fell to a 0.2, setting a new series low.

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

8PM

ABC - Last Man Standing (N) - 1.4 - 5 - 6.30

NBC - Dateline (N) - 1.1 - 4 - 6.11

CBS - Unforgettable (N) - 0.9 - 4 - 7.32

FOX - Kitchen Nightmares (R) - 0.8 - 3 - 1.97

CW - Whose Line is it Anyway? (N) - 0.4 - 2 - 1.50

8:30PM

ABC - The Neighbors (N) - 0.9 - 3 - 3.87

CW - Whose Line is it Anyway? (R) - 0.4 - 1 - 1.31

9PM

ABC - Shark Tank (N) - 2.0 - 6 - 7.49

CBS - Hawaii Five-0 (N) - 1.4 - 5 - 9.67

NBC - Grimm (N) - 1.4 - 5 - 4.89

FOX - Raising Hope (N) - 0.6 - 2 - 1.60

CW - Hart of Dixie (N) - 0.2 - 1 - 0.73

9:30PM

FOX - Raising Hope (Series Finale) - 0.6 - 2 - 1.52

10PM

CBS - Blue Bloods (N) - 1.5 - 5 - 11.69

ABC - 20/20 (N) - 1.5 - 5 - 6.49

NBC - Hannibal (N) - 0.8 - 3 - 2.18

Source: Nielsen Media Research

PRIMETIME PROGNOSTICATION

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.

ABC

Last Man Standing - Guaranteed Renewal

The Neighbors - Guaranteed Cancellation

CBS

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 - Likely Renewal

FOX

Rake - Guaranteed Cancellation

Enlisted - Guaranteed Cancellation

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

NBC

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

Hannibal - Likely Renewal

Prediction Stats

Shows correctly predicted (so far) - 22
ABC - Mind Games, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
CBS - 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
FOX - Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, Raising Hope
NBC - Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Grimm, Parks and Recreation

Shows incorrectly predicted (so far) - 3 - The Following, The Mindy Project, Mom

Current accuracy rate: 88%


Details
Network:
- FOX
- ABC
- CBS
- CW
- NBC

Written by: msd85
Apr 7th, 2014, 2:48 pm

Images courtesy of FOX

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