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2013-14 Network TV Show Ratings [week 27 update]

TV show ratings for 2013-14 seasonWhich series are doing the best? The worst? Wondering how your favorite TV shows are doing in the ratings? Here are the season average ratings of the 2013-14 network TV shows — through the end of week 27 (Sunday, March 30, 2014).

The averages are based on the final national numbers (live plus same day viewing). The demos are typically reported with one decimal place but I’ve included two for more accurate ranking.

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Here are the up-to-date ratings, broken out by network: ABC | CBS | CW | FOX | NBC

ABC shows (so far): 20/20, America’s Funniest Home Videos, The Assets, The Bachelor, Back in the Game, Betrayal, Castle, Dancing with the Stars, The Goldbergs, The Great Christmas Light Fight, Grey’s Anatomy, Killer Women, Last Man Standing, Lucky 7, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, The Middle, Mixology, Modern Family, Nashville, The Neighbors, Once Upon a Time, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Primetime: What Would You Do?, Resurrection, Revenge, Scandal, Shark Tank, Super Fun Night, The Taste, and Trophy Wife.

CBS shows (so far): 2 Broke Girls, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, The Crazy Ones, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Elementary, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, Hostages, How I Met Your Mother, Intelligence, The Mentalist, Mike & Molly, The Millers, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest, Survivor, Two and a Half Men, Undercover Boss, and We Are Men.

CW shows (so far): Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, The Carrie Diaries, Hart of Dixie, Nikita, The Originals, Reign, Star-Crossed, Supernatural, The Tomorrow People and The Vampire Diaries.

FOX shows (so far): Almost Human, American Dad!, American Idol, Bob’s Burgers, Bones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Dads, Enlisted, Family Guy, The Following, Glee, MasterChef Junior, The Mindy Project, New Girl, Raising Hope, Rake, The Simpsons, Sleepy Hollow, and The X Factor.

NBC shows (so far): American Dream Builders, Believe, The Biggest Loser, The Blacklist, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Community, Crisis. Dateline, Dateline Saturday Night Mystery, Grimm, Growing Up Fisher, Hannibal, Hollywood Game Night, Ironside, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Michael J. Fox Show, Parenthood, Parks and Recreation, Revolution, Sean Saves the World, The Sing-Off, The Voice, and Welcome to the Family.

Keep in mind that the demo numbers are typically what’s most important to advertisers. Therefore, that’s how the networks measure success. Advertisers pay more for ad time on a show that has a higher demo rating. Because older viewers don’t count? No, it’s because younger viewers watch less traditional TV and are harder to reach.

What do you think? Are you surprised by any of the ratings? Which shows should be doing better? Which one do you think will be cancelled next?

 

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Kathleen April 25, 2014 at 6:39 pm

I am Really surprised that Arrow and The Tomorrow People are not doing better in the ratings. They are both really well done shows. The acting on Arrow is excellent Especially Oliver Queen aka The Arrow

Sincerely,

Kathleen Ryan

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Kate Fredericks April 3, 2014 at 5:14 am

And with regard to Person of Interest, I told you so, remember? Your numbers are all over the place since you killed off Carter. Can you right this mistake? I honestly don’t know. I see the numbers are high for the entire 27 week period, but I watched the few weeks since you mindlessly let her go and they HAVE dropped. Considerably. Yes, it is always good to keep the excitement and expectations on edge for a good thriller. Watch The Walking Dead, who killed of THE MOST BELOVED character about 10 weeks ago (Hershel) and you know why it did not move their numbers at all (I err – slightly up), at an average of 12.5 million people/week? Because besides Hershel, there is a very strong beloved cast. We still have Darryl. Carol. Glenn. Maggie. Rick. Michonne. Carl. Judith. And others I’m sure I’m forgetting. (Forgive me) Before you kill off the best character on the show, make sure the rest of the cast is strong enough to fill in that sad hole. Jim Caviezel and Michael Emmerson are wonderful, strong characters. but Lionel, Root and Samantha are still pretty new to have broken out as beloved characters (all apologies to Lionel – he is very good, but just not up to Carter’s level of beautiful character). I’d say bring Carter back (and watching tv for over 50 years, it COULD happen, which will probably push your numbers through the roof!!!) But I’m thinking this isn’t happening. Good luck to you CBS. Enjoy your position highly right now. With NBC’s The Blacklist, and if they get more great shows, YOU will soon be #2. That would have bothered me two years ago. But things have changed. YOU have changed and not for the better. (Taking off the top 15 CSINY? Big mistake) Read this. Take it to your CEO. I honestly think you are losing footing. And now you have one perspective WHY!

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Kate Fredericks April 3, 2014 at 4:37 am

Rose, I could not have said it better. They also renewed Mindy – arguably the most raunchy, egocentric, stupid show on TV – NOT good pop culture for the children today, but Intelligence, a show that had a rough start (which is on them), but is finally finding its footing and looks to me to have amazing potential, is the only CBS show hanging out there on the bubble. CBS? This is a direct plea to you. You misfired this past summer by bullying Time Warner into doing your big, strong, bidding……because you can. Be aware, people like me and Rose and millions more MADE you! You did NOT make yourself. And we are a fickle lot. You might be the big guy on the block today, but I am telling you, as the years roll by, we, the people do and WILL continue to make or break you. Rule of thumb in marketing is,that for every ONE person who cranks like me, there are between 100 – 200 who feel the same way. THIS rule can make or break any company which makes products for the people, including YOU (I know :-0 ). I am asking you, begging you to renew Intelligence. It is a diamond in the rough. If it doesn’t continue to grow and get better next year, you will have followed the people who pay your paycheck’s wishes and I will say cancel it with my blessing. It is my hunch this won’t happen.

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Rose April 2, 2014 at 5:39 am

How can they even consider not renewing great family shows like THE MIDDLE & GROWING UP FISHER? And how can they justify keeping the filth on 2 1/2 men. This show was pretty disgusting when Sheen was the star but NOW…. it’s way past disgusing. Stopped watching when Alan was always in his underwear and his niece appeared out of no where. Nothing funny about this show at all. Yes, I do make a note of who the advertisers are!

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