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Friday Final TV Ratings: 'Dateline' Adjusted Down

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June 18th, 2012

Dateline was the only non-repeat program adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Friday's preliminary ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, June 15, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM ABC Countdown to Niagra: Greatest Megastunts 1.2 5 5.690
CBS Undercover Boss -R 0.9 4 4.670
NBC Whitney -R 0.5 3 1.890
FOX House -R 0.6 3 1.950
CW Nikita -R 0.2 1 0.700
8:30 PM NBC Community -R 0.5 2 1.400
9:00PM ABC Megastunts: Highwire over Niagra Falls - Live 2.5 9 10.260
NBC Dateline NBC (9-11 PM) 1.1 4 4.650
CBS CSI: NY -R 0.7 2 4.340
FOX Bones -R 0.6 2 2.240
CW Supernatural -R 0.3 1 0.720
10:00PM CBS Blue Bloods -R 0.6 2 4.860

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • Tessa

    @The-ExtinctLeopard

    “What I find hilarious is how The CW loves to use Supernatural and then dump it right after. I mean they did the same thing in 2009 to launch Vampire Diaries and then they shipped it off to Friday; and if I remember correctly, SPN was CWs 2nd highest rated show in 2009 as well.”

    What are you talking about? Who is The CW exactly? Dawn Ostroff, who was the head of CW in 2009, shipped Supernatural – and Smallville – to Friday because she wanted to rebrand her network as the W 18-34 channel and get rid of all the old WB shows. Even then both shows were performing well so the only way to phase them out was to dump them on Friday. She was lucky Tom Welling wanted out so Smallville could end but Supernatural had staying power and in the end, beat all her signature shows except TVD. The new CW head is the one who has moved Supernatural to Wednesday, and not just to use it to launch Arrow but to have something on a prime night that could actually draw some decent ratings. If Arrow does well they will use it next season to launch something else, but that’s as far as we know. Whether they’ll move Arrow to a new night, or Supernatural to a new night, or keep them paired for a super Wednesday is left to be seen. Considering season 9 is a guaranty and season 10 possibly the last, I wouldn’t sweat it even if they moved it to Friday again. And by then Nikita will be long gone.

  • The-ExtinctLeopard

    “Whether they’ll move Arrow to a new night, or Supernatural to a new night, or keep them paired for a super Wednesday is left to be seen.”

    Don’t be so sure, Season 9 could easily be the last for Supernatural ;). And if Arrow is the next hit, it’s obvious they won’t move it; Supernatural will me moved.

    “Considering season 9 is a guaranty and season 10 possibly the last, I wouldn’t sweat it even if they moved it to Friday again. And by then Nikita will be long gone.”

    I’m cool with Nikita having 3-4 Seasons. I got all my satisfaction the day Mark Pedowitz renewed Nikita that Friday. It shows that he cares for quality programming. We may not have a rabid fanbase like Supernatural, but we do have a small loyal one that finds the show every Friday. I’d rather have 3-4 Seasons of a quality show instead of 5 Seasons of utter crap-that’s what Supernatural has become. It should have ended after Season 5.

  • MJDB

    Friday Final Averages

    Million Viewers = 4.16 Million Viewers
    18-49 Demo Average = 0.9 Average

  • Tessa

    @The-ExtinctLeopard

    “I’d rather have 3-4 Seasons of a quality show,”

    a) Quality is subjective.
    b) Only ratings matter.

    “instead of 5 Seasons of utter crap-that’s what Supernatural has become.”

    a) Quality is subjective.
    b) Only ratings matter.

    “It should have ended after Season 5.”

    And I got all my satisfaction when it didn’t, and again when it got renewed for an 8th season without a final season announcement. ;)

    Also if Pedowitz is willing to renew Nikita with those numbers because he’s a fan of the show Supernatural has a long way to go down before he decides to axe it, and I don’t see that happening in season 8.

  • Lion

    Tessa you and snow are living proof that some supernatural fans are immature jerks starting fights with fans of other shows. Tessa with Nikita being renewed for a full 3rd season is practically a guarantee for a 4th even more. We All know how wrong you were with Nikita this year. You know nothing!

  • thesnowleopard

    @Tessa
    We seem to have some new folks (and the return of Bondoel) who don’t understand that the audience numbers don’t matter. It’s the demo. And other show repeats getting low demos have been replaced by new programming on the CW this show. Yes, that could even include TVD’s repeats, if they drop low enough. The CW has done this before, so it’s hardly outside the realm of possibility. 0.2 in June just isn’t great.

    And the summer repeat numbers have no effect whatsoever on the status of already-renewed shows come fall. Therefore, crowing over Nikita getting a totally pointless higher audience number than SPN for one week won’t change SPN’s move to Wednesdays or Nikita’s move to the 9pm death slot come fall. But I guess some must get in their last hurrah before the two shows detach for good.

    The whackadoo fairy dust levels are rather high in the site this summer.

  • Lion

    Thats coming from you the wackiest of them all ;-)

  • The-ExtinctLeopard

    “Tessa you and snow are living proof that some supernatural fans are immature jerks starting fights with fans of other shows.”

    GOSPEL!

    “We seem to have some new folks (and the return of Bondoel) who don’t understand that the audience numbers don’t matter. It’s the demo.”

    I would normally say thank you for the warm welcome, but your b****y attitude is appalling.

    “And other show repeats getting low demos have been replaced by new programming on the CW this show. Yes, that could even include TVD’s repeats, if they drop low enough. The CW has done this before, so it’s hardly outside the realm of possibility. 0.2 in June just isn’t great.”

    As far as I can see, The CW will replace repeats of Vampire Diaries, Nikita and even your baby “Supernatural” when the other two remaining reality programs join the lineup. But as of now, they have to air repeats of something don’t they?

    “And the summer repeat numbers have no effect whatsoever on the status of already-renewed shows come fall. Therefore, crowing over Nikita getting a totally pointless higher audience number than SPN for one week won’t change SPN’s move to Wednesdays or Nikita’s move to the 9pm death slot come fall. But I guess some must get in their last hurrah before the two shows detach for good.”

    So if it’s that pointless to you, then why do you feel the need to post about Nikita’s drop in the Final ratings chart and start crowing about The CW replacing it with repeats of something else? Especially when every other show has been repeating just as bad? Not to mention new episodes of the latest reality garbage CW has to offer performing worse that repeats of Nikita. What really is your point?!

    “The whackadoo fairy dust levels are rather high in the site this summer.”

    That’s funny because I didn’t see any craziness here until you showed up. ;)

  • The-ExtinctLeopard

    “Thats coming from you the wackiest of them all”

    :D :D :D :D

  • thesnowleopard

    @Lion/The-ExtinctLeopard

    Bondoel, are you and your sockpuppet engaging in public mutual wank again?

  • The-ExtinctLeopard

    @thesnowleopard

    Aww what’s the matter? Did I make you that upset that you’re resorting to insults?

    Do grow up. ;)

  • Tabacha

    @ “The-ExtinctLeopard”

    Aww what’s the matter? Did I make you that upset that you’re resorting to insults?

    Do grow up.

    The irony. Mindboggling.

  • Lion

    Hey i think you should go back and see who really started throwing the mudd here then you would see that the immature brat is none other than snowleopard the obnoxious supernatural fan and not Nikita fans. Last week when Nikita beat Supernatural we didnt say anything bad about supernatural keep that in mind so who needs to grow up again certainly not the Nikita fans we behaved but if someone throws mudd at our show for no good reason of course we throw back.

  • thesnowleopard

    @Tabacha

    Mindboggling and subconscious, to boot.

    Guess I struck a nerve.

    Sounds more and more like Bondoel with every sockpuppet-y insult.

  • The-ExtinctLeopard

    Lol, the fangirls are coming out one by one! Looks like I’m the one who struck a nerve. ;)

  • Tabacha

    @TheSnowLeopard

    Yes, Lion is most likely Mikey. I’m not sure that I think The-ExtinctLeopard is Mikey, but they’re definitely a sockpuppet of someone else from here.

    @Extinct

    Looks like I’m the one who struck a nerve. ;)

    It’s the little things in life, isn’t it?

  • reggie

    Gee, i’m glad i don’t watch either Supernatural or Nitkita. Both are low-rated and gets beaten by nbc. now that’s low

  • Tessa

    “Hey i think you should go back and see who really started throwing the mudd here.”

    Lets see how it started.

    thesnowleopard:Yikes, Nikita. But it doesn’t really matter. At the worst, if the repeats do poorly enough, the CW will just replace them with something else for the rest of the summer. But the show will still be back in the fall.

    Lion: Wow some supernatural fans is the biggest jerks.

    The-ExtinctLeopard : Because the snowleopard is mentally disturbed.

    I now see that the mud sliding was totally thesnowleopard’s fault. Supernatural fans are so immature and rude to fans of other shows. And it can’t possibly be that she’s a fan of Nikita too and the numbers simply worried her.

    End Sarcasm

    Real glad for the Wednesday move now. At least we won’t have to put up with THIS anymore.

  • Lion

    Like i said it was an immature supernatural fan that started this whole thing. But what else can expect from crazy people. If you look at All the reruns than anyone can see that the stab at Nikita was totally uncalled for when the other the other shows perform even worse than Nikita.

  • The-ExtinctLeopard

    Real glad for the Wednesday move now. At least we won’t have to put up with THIS anymore.

    ^^^^^^^

    My life would be so much better if you actually do this, but I have a strong feeling I’ll be seeing you two when Nikita returns this fall on the Friday threads.

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