Friday Final TV Ratings: 'Teachers Rock' & 'Dateline' Adjusted Down Plus Preseason Football Final Numbers

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August 20th, 2012

Teachers Rock was adjusted down a tenth and Dateline was adjusted down two tenths among adults 18-49 versus Friday's preliminary ratings. The final ratings for Friday's NFL Football Preseason are also available below. (Note: Friday's preliminary posting features half hours; these finals are compared to the preliminary program rating.)

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, August 17, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX NFL Football Preseason (8-11:34PM) Live 1.3/5 3.98
ABC Shark Tank - R 1.0/4 3.76
NBC America's Got Talent - R 0.6/3 3.11
CBS Teachers Rock 0.5/2 2.78
CW Nikita - R 0.2/1 0.65
9:00 ABC 20/20 - R 1.3/4 4.84
CBS CSI: NY - R 0.6/2 3.82
NBC Grimm - R 0.5/2 1.88
CW Nikita - R 0.2/1 0.60
10:00 ABC 20/20 - R 1.2/4 4.64
NBC Dateline 1.0/3 4.63
CBS Blue Bloods - R 0.7/2 4.49


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

  • rob60990

    lol where are those that said Nikita would not adjust down???? :D

    Good repeat ratings for Shark Tank & 20/20.

  • Sid

    What’s Teachers Rock? Is that a new CBS reality show?

  • Kyle

    Man ABC does WELL on Fridays honestly.

    Shark Tank holds it’s own and 20/20 manages to always score a 1.5 or above.

  • Mark Wilkins

    the cw numbers were divided by 2, huge adjustment down

  • Brandon

    @rob60990 You are such a Nikita hater. Get over it & get a life guy.

  • Danimals

    I knew Nikita would get adjusted down, but not by that much.

  • Dennis

    haha Nikita did awful as per usual

  • Ultima

    People, you’re all stupid. Nikita ratings are staying the same… Both halfhours were at .4 so Nikita will remain at .4 to the person who said Nikita #’s are too high your dumb.

    Swing and a miss.

  • Colin

    Well, I forgot about football playing on CW

  • Future Failure

    Who cares about Nikita’s ratings the show is in its third season and making CBS a lot of money. If CBS and Warner Bros. doesn’t care why should any of us care what the ratings are?

  • Nick

    Come on! It’s August already. Why aren’t the networks broadcasting the fall shows in their new slots already? Here’s what they should’ve done:

    8: Last Man Standing
    8:30: Modern Family
    9: Shark Tank
    10: new 20/20

    8: CSI: New York
    9: Person of Interest
    10: Blue Bloods

    8: Top Model
    9: Nikita

    8: Touch/Football
    9: Bones/Football

    8: Whitney
    8:30: Community
    9: Grimm
    10: new Dateline

  • Sid


    I can tell you that CW will be airing that schedule starting this Friday.

  • Ultima

    Well, I forgot about football playing on CW


    You wouldn’t have known that people were saying Nikita would drop unless you read the comments, and if you read the comments you would have known that the CW was preempted for football.

    You’re a complete douche and you got called out on it and now you’re just making yourself look worse.

  • Mark Wood

    And CW fans expect more of the same for what two more weeks of preseason. Its simply put the most brutal time of the year for coverage.

    I am very surprised they are starting Top Model. Not that Top Model is a strong show for the CW (it utterly collapsed last season, after having two years where it also dropped very hard). But I would have thought they would have waited until preseason is over just to avoid all the various preemptions. Oh well.

  • thesnowleopard

    Wow. Preemptions galore for the CW. Even so, that’s about what it’s been trending toward all summer.

  • Mark Wood

    Future Failure

    You don’t have any idea on what you are talking about.

    How on Earth is Nikita making CBS a lot of money?

    CBS’ only connection to Nikita is its broadcast on the CW (of which CBS and Warner Brothers share 50/50). The CW is run at a loss. While that doesn’t mean no show actually earns a direct profit for the network it means most don’t. And since Nikita was the lowest earner to get renewed its fairly safe to say that CBS didn’t earn money off of it.

    Well what about US DVD/ Blu-Ray sales which were very disappointing? Well CBS gets none of that revenue, it goes to Warner Brothers as the production company of Nikita? It might have good, average, or poor overseas home markets sales, that data has never been mentioned.

    What about off network syndication? Well that is yet to occur, but if (most likely when) it occurs CBS will earn zero dollars. As the production Company is Warner Brothers who will profit.

    What about overseas broadcasts, of which Nikita does better then average for the CW? CBS again earns nothing from this revenue stream as the production company is Warner Brothers.

    CBS does not, nor is it ever likely to earn any profit off the show Nikita.

  • Ultima

    Come on! It’s August already. Why aren’t the networks broadcasting the fall shows in their new slots already?

    CBS doesn’t have the Friday 8pm hour available for the next two weeks (NFL preseason and Stand Up To Cancer), so I don’t know how you expect them to air CSI: NY there…

    As for ABC, Shark Tank is going to air in the 8pm slot for TWO MONTHS before the sitcoms premiere in November. What exactly is gained by using the November scheduling now and then having to revert back to the current setup in September/October?

    FOX has similar issues as both of those networks; last week and next week, Friday isn’t open (again, NFL and SU2C), then they’re going to actually show a new episode of Touch (the leftover one from season 1), but then Touch is off for a month due to baseball and Kitchen Nightmares.

    Before you criticize the networks’ scheduling, maybe you should actually take a look at their schedules…

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