TV Ratings Friday: 'Shark Tank' Premieres Flat & 'America's Next Top Model' Hits Cycle High + 'Touch' Bonus Episode Fizzles

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September 15th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.8/6 0.9/3 0.7/2 0.7/2 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 5.923
3.130 4.614 3.035 1.12

ABC won the night in adults 18-49 and total viewers.

On ABC, the season premiere of Shark Tank earned a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, even with its season 3 premiere. The season premiere of Primetime: What Would You Do? earned a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, and 20/20 scored a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, up from last week's 1.2 rating.

On NBC, Dateline was even with last week's  0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, America's Next Top Model garnered a season high 0.7 adults 18-49 rating, up a tenth from last week's 0.6 among adults 18-49.

On FOX, an "extra episode" of Touch earned a 0.7 18-49 rating, down six tenths from last year's season finale.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, September 14, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 1.7 7 6.303
NBC Guys With Kids -R 1.0 4 3.298
CW America's Next Top Model 0.7 3 1.504
CBS Undercover Boss -R 0.7 3 4.186
FOX Touch 0.7 3 2.943
8:30 PM NBC Go On -R 1.0 4 3.06
9:00PM ABC What Would You Do? 1.7 6 5.395
CBS CSI: NY -R 0.7 2 4.73
FOX Bones -R 0.7 2 3.127
NBC Grimm -R 0.7 2 2.426
CW Nikita -R 0.3 1 0.742
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.8 6 6.125
NBC Dateline NBC 0.9 3 3.786
CBS Blue Bloods -R 0.7 2 4.927


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

Friday's Ratings Via TV Media Insights

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.


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  • Dennis

    BAHAHAHAHA Touch!!!!! ROFL

  • Norman

    Good hold for ANTM. Might be a solid Friday option (at least in the fall)

  • Dennis

    America’s Next Top Model gave FLOPKITA a Slight boost

  • JR

    The table reads 1.7 for Shark Tank.

    In any event, ST has turned into a pretty solid performer for Friday nights. Shark Barbara also appeared on What Would You Do.

  • John A

    Thats all i thought Touch would get. Part of me expected a 0.5. Go On did well for NBC. Nice to see Top Model do well. Not even the proper season and it got a good rating by CW standards.

  • John A

    Lol Nikita hate already starting.

  • s0303

    not sure many people knew touch was new yesterday…i didn’t find out til i was on here yesterday…

    antm is getting supernatural ratings on friday :)

  • Jamie

    Well done to The CW for coming joint third.
    0.7 is solid, even if it’s adjusted down, a 0.6 is solid and already better than most Nikita’s fall episodes. So a good move from the net.

    Hope Nikita does well at 9:00PM. Hoping for a 0.6 for the premiere!

  • rob60990

    Great night for ABC. Hope Shark Tank adjusts up since it ran until 901.

    ANTM really helped being moved to Fridays. If it can keep it up there may just be another cycle.

    Lmao at Touch. Guys With Kids repeated well.

  • Dennis


    lol – “Hoping for a 0.6 for the Premiere”


    Such low expectations

  • John A

    Considering Nikita got 0.4 for its last 6 episodes CW would be happy for a 0.6 for Nikita Premiere.

  • Tristan

    And Nikit is a freaking repeat. That just shows how pathetic the haters are

  • RJ

    Wow, Guys with Kids didn’t repeat too bad.

    Great start for Shark Tank.

    Americas Next Top Model is doing pretty well.

  • CrimTV

    WOW Never expected ANTM to tie loads of other programming

  • iggy

    There, 0.7 is a flop, folks, not 3.0+.

  • Amy

    What? A CW show beat FOX when they are both airing new episodes? Has that ever happened before? Not good for Touch.

    Nice to see the Grimm repeat go to 0.7 from the 0.5’s it’s been getting. The NBC comedies seem to be repeating well on a Friday as well.

  • Greg

    ANTM might actually resurrect from the dead and warrant itself a new cycle on midseason, after all. Good for the CW.

  • Tristan

    It gets the same as other repeats on cw and nikita does that same ratings in repeat on fridays. So what are the haters crowing about is beyond me

  • Clarke

    Anyone else shocked at how well Guys With Kids did ? It really should be on Fridays, it has a TGIF vibe to it. Actually, it seems more like an ABC show than an NBC one (it would have paired nicely with Malibu Country/Last Man Standing.

  • thesnowleopard

    And probably even those aren’t realistic, since the show was getting 0.4s in the spring.

    ANTM’s doing pretty well, though. I expect that will get a spring cycle unless it drops.

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