TV Ratings Friday: 'Kitchen Nightmares' Premieres WAY Down +'Grimm' & 'CSI:NY' Up, 'Nikita', 'Fringe' & 'Shark Tank' Slip + 'Mockingbird Lane' Special Ain't Too Shabby

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October 27th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.6/5 1.5/5 1.3/4 0.9/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.330 6.027 9.375 6.027 0.996

NBC was number one in adults 18-49, while CBS was on top in total viewers.

On ABC, Shark Tank garnered 1.8, down two tenths from last week's series high 2.0  adults 18-49 rating.  All Access With Katie Couric earned a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. 20/20 was flat with last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Kitchen Nightmares earned a 0.9 for its season premiere. That's WAY down from last year's premiere, which notched a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Fringe earned a 0.9, down a tenth from its last original's 1.0

On CBS, CSI: NY earned a 1.4, up two tenths from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Blue Bloods scored a 1.4, up a tenths from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, the Mockingbird Lane one-off special earned a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too optimistic.  Grimm notched a 1.9, up four tenths from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Dateline NBC earned a 1.5, up two tenths from last week's 1.3 rating.

On the CW, America’s Next Top Model garnered a  0.4 adults 18-49 rating, down from last week's 0.6 rating. Nikita fell a tenth to a 0.2, after last week's 0.3 premiere rating.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, October 26, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 1.8 6 6.752
NBC Mockingbird Lane -S 1.5 5 5.435
CBS NCIS -R 1.0 3 7.353
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 0.9 3 2.671
CW America's Next Top Model 0.4 1 1.138
9:00PM NBC Grimm 1.9 6 6.007
ABC All Access Nashville With Katie Couric 1.4 4 5.545
CBS CSI: NY 1.4 4 9.965
FOX Fringe 0.9 3 2.638
CW Nikita 0.2 1 0.793
10:00 PM NBC Dateline NBC 1.5 5 4.547
ABC 20/20 1.4 4 5.786
CBS Blue Bloods 1.4 5 10.806


via press note:

In late-night metered-market households Friday night: 

*	In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The
Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.0/7; CBS's "Late Show with David
Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.5/8; and "Jimmy
Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.  

*	In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2;
"Nightline," 1.1/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

*	At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in
metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
Ferguson" (1.2/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) trailed "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

*	At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in
metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49
in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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

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


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  • marty

    I think they waited too long to put Kitchen Nightmares back on and people got used to watching Shark Tank in that time period.

  • The Old Woman

    I feel that Grimm may be adjusted down. Quite a few folks could not watch it as some local show was running on their channel after mockingbird lane and Grimm is said to air on Saturday night. So that may have a big effect.

  • Matt

    and I thought Monday was a bad night for the CW….wow….lucky they have Arrow this season or it was be an awful season for them

  • simon

    nikita is the shame of the cw.
    is very pathetic… 0.2 really? hahahaha

  • Agnes

    Yeah, NBC did win 4 nights out of 6. They really need to do something about Wednesday and Thursday!

  • rob60990

    Not bad for Mockingbird Lane. It really boosted Grimm.

    Shark Tank back to normal but still strong.

    Theres no reason for me to trash Nikita. That beautiful .2 rating speaks for itself. :D

  • Julia

    omg Nikita :O

  • Buddy

    Come on, Mockingbird had a better demo score than CSI: NY, Blue Bloods, and most other Friday competition. How is that not strong enough to bear consideration? NBC should really turn this into a regular series. There is obviously plenty of fan interest and they already have proof it can perform decently in the difficult Friday slot.

  • John A

    At this rate Nikita will get pulled by week 5 or 6 if not sooner.

  • Tony ^_^

    Wow! Great for “Grimm”! Halloween Episode = Big Ratings (for Friday that is)! :D

    Wow. What happened to “Kitchen Nightmares”?

    And I still can’t agree with those who say that “Nikita” will get a 4th season. A 0.2 is bad… :o

  • Greg

    That was quite good for Mockingbird Lane. Hopefully NBC order a 6-episode season for midseason, but I doubt it (which’s a shame, because I would definitely watch more).

    0.2 is what Nikita was doing on summer repeats! I honestly can’t see a Syndication renewal for this show unless it rebounds to a 0.4 when it gets paired to Cult or Arrow repeats. Only a few HBO or Showtime comedies perform this badly.

  • viewer-x

    Nikita’s horrible ratings make me wonder by what episode it will actually hit 0.0.

  • fra

    THEY NEED TO MOVE NIKITA. End of the STORY, it’s doing so BADLY because of the TERRIBLE timeslot. WHY ON EARTH, they didn’t try to put it back at 8, or replace Emily owens with it?!?!?!? THEY ruined the ratings of the show DAMN IT.

    Grimm at 1.9 O.o O.O…. ML premiered just with good numbers. If it is adjusted up, to a 1.6 maybe they will think about a short order

  • Yam

    Cancel the Nikita please .It is getting embarrassing

  • Pete

    Did Nikita do better at 8pm last season?

  • Tony ^_^

    Unless “Fringe” or “Kitchen Nightmares” skewed really old, I don’t think FOX averaged 6 million viewers last night… ;)

  • were123

    I never thought Kitchen Nightmares would get a 0.9! That’s shocking!
    Mockingbird Lane fared well, but I don’t think NBC will order a series. A shame considering that it boosted Grimm to victory and they could be a great pair (although I don’t watch Grimm).
    As for Fringe, it’s sad that sometimes people tune out for the best episodes, but whatever, ratings doesn’t matter anymore and I can enjoy it with ease :)

  • SJ

    There’s no way Nikita gets a fourth season. As a matter of fact, I expect this season’s order to be slashed and for the show to conclude before February sweeps. This is really embarrassing for the CW.

    Mockingbird Lane did OK. I don’t know if that warrants a series order. I hope it does. Television needs more Bryan Fuller. Great ratings for Grimm, I bet those two would make a good one-two punch on “genre Fridays”.

    And Fox’s inexplicable ratings slippage continues. Kitchen Nightmares probably won’t return next season. Ramsay has three more shows on Fox and KN isn’t even airing in the UK anymore.

    Blue Bloods and CSI: NY are hanging in there. If only they’d go up to a 1.5…

  • Alex

    The saddest thing about Nikita’s rating is that it’s better than most of the other shows on the CW. It just doesn’t fit their viewers.

  • Tom

    poor nikita.

    absolutely love the show but those ratings suck. It got high for repeats earlier this year.

    At this point I think CW will either have to move it or cancel it, there’s no point leaving it where it is.

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