TV Ratings Friday: 'Last Man Standing' & 'Malibu Country' Debut Strong, 'Shark Tank' Rises at 9PM, 'Grimm' Down, 'Fringe' & 'Nikita' Up

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November 3rd, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.0/6 1.4/4 1.4/5 1.0/3 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 7.036 9.605 5.253 2.767 1.212

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

On ABC, the season premiere of  Last Man Standing garnered a 1.9 up from a 1.7 for its season finale on Tuesday May 8, 2011 but way down from a 3.6 for its series premiere. The series premiere of Malibu Country earned a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were a little pessimistic. It looks like TGIF is back.  Shark Tank’s move to 9PM was a good one. It scored a series high 2.3  adults 18-49 rating up from last week’s 1.8. 20/20 notched a 1.5 up from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, the  telethon Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together,  which was simulcast on numerous cable channels, earned a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.  Grimm notched a  1.8 adults 18-49 rating, down from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Dateline NBC earned a 1.1, down from last week's 1.4 rating.

On FOX, Kitchen Nightmares earned a 1.0 up from last week’s 0.9. Fringe scored a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, up from last week’s 0.9.

On CBS,  The season premiere of Undercover Boss earned a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, up from a 1.1 for its spring season finale on May 11, 2012. CSI: NY earned a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating even with last week’s rating. Blue Bloods scored a 1.3 Adults 18-49 rating down from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, America’s Next Top Model garnered a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. Nikita earned a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating, up from last week's 0.2.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, November 2, 2012:

Time  Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 ABC Last Man Standing (Season Premiere) 1.9/7 7.84
CBS Undercover Boss 1.5/5 7.95
NBC Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together 1.5/5 6.26
FOX Kitchen Nightmares -(Season Premiere) 1.0/3 2.93
CW America's Next Top Model 0.4/1 1.25
8:30 ABC Malibu Country (Series Premiere) 2.2/7 8.90
9:00 ABC Shark Tank 2.3/7 7.32
NBC Grimm 1.8/5 5.67
CBS CSI: NY 1.5/4 9.96
FOX Fringe 1.0/3 2.70
CW Nikita 0.4/1 1.17
10:00 ABC 20/20 1.5/5 5.42
CBS Blue Bloods 1.3/4 10.91
NBC Dateline 1.1/3 3.83


via press note:

In late-night metered-market households Friday night: 


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  • robin

    wow what brought nikita back to life

  • Tom

    Yeah Nikita! I can seas season 4 if it gets 0.4’s every week!!

  • Tom


  • Justin121

    HUGE for ABC


    Shark Tank

    Good for Nikita

  • Simon

    WOW. Shark Tank actually rose and Reba’s SO back.

  • Dennis

    Blue Bloods down! :(

  • Thiago

    Never thought I could be happy with a 0.4 =D

  • were123

    Wow, ABC really owned Friday with their comedy block, never saw it coming! NBC did well, they must be really happy about Grimm.
    Fringe steady, which is something that makes me happy even though the rating doesn’t matter

  • Charles

    @robin, Probably Cablevision settling its dispute with the CW.

  • erwan from france

    America’s Next Top Model got a 0.6 ! You’re wrong

  • fra

    YAYYYYYYYYYYY For Nikita!!!! Finally a great result, i hope it can stick around these numbers.
    ABC at 8 is really strong. Malibu opened BIG for friday.
    Grimm is still doing greatly

  • eridapo

    LMS 1.9 7.840
    MC 2.2 8.896
    shark tank 2.2 7.191/ 2.3 7.543
    20/20 1.6 5.698/ 1.5 5.140

    UB 1.3 7.452 / 1.6 8.447
    CSYNY 1.5 9.723 / 1.5 10.199
    BB 1.3 10.916 / 1.4 10.895

    Grimm 1.8 5.903 / 1.8 5.445
    Dateline 1.1 3.914/ 1.0 3.745

    KN 1.0 3.013 / 1.0 2.842
    Fringe 1.02 2.703 / 1.0 2.508

    ANTM .4 1.265 / .4 1.237
    Nikita .4 1.222 / .3 1.126

  • Nick

    Holy S**t!! Can’t believe Shark Tank: 2.3!!!! Mailbu Country: 2.2!!!!

  • Kellix

    Nikita 0.4 is still dead.

  • Ram510

    YES it’s about time Nikita is up! Hopefully this trend continues with the return of Owen and Amanda

    I hope ABC comedies stay strong. Maybe later ABC can switch Malibu Country and Neighbors. Funny how Malibu Country beat Neighbors and its on a Friday. Try shouldn’t have been so quick to give Neighbors a full season

    What happened to Blue Bloods???

  • The Old Woman

    That’s bad for Grimm. I think it maybe adjusted down as it did not play in some areas. Detroit and Michigan both had local programming instead of Grimm and the episode airs on Saturday night instead.

    Great for Nikita!

    Looks like ABC has the monopoly on Friday nights!

  • Guy

    Good start for Malibu Country. I really wanted to like it, but I feared the pilot left much to be desired and didn’t think it would have this much a turn out. I hope it doesn’t drop; I want it to improve story-wise :/

  • MJDB

    Great for Last Man Standing, I am happy it did very well. Also, excellent for Malibu Country, but I don’t care about that show.

  • Dillan

    Everywhere else is saying Nikita got a 0.3

    Very good for Malibu Country.

  • marcos

    great numbers for everyone!!

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