TV Ratings Friday: 'Malibu Country' & 'Last Man Standing' Fall, 'Undercover Boss' Up + 'Grimm' & 'Shark Tank' Dip

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November 10th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.8/6 1.6/5 1.2/4 1.1/3 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.308 9.981 4.062 2.965 1.157

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

On ABC, Last Man Standing garnered a 1.6, down four tenths from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Malibu Country earned a 1.6, down seven tenths from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Shark Tank earned a 2.1, dipping two tenths from last week's  2.3  adults 18-49 rating. 20/20 notched a 1.6, up a tick from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Grimm notched a 1.7, dipping a single tenth from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating,. Dateline NBC earned a 1.3, up two tenths from last week's 1.1rating.

On FOX, Kitchen Nightmares earned a 1.2, up two tenths from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Fringe was even with last week’s 0.9.

On CBS,  Undercover Boss earned a 2.0, up half a ratings point from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. CSI: NY earned a 1.4, down a tenth from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Blue Bloods scored a 1.5, up two tenths from last week's 1.3 Adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, America’s Next Top Model garnered a 0.6, up two tenths from last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. Nikita was even with last week's 0.3.


Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, November 9, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM CBS Undercover Boss 2.0 7 9.002
ABC Last Man Standing 1.6 5 7.310
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.2 4 3.493
CW America's Next Top Model 0.6 2 1.424
NBC Go On-R 0.6 2 2.441
8:30PM ABC Malibu Country 1.6 5 7.249
NBC Guys With Kids -R 0.7 2 2.163
9:00PM ABC Shark Tank 2.1 6 6.683
NBC Grimm 1.7 5 5.625
CBS CSI: NY 1.4 4 9.737
FOX Fringe 0.9 3 2.437
CW Nikita 0.3 1 0.890
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.6 5 4.962
CBS Blue Bloods 1.5 5 11.204
NBC Dateline NBC 1.3 4 4.619


via press note:

In late-night metered-market households Friday night (New York,
Philadelphia and Hartford excluded): 

*	In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The
Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David
Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/6; and "Jimmy
Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.  

*	In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3;
"Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

*	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" (1.3/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49) beat "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.


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  • Wendy


    I see what you mean, and maybe it could be of benefit to Revolution, but past long breaks for The Event and V (on ABC, though, yes?) also showed precedent for “out of sight, out of mind”.

    So, risk is still involved. And with NBC just starting to grab a ratings foothold on Sunday through Tuesday – help from The Voice or not – to give one of the very few success stories such a long hiatus still seems a bit risky and foolhardy.

    If it pays off, however, all the better. But broadcast networks, good or bad, still seem to be perceived by some of the audience as start in the Fall, end in late Spring. Cable channels have much more in the way of schedule flexibility, so benching halfway seems “normal” in terms of split seasons and such.

    It will be interesting to see which way it all shakes out for Revolution, either way.

  • Austin Lauran


    I know

  • Waxwork

    @ MissJo

    OH! That is so sad, thanks for the news.

  • Bizarro

    I think the CW needs to rethink their decision about moving ANTM to the summer. Its doing well for a friday show on the CW and frankly Nikita is not. Unlike other shows that the CW canned, Nikita was in a time slot that just last year had a show that was renewed and is doing very well. Now every now and then ANTM will get a 0.6 which Nikita hasn’t got since the fall/winter of last season in Nikita’s old time slot. Nikita should be moved to the summer for the remainder of the season not ANTM.

  • Jude

    Nikita is still on the air because its showrunners have pictures of Mark Pedowitz shagging sheep. I’m convinced of it! There’s no other plausible explanation for its continual existence. Either that, or Mark P has a brain tumour no one knows about. The same argument goes for the renewal of Beauty and the Beastly scar tissue in his pretty face.

  • Jude

    That should be ‘on’ his pretty face.

  • Ultima

    but past long breaks for The Event and V (on ABC, though, yes?) also showed precedent for “out of sight, out of mind”.

    Sure, there’s plenty of examples of shows where the scheduling didn’t work.

    It worked fine for Lost during season 3. It works on cable. Shows manage to do fine with extremely long finale to premiere breaks (e.g. 24 was off for 7 months every year, not even repeats; Game of Thrones is ten weeks on, 42 off).

    As long as they actually have a compelling fall finale, there shouldn’t be any problems (especially because it will be airing after their #1 show).

  • Richard Steven Hack

    The Nikita episode was very good. Amanda’s back with a vengeance and she has her own version of “Roan” called Ann! And Owen’s back as well. Things should heat up from there and might boost the ratings back up to a .4-.5.

    Fringe was even dumber than usual, although Peter’s new abilities are interesting. The writers are just phoning it in this season, since it’s the final one. Long minutes of moping around over Etta’s death and wandering around the pocket universe just to drag out the episode since nothing was intended to happen.

    Grimm was so-so. They need to get the “royal” thing going. With Renard now exposed to Munroe, it’s going to be interesting how Renard deals with Nick learning about the relationship which by implication exposes Renard completely.

  • forg

    Woah at the Undercover Boss bump looks like it stole some of the ABC comedy viewers. Too bad for LMS and MC, I expected it to drop for week #2 but not this huge. At least Shark Tank is still above 2.0. Anyway, ABC should not move Shark Tank at all from this night

  • Nick

    Yay @ Undercover Boss & Kitchen Nightmares. I expected them to increase, but not that much!

    I expected that drop for Last Man Standing, but not Malibu Country! Yikes. They’ll be OK if they don’t fall below 1.5, but I don’t see that being held off until at the latest January. Malibu Country is in danger, although LMS should be safe because it’s the perfect show for syndication and it already has 1 season (2seasons in May) under its belt.

  • LMS questions

    Can somebody answer this question from me?

    On Last Man Standing, isn’t Mandy supposed to be in college this year? She was a Senior last year did the dumb girl fail?

    She does more with her tits than she does with her brain like her older sister.

    Tim Allen is a huge fail at raising daughters on that show. The youngest is a lazy bum who watches football all day.

  • Austin Lauran

    Back in the early 2000’s, what was considered a low rating?

  • Alan

    Nikita dropped again! lol, I don’t think it will be saved by changing the hour once ANTM ends. This show is doomed.

  • Alan

    And I agree with Bizarro. Maybe ANTM should stay, and move Nikita to summer. I think what they want now is to reach syndication and then drop it. It’s the best way to get rid of it soon.

  • Reggie

    @ LMS questions


    Mandy is pretty hot though!

  • John A

    Nikita is pathetic. Top Model got a 0.6 and Nikita couldnt even get a 0.4? What a disaster.

  • BigBrotherFan

    Yeah I watched MC and I’ll give it another shot but it was likely the most unfunny pilot of the year. I say that with the-over-so offensive TNN in the mix and the torture of having to ever sit through an episode of the (THANK GOD ITS CANCELLED!) Animal Practice.
    It honestly makes ANIMAL PRATICE look like a GOLDEN GLOBE contender. However, it was ONLY the pilot and sometimes things get better in later episodes (see CHICAGO FIRE). Plus HOW CAN YOU EVER GO WRONG WITH TOMLIN? The grandma WEED jokes are so cliche and overused now, though. At this rate of orginality I Cant wait for the episode when diaper jokes come into play. agh.
    LMS is downright awful and Tim Allen is not funny and his show stinks!Man, I dont even think he was funny when I was EIGHT and watching HOME IMPROVEMENT in it’s peak. Please ABC get him off my TV screen! I feel like I did something awful in my childhood in the 90’s and this is some horrible ironic punishment! agh
    I’m all for family friendly comedies but these two really give the genre a bad name. Heck, I would push one to go with 9 non stop episodes of SUBERGATORY and THE NEIGHBOURS over this.

    I am a huge NIKITA fan, okay maybe not anywhere to the EXTENT that people are on here because I’m not delusional. It’s losing viewers from TOP MODEL. Lets honestly put this into perspective here……TOP MODEL!!?? A show, that I hate to say, continues to insult the I.Q level of US NORTH AMERICANS!A show thats core fanbase from the conception are now likely having kids or have kids and pushing 30.
    I honestly laugh at the poor girls (and GUYS!) that buy into this show. Take from someone who is in that industry and making good money from it-THE SHOW IS NOWHERE TO BEING REAL! LOL 24-year-old starting a modeling career in MID 20’S?? …Yeah..Okay…suuuuuure..

    GRIMM, NIKITA AND FRINGE all the GENRE shows are honestly cancelling eachother out. GRIMM has pretty much fallen every week since it ACTUALLY HAD alead-in “MOCKINGBIRD LANE” and NIKITA is getting slaughtered! I think NBC is shooting themself in the foot not giving GRIMM the chance to have a worthwhile lead-in and it proved great when it did for one week.

    At this point the best shot for NIKITA is the post ARROW slot but I dont want a bunch of delusional fans of BOTH SERIES (SPN/NIKITA Im talkin to YOU!) that are benifiting from the ARROW lead-in to attack me..so I dunno what the heck they are going to do with NIKITA and thats a damn shame!

  • Nick

    I like Malibu Country & Last Man Standing, but I don’t go into watching one expecting a masterpiece. It’s goofy fun, kind of a throwback to the old TGIF. They’re not going to win any Emmys anytime soon, but they are good shows.

  • thesnowleopard

    Lordie, Nikita and Fringe. [shakes head]

    Grimm’s sure doing well this season.

  • pal

    Meh Fringe’s still getting renewed and it’s on fox so Nikita’s doing just fine, THE SYNDICATION GOD DEMANDS IT.

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