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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  • Fake Me Out


    I started watching LMS last year hoping Tim could catch some of that old Home Improvement magic … he didn’t but it was a ‘meh, ok time waster’ pale reflection of HI w/3 girls instead of boys.

    Not a big fan of castings changes unless they are really necessary and so I don’t like the changes (yes, I’m sure the new actors are fine lovely human beings). ** Strike 1 **

    The premiere was a bit too much into the election but it was before the election so I’ll cut them some slack. ** Foul **

    Ummmm, the election is over. Reason & Sanity won (for the most part except the House). Let it go. If I want this type of humour I’ll watch Faux news … they do it better and are far more hilarious anyways. ** Strike 2 **

    Everyone seems more cartoonish and two dimensional this season … I’ll give it one more shot for old times sake but I have a feeling we’re looking at strike 3 coming up.

    I can’t help but feel that LMS might be dragging MC down with it … I said I wasn’t going to watch MC … perhaps my weakness for redheads got the better of me, who knows, but so far I’m ok with both episodes. Are they going to rewrite SitCom history with this show? No, far from it. Is it an ok way to kill 20 mins with a few laughs? So far, yes.

    ABC may need to separate these two to let MC rise or level off and let LMS sink into sophomore oblivion.


    RIP Bill Tarmey (1941-2012) aka Jack Duckworth from when Corrie was not that bad as opposed to the dreck it is now.

  • Networkman

    I must say that I really enjoyed the Last Man Standing episode last night more than Malibu Country. But I did not expect Malibu Country to fall that much. What happen to all the Reba fans? It should of at least maintained a 2.0 demo. And it actually got less viewers than LMS. I really enjoy Tim Allen in LMS. I love his character being really opinionated. When he is arguing with his daughter’s baby father, he reminds me of a TGIF modern day version of Archie Bunker. And the new daughter is growing on me. She is actually able to go toe to toe with Tim.

  • Networkman

    I’m glad to see Blue Bloods rise this week. IMO, this show could perform better than Vegas is currently doing behind NCIS:LA. The show has no problems with viewership. It’s demo needs improving. But behind NCIS:LA it possibly could hold onto a 2.0-2.2 with more viewers starting to watch. That would be great for a weekday 10pm show.

    I know CBS has to be happy seeing Undercover Boss with a 2.0 demo on Friday. And the network is probably happy it no longer competes against Shark Tank. I wonder what existing show could be placed behind UB and would get high 1’s or even a 2.0? Next season either The Good Wife or The Mentalist should be on Friday.

  • Networkman

    I see alot of posts mentioning Jennifer Esposito. And I’m in agreeance. I would love to see her back on Blue Bloods asap. Now regarding Sara Rue… I usually enjoy her. But last night she was annoying on Malibu Country. Her performance was just off. I think she was overacting. IMO, her character did not gel with the others. Everything felt forced. She was cartoonish. Hopefully she improves or I wouldn’t mind her character along with Reba’s son recast.

  • Fake Me Out

    Grimm continues to do fairly well for NBC on a dead night [cough] … not bad for a 200 year old. Grimms Fairy Tales: 20 things you didn’t know raises a few questions in my mind …

    1. How many years does it have to be on to cover 210 stories?
    2. Is NBC working on a spin-off called Schönwerth?
    3. If you are within shouting distance of Toronto are you attending any of the events?
    4. Do any of you ladies know what I’m wishing right now?

    Here’s hoping Grimm continues to stay steady, or even increase, in the ratings and that we can enjoy many more years to come.

  • r0ckmypants

    @pal – Fringe is in its final season.

  • Joel

    I agree MC needs some tweaking here and there but its still funny.

    I don’t go into LMS and MC expecting an overrated Modern Family masterpiece I just watch it for the simple TGIF style of comedy. If every comedy was an Emmy masterpiece that would suck.

    I love that funny comment made about Mandy on the previous page. She’s all tits but no brains, I think she did fail high school last year. They can actually use that as a storyline in the show about her failing.

  • Maximillian

    Anybody have half hour numbers?

  • Chris

    Wow the numbers for Nikita are dissapointing, such a shame…this was the best episode so far this season. Amanda is back, Owen is back..

    I just wish they continue this story line, rather than doing the plain same old boring mission to mission episode..!

  • Lucretia Lean Green

    I don’t know how anyone could be surprised at “TGIF”‘s ratings. Both Reba and Tim Allen skew so old. If ABC was intent on bringing back a youth appealing Friday night comedy block, they shouldn’t have started with leads that are out of their target (over 49). Maybe they should consider airing a few episodes of the ABC Family sitcoms and see how that goes.

  • mike

    Maybe ABC should put the Boy Meets World sequel on their Friday instead of the Disney channel. I think it makes sense. I think it could be a huge show for them.

  • Reward

    In Italy TVD was a flop (a big flop) and “Nikita” was a boom, last year!

  • Urany

    @ Joel: I think Mandy did fail high school, there was actually some conversation going on about that on another site I was on.

    @ Mike: ABC should definitely bring that Girl Meets World pilot over to ABC that might help out the demographic a little bit. ABC should program that pilot in the 8pm hour with another young show then LMS and Reba can air at 9pm.

    @ Reward: You’re right bro I saw Nikita’s numbers in some of those European countries last spring and they were extremely high over there and TVD was struggling in a lot of those markets.

    To be honest after seeing the numbers Nikita seems to only be struggling stateside and its only in the ratings. On other ventures like Netflix and On Demand or internet viewing its constantly way up there. There’s obviously some sort of weird disconnect within Nikita and its live ratings on The CW.

  • tscchope

    Nikita may well go back to 0.5 moving to 8pm. Could always bring Percy back.Nikita doesn’t get revised upwards – ever.

    Fringe may not retain even its 0.9 -depends on final half hour and the figure there. They’ve been down every episode this year.

    Hope Grimm is revised upwards.

  • John A

    Please Nikita may get a 0.4 when back at 8pm for a week or 2 then it will sink back to 0.3. 0.5 not going to happen it cant even get a 0.4 with a 0.6 lead in.

  • Miss Mystery

    Percy died, they can’t bring him back.
    It was impossible for him to survive.
    Maybe some hope in Amanda and Ari, it will be some more action ;))
    I’m very curious after the last episode (:.
    Too bad I have to wait till the 30, December 1 actually when I will can download it.
    And maybe when the show will air at 8 p.m it gets better ratings, it will be amazing.

  • Barbie

    I can only laugh at Nikita fans saying CSI:NY should get canceled. LOL.

    Thing is, CBS obviously trusts the show, and it’s been up in ratings from last season, especially total viewers. CBS knows it’s not every show that has a loyal following that will deliver that on a Friday night, which everyone knows is the hardest night for TV. It won’t be a bubble show this year. Just mark my words.

  • Usdiplomat

    what happend to oldest daughter in lms, and also this season writing is awful, I have offically removed this sitcom off my dvr season pass

  • TheOnlyOneAndOnly


    I’m not a Nikita Fan but i laugh at CSI:NY fans who try to defend their show.

    The ratings of CSI NY are terrible. 1.4 or 1.5 is NOT good.

  • Flarikker

    senor chang……..I think the reason those shows went up significantly is because LMS & MC debuted last week and people checked it out and saw how bad they were and turned to something else this week.

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