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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  • robin

    just put Nikita out of its misery already

  • iowegian

    I was expecting the ABC comedies to be down after last week’s bad LMS episode. I hope people give it a 2nd chance, it was good last night. I laughed a lot. Didn’t hate the new daughter as much, but still hate her ex. He is very annoying

  • KS

    Fringe’s latest episode is awesome. Just brilliant. Liking Peter more than ever before. Excited to see, how he turns into an observer.

  • Leondre

    Why was Undercover Boss up so much?

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Whether or not the numbers from ABC friday comedies are down we have to admit that the numbers are way better than tuesday comedies and leading ABC to a second place.I think even losing half ratings in a week wouldn’t be a worry for the network.

  • Greg


    Thank you so much for the spoiler.

  • senor chang

    At this point, NBC HAS to put Do No Harm at Fridays 8PM. They only have so much time to build on the hold Grimm has given them on 9PM.

  • Diana

    you guys need to check the online rattings too! it can’t be true, nikita is always trending worldwide at fridays, on twitter and getglue.
    Something is wrong, go check.
    Nikita is an awesome show and do not deserve this rattings.

  • Kenny

    @ Leondre: Probably the same reason why the abc comedies were down. Maybe those people decided to watch UB instead?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Why was Undercover Boss up so much?”

    Two guesses:

    1. People take a while to figure out to tune in after a schedule change.
    2. Scantily clad babes in last nights episode.

  • KS

    Nikita was given the worst possible time-slot and the worst possible lead-in, and I don’t really both the shows share a single Nielsen Box viewer.

    Let’s see if 8 pm time slot can do any wonders. Or else the show can be paired with Cult on Tuesday, pushing Hart Of Dixe to Friday.

  • iowegian

    Oh I forgot to say, now back the the boring Nakita bashing.

  • JR

    Nice holdup for Shark Tank at 9.

  • Oliver

    End of Daylight Savings probably helped too.

  • Colin

    Nikita will probably be back to 0.4 and 0.5 when it goes back to 8pm Nov 30th

  • brad

    Hahah at Reba.

  • KS


    Oh! sorry dude. You did not watch the episode yet? Many posters here, watch the episode by the time ratings are out.

  • s0303

    nikita still needs 38 episodes to air before syndication…is the cw really going to stick it out with 0.2’s and 0.3’s? they just need to cut their losses and move on…

  • iowegian

    I’m not sure I liked the Matrix ripoff direction Fringe has gone.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    FYI, Nikita half-hours were both a 0.3.

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