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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  • andy

    It took me about 10 minutes last week to figure out someone new was in LMS that was replacing the girl from last year.

    I had missed the last couple of episodes of season 1 so I thought she was a different character at first.

    As far as Undercover Boss goes, it’s pretty simple. That’s a show that’ll go up and down all year simply because only certain things interest people. When they have companies on that don’t interest people it’ll hit lows and last night thanks to the women walking around with not much on, it went up half a ratings point.

  • Court

    What csiny should better rating you do show is do will if do put on we’d again .

  • Paleonut

    TGIF Died when Supernatural escaped the death slot… now it’s TGIW ;-)

  • JJA

    Despite the ratings, Nikita continues to be really good. Last night’s episode was the best one so far this season. People are missing out on a fun show–which also happens to be well acted and has great fight scenes.

    The move to 8PM I believe will help it at tiny bit. The other shows during that time slot are quite different, so Nikita may stand out a bit more.

  • Statix

    After Percy’s death, Nikita’s just pointless. The season 2 finale would have been perfect as a series finale.

    The Secret Circle’s ratings were already better than those of Nikita, and it damn sure would have performed better than Nikita is doing now (even if it moved to Fridays and took Nikita’s timeslot).

    Nikita was one of the best shows in the first two seasons, but now it’s just another standard CW drama with relationship problems BS.

  • LoriB196

    The highest for the night was a 2.1? ….and it was Shark Tank? Wow….

  • david

    Undercover Boss was up alot last night because people were tilting there Kilts. I am not surprised to see the ABC commedies down but wow that is a big dropp for Malibu Country.

  • Felipe Nikita

    If TSC were on fridays right now, I’m sure it’s ratings would be the same or even lower

  • martin

    Grimm did pretty good and it was a great episode last night!!

  • bigandy

    LMS was higher than I expected after the flop of a show last week. It is a shame, I loved the show last year. This year was 1 and done.

  • Kavyn

    Last night’s Nikita finally felt like a genuine episode again, but I still think the acting is terrible (or bad writing, honestly it might be both) when they’re not doing action bits. The relationship stuff, Alex slipping in drugs (is that seriously what they meant by Alex taking a darker path because if so, that’s highly disappointing and incredibly cliché, I thought her dark path was going to involve Nikita).

    I don’t know what happened to the writers at Nikita, but there was definitely a major shift, either in writers or focus. The relationship stuff is incredibly annoying to watch and I’m seriously losing interest in all of the “extra characters” (Sonja, Sean, Ryan, even Birkhoff is starting to bug me with his attitude with Sonja). Amanda didn’t do that great in the emotion department either, something about her seems off.

    It’s sort of the same feeling I have with The Secret Life because it feels as though the actors are doing a bad job reading their lines, but then I realize it’s actually the writing that’s not working. I feel like it’s the same case with Nikita where I think the acting is bad this season, but I know they acted perfectly fine in seasons 1 and 2 so it has to be the writing.

  • Ultima

    The Secret Circle’s ratings were already better than those of Nikita, and it damn sure would have performed better than Nikita is doing now (even if it moved to Fridays and took Nikita’s timeslot).

    I love the nonstop parade of delusional fans of The Secret Circle who refuse to acknowledge the show’s ratings slide during the second half of last season.


    CBS back on track w/ UB 2.0 & BB 1.5–such a bittersweet ending for J Esposito, will sorely miss her

    ABC still a force w/ Shark Tank 2.1 + LMS/MC down but not out

    Grimm keeps em comin for more @ 9:00 NBC, but what will happen Dec/Jan without it

    FOX & CW still battling to stay on the radar w/ FOX having a slight edge

  • Kavyn

    Sorry, I meant to say I thought Alex’s dark path would involve Amanda, not Nikita.

  • badman

    i don’t know what other think or say bu ti truly believe Grimm is NBC’s most succesfull show the last two years!

    It wins its competition almost every week, it has better ratings than most of NBC’s shows although it’s on Friday night and it does not have a lead in to rely to (like Revolution, Go on and The new normal)..

    and finally… it is a great show to watch!!!!

  • kat

    @Kavyn – one of Lyndsy’s more recent interview made it sound like the drug use and the ‘darker path’ were different things, and the darker path stuff comes in the second half of the season.

  • glover

    Sad to see Last Man Standing down. The premiere was really funny. I love Tim Allen and Nancy Travis, one of the best couples of TV. The daughters are funny too.

    The premiere of Malibu Country was OK for me. I don’t want these two to be canceled, along with Nikita they are the only friday shows I watch.

  • Oliver

    Lots of The Secret Circle/Ringer fans, yet no-one ever mentions H8R. Poor Mario Lopez.


    @ Court



    @ glover

    Then what will you do when Nikita moves back to 8:00?

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