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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NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.


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Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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  • Mikesson


    1. Do you also think that the show stinks since the first episode this season or maybe even later in season 2?

    2. Am I the only one feeling that they have put alot of uneccessary “emotional-relationship scenes”

    3. Do you sometimes want to laugh because the quality has gone downhill so much by now?

  • Samunto

    NBC please give Grimm a suitable lead-in. See how it self started itself. Grimm could do much better as we saw when it had Mockingbird Lane as lead-in.
    Will they really premiere all the dramas they have on better nights or could they just go out of a limp and programm one of them Fridays at 8. It might work.
    Funny how bad the ABC comedies fell and Whitney was repeating so well there in the summer.
    Single cams sitcoms really do repeat badly. Though MF used to rpt well.

  • Sil

    Blue Bloods! Highest-rated Friday night series (in total viewers) as usual. Keep rockin’!

  • Mikesson

    Yes it`s crazyhow good Nikitas first season was and the first nine 7 maybe 10 episodes of season 2 was. Since then the show has slowly become worse.

    It`s like the writers have lost their passion or something.

  • Brandy

    Martin, unless the person iis very obvious ,it can be hard to hard to tell when ones being sarcastic cause we can’t see facial expressions or hear voice inflections and you weren’t obvious.

  • Dave

    LMS deserves that rating after replacing the eldest daughter with an actress who is nowhere near as good, keep on falling.

  • r0ckmypants

    As ridiculous as all the Secret Circle fans are in saying that their show would be doing better than Nikita, it’s just a ridiculous that others are saying it would do worse. You can’t do much worse than Nikita, considering it already hit a 0.2.

  • Martin

    @Brandy – if you read all my comment you would of known I wasn’t serious. Also suggesting they cancel The Vampire Diaries, their highest rated show, and replace it with The L.a. complex, their lowest rated show, should of been a good hint.

  • Ultima

    Martin, unless the person iis very obvious ,it can be hard to hard to tell when ones being sarcastic

    His sarcasm was obvious; you’re just oblivious.

  • CJ

    I am a huge Nikita fan and I admit, the ratings are nothing short of atrocious. But to all of you people calling for its cancellation, referring to it as “Stinkita”, among other things,

    1) Have you even watched it? Because it’s pretty darn awesome.

    2) There are clearly other factors driving The CW’s support of the show. No, we don’t know what they are, but yes, it is true nonetheless.

    3) I am not delusional, and I know that no show this low-rated according to the Nielsen system deserves to stay on the air. But I will continue to hold out hope that those “other factors” outweigh the ratings in The CW’s mind, and keep Nikita on the air long enough to get it into syndication.

  • david

    I agree with Brandy about Nikita everybody on the show does not need a love triagle. The Mikita thing has kid of been apart of the show since the first and second seasons but not the other stuff. Last nights episode was ok.

  • bsp

    If there’s every been an hour of television that makes you say, “Been there, done that,” it’s 8-9 p.m. on Fridays on ABC. Home Improvement was a tremendous sitcom success for Tim Allen, and Reba was a long-running WB hit for Reba McEntire, and both thrive in syndication. I doubt that either of the current series will match the charm of their predecessors. That was then, this is now. Move on!

    I wonder why Blue Bloods waited until Nov. 9 to air what was obviously a Halloween-themed episode…

  • Oliver

    My logic is if I keep mentioning H8R in the comments, they’ll inexplicably bring back H8R.

  • James

    Great to see Blue Bloods going back up. Very emotional episode yesterday especially the last scene with Jennifer Esposito. – Will miss her greatly on the show.

  • Kavyn


    Yes, the show has gone down in quality, and it’s due to the writing. They’re focusing too much on the 12 year old “Mikita” fans as opposed to the season 1 Nikita fans.

    If the plan is to stay in this direction I’d rather just see the show conclude in season 3. Rebel Nikita >>>> Division Nikita. It feels like a generic cop show now with teenage drama.

  • Dude

    Normally I’d hold out hope that the timeslot shift would help Nikita but it’s going on hiatus until the end of the month and that never helps ratings. I expect it to stay at a 0.3.

  • Oliver


    If there’s every been an hour of television that makes you say, “Been there, done that,” it’s 8-9 p.m. on Fridays on ABC.

    I think you’re being unfair to the ninth season of the 3rd CSI spin-off.

  • Kellix

    No one cares for Nikita, just like no one cares for the LA Complex.

  • MaliBOOOO Country

    MaliBooooooo Country’s episode was truly an insult to viewers. The writing and “adult” thought process portrayed was clearly that of a 12 year old’s view of the world.

    Reba is a terrific actress. However, everytime the next door neighbor has a scene, I think “that’s not Barbara Jean!”

  • xalias

    Not even a million for Nikita is bad, i just started the 1st season it’s a good show i like it, bu if if the network cancel it i would not be suprised an d the same for renewal.

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