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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  • DougF

    I guess the channel that shows Nikita in Canada pulled it from its schedule.

  • Jiji Moran

    I gotta give it to the makers of “Fringe”, for producting such a high-quality show. It is very sad that not many people get to experience the beauty of it, when clearly so much work and expense has been put into it.

    To me, last night was the best episode of the season, it had the feel of the first two seasons of the show. Love the concept of Peter transforming into an observer, yet afraid of what will happen if the observer implant takes over his humanity and loose himself, the same thing Walter was telling Peter last night that he was afraid of.

    I got a Tweet from Wyman, he tells everyone the last episode will be aired January 18th, and will be a 2-hour episode, the 100th.

  • Martine

    I don’t care for Fringe, but I think its very decent of them to give it a last season. Well done.

  • Ultima

    But I don’t think The Office was ever a big hit. Maybe for NBC, but I don’t ever recall the show having huge ratings, but maybe early on, it eas different.

    The Office averaged a 4.0 or better rating for seasons two through six and at its peak (2007-08, 2008-09), was the #2 sitcom on TV behind Two and a Half Men.

  • Court

    I hope csiny come back it was so good last night. So Blue bloods it was good too hope both come Back next year.

  • Brian

    LMS and MC did very well for week 1 because of that telethon on NBC. This is the new normal for them and it will be up for future ratings to see if they will go on.

  • Wendy


    Wow. Like I said, I don’t ever recall The Office being that high, but I never really paid attention too closely prior since I never paid attention to ratings like I do now.

    In that case, the show really seemed to crash. Unfortunately. But I guess, considering it is its final season, the show is doing reasonably well for its age overall.

  • Ultima

    That’s speculation. It is LIKELY that that is the main driving force for Nikita still being on the air, but The CW has absolutely never said that.

    It’s not speculation and they don’t have to say it. It is how the industry works.

    If Warner Bros didn’t think they could turn a profit with Nikita, it wouldn’t have been renewed.

  • Ultima

    In that case, the show really seemed to crash.

    S1 – 3.0 (only six eps)
    S2 – 4.2
    S3 – 4.1
    S4 – 4.5
    S5 – 4.3
    S6 – 4.0
    S7 – 3.7
    S8 – 2.8
    S9 – 2.1 (in progress)

    The show was a powerhouse (especially compared to the rest of NBC) up until Steve Carrell left near the end of season 7. Since then it has crashed really hard.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Riff – I’m in awe of how clever you are. You have a serious mastery over the English language to be able to make such hysterical jokes about gays and menstruation. So snappy. You should write for Last Man Standing; they could use a fresh point of view like yours.

  • Wendy


    Thanks for the list. Wow, I guess The Office did much better at one point than I imagined. Looks like Steve Carell leaving *really* hurt the show. Funny how some such shows can weather such changes a la Cheers and ER, but others falter.

    In The Office’s defense, though, the show is aged, so a drop was inevitable, anyway.

  • Austin Lauran

    Does anybody know why NBC hasn’t been able to launch any hit dramas and sitcoms for at least the past 2 years without The Voice as a lead-in? Is the network really cursed?

  • david

    People do watch the CW but they just watch 3 shows on the network. Arrow, TVD, and Super natural and to a much lesser digree Beauty and the Beas, Heart of Dixie and 90210. and even to a lesser digree Gossip Girl, Emily Owens and Nikita. Oh yah and some watch ANTM as well. I really hope the move back to 8 will help Nikita because there is no other dramas on at that time.

  • Ultima

    @Austin Lauran
    Does anybody know why NBC hasn’t been able to launch any hit dramas and sitcoms for at least the past 2 years without The Voice as a lead-in? Is the network really cursed?

    Yes, the network is literally cursed – a witch doctor cast a spell upon them and doomed them to fourth place!

    Seriously though, all of the networks go through dry spells during which none of their projects take off. It actually happens a lot, but the networks with numerous high rated shows can hide their development failures easier and don’t look as bad through the dry spells.

  • Wendy

    @Austin Lauren

    No idea. But lead in or not, at least NBC has some stuff with a faint pulse versus other seasons. Faint praise, but better than nothing, maybe.

    That said, CBS, ABC, and Fox seem to be struggling much more this year. Cable seems to be where the huge hits are, i.e. Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy, to name two.

  • swalker

    There seems to be no NEW hits, broadcast or cable that have aired this season.

    Unless you count Revolution?

  • Wendy


    And even Revolution’s momentum seems to be in jeopardy with NBC’s inexplicable decision to bench the show for 4 long months.

  • Austin Lauran


    Is it because most of the new shows on CBS, ABC, and NBC aren’t that interesting compared to last year’s new shows?

  • Ultima

    And even Revolution’s momentum seems to be in jeopardy with NBC’s inexplicable decision to bench the show for 4 long months.

    There’s a reasonable explanation for NBC’s scheduling.

    It’s unlikely that they could have all 22 episodes produced to run in January through March and it’s understandable that they don’t want to stretch it January through May. If they bring it back earlier, it prevents them from putting another drama into that timeslot. Also, this way it gets The Voice as a lead-in for every episode.

    Wanting to air a serial drama without breaks is desirable and doing so with long hiatuses is a common approach. I wouldn’t be shocked if NBC goes with a 24-style midseason only approach for Revolution next season (which would allow them to use The Voice for a new drama in the fall).

  • swalker

    @Austin Lauran

    I’m also including cable too, no hits in terms of buzz or ratings…

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