TV Ratings Friday: 'Last Man Standing' & 'Malibu Country' Fall, 'Grimm' & 'Undercover Boss' Down, 'Fringe' Flat

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November 17th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.6/5 1.5/5 1.2/4 1.1/3 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.50 8.544 3.982 3.062 1.064

ABC was number one in adults 18-49, while CBS was on top in total viewers.

On ABC, Last Man Standing garnered a 1.4, down 14% from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Malibu Country earned a 1.3, down 24% from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Shark Tank scored a 1.9, down 10% from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. 20/20 notched a 1.4, down 13%  from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS,  Undercover Boss earned a 1.7, down 11% from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. CSI: NY scored a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. The special We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston scored a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, compared to Blue Bloods 1.5 in the time period last week.

On NBC, Grimm notched a 1.6, down 6% from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating,. Dateline NBC earned a 1.2, down 8% from last week's 1.3 rating.

On FOX, Kitchen Nightmares earned 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. Fringe garnered a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, matching last week’s performance.

On the CW, the season finale of America’s Next Top Model earned a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. The special America’s Next Top Model: The Girl With the Best Top Model Freakout scored a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating versus Nikita’s 0.3 in the time period last week.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, November 16, 2012:

Time  Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS Undercover Boss 1.7/6 8.98
ABC Last Man Standing 1.4/5 7.09
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.2/4 3.43
NBC Go On - R 0.7/3 2.60
CW America's Next Top Model (Season Finale) 0.6/2 1.36
8:30 ABC Malibu Country 1.3/4 6.66
NBC Guys With Kids - R 0.7/2 2.18
9:00 ABC Shark Tank 1.9/6 6.70
NBC Grimm 1.6/5 5.02
CBS CSI: NY 1.4/4 9.50
FOX Fringe 0.9/3 2.70
CW America's Next Top Model (Behind the Scenes Special) 0.3/1 0.77
10:00 CBS We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston 1.4/4 7.15
ABC 20/20 1.4/4 5.92
NBC Dateline 1.2/4 4.54


via press note:

In late-night metered-market households Friday night:
> * 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," 2.6/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.3/8; and "Jimmy
> Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.
> * 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," 1.2/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.
> * 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 1.0/4 in
> metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25
> markets with local people meter


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  • Tessa

    No scripted CW show. It’s going to be a quiet day.

  • s0303

    @ sarahl…i don’t think anyone doubts grimm will be renewed, just kind of disappointed with last nights numbers…considering it was such a good episode and the fact it was the fall finale and won’t air for 3 months, i thought the ratings would go higher, not lower…

  • Dan S

    Oh well, at least Fringe topped Mob Dr this week. Gonna miss Grimm as it breaks until after the new year but 1.6 is not disastrous. I’d say the TGIF reboot is dead & both LMS & MC are going to be fed to the bear eventually. Miss BB from last night.

  • iMember

    “To be continued… Sorry”

    Grimm WINS! Haha, that fall finale was awesome. I hope we see an upward adjustment in the finals.


    @ Serial Rocker

    Here, here! Had to type my above comment twice before it was submitted! This happens periodically.

  • Dan

    @s0303 – Its possible the numbers for both comedies could go up. And realistically what else could ABC put in the slot that wouldn’t perform similar;y or worse.

  • Jamie


    Are you trying to post from a mobile/cell phone?

  • Chris

    That should get them to change LMS back to the season 1 format.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    @Max, hah!

    Love it!

  • Dan S

    I just saw where Grimm is off for 3 months. Ugh, what’s going to air in its place ? Maybe try out Dracula or the new Hannibal there.

  • Oliver

    Primetime: What Would You Do? was performing better than the comedies earlier in the season. ABC also has a primetime version of Nightline coming.


    @ Tessa

    You’re right! Maybe it isn’t Breaking Dawn. I hope the Grimm fans don’t abandon the show and come back in Feb. Last night’s was a gut-wrenching eipisode & I can’t wait for part two. BRING IT ON!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “So comedies getting 1.4 is like them getting 2.4 on a regular night.”

    I think that’s being more than a bit generous.

    It’s reasonable to give Friday shows a 30% leeway, maybe a bit more, but not that much.


    Where will the ratings be without Grimm? Then they lose the Voice & RVN 12/18 & 12/17.

  • Sonny

    ABC ruined LMS. It was a good show last year. This year it’s awful.

  • Felipe Nikita

    I love to see Grimm down (: , its a terrible show

  • Greg

    As I said yesterday in the Last Resort cancellation post, people were jumping the gun with the Friday comedy block. I can’t see ABC giving these two a back 9 when What Would You Do? could do these same ratings and it’s a lot more cheaper.

  • omabin


    But it won’t give them any syndication money…

  • Chris

    LMS was able to do 2’s all last year for its first 19 episodes until the last 5 episodes in the spring on Tuesday at 8. Then the producers ruined the show and they can barely get a 1.6. SAD. The total rating and viewership from its premier is a peak at what LMS would be able to do had it not been tampered with. 2.4 demo and nearly 9 million viewers.

  • dryedmangoez

    Last night’s Grimm was excellent. I wonder how NBC will air the last 10 episodes. I don’t think they’ve ordered more episodes so either they’ll end the season early or the hiatus will be very long

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