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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  • Rebecca

    @Old Man and r0ckmypants

    Futoncritic’s site still says Jan 11th for Grimm’s return, but if that’s wrong (it just says projected date anyway) maybe they’ll change it some time soon. It didn’t have any dates listed beyond that one.

    @Old Man
    I’m going to see Breaking Dawn again tomorrow afternoon. I’ll see if the audience roars twice again like they did Thursday night (two big moments where we all YELLED in shock. Pretty cool). As for Juliet in Grimm….I just think she’s rather bland and a bit dumb (SPOILER: telling a half stranger whose cat scratched her about a “secret” trailer where Nick’s aunt kept stuff? Hubby and I were yelling at Juliet on the screen last night, lol). The lighting in that show does nothing good for her either (very dark show, makes her look weird). But we mostly watch for Monroe….and it has been fun this season now that Hank knows all about Nick.

  • Carm

    Grimm is the best show ever!!!! What’s wrong??
    I Love this show!!

  • Janie

    @MrFreezeDude Not a chance I am going to hep 666 to come back – sorry but terrible show.

  • Brian


    I think Jan 11th is the return date because most shows return then as they should. Shows that don’t run the risk of losing fans; its January or the highway.

  • omabin

    I don’t get why ABC doesn’t order more Grimm, it would solve their problem. They started production very early, so it should be doable. At least 25 episodes, they should go for it.

  • John A

    Fringe ratings are bad but really steady. Pity its not at 1.2 be a bit more respectable.

  • Lenore

    Grimm is an awesome show!!! They better never cancel it. Also why cancel 666 Park Avenue love it!!! They need to focus on shows that people DVR not just live. I don’t get a chance to watch TV to late at night, so I catch up on the weekend, so ratings of TV shows are not accurate. Early risers for work fall asleep at 9 or 10, so someone like me I dvr everything!!!

  • richard

    @ serial rocker

    dont feel embarrased for me. i have no sense of shame anymore anyway.

  • jo

    Posted November 17, 2012 at 8:57 AM
    Was there ever a TV show un-canceled because of a Facebook page???

    Posted November 17, 2012 at 8:58 AM
    @Julia No.

    Family Guy ? I wasnt facebook but still fans brought it back

  • Tessa

    I wished people would stop saying Supernatural should be moved to another night on every friggin’ ratings thread, even those not for Wednesday. Supernatural has found a home with Arrow, leave it be. It’s true that its fans will follow is to any night of the week but we’re also tired of doing that and rearranging our life around it so we could watch it live.

  • Dan

    @Omabin – Its entirely possible that NBC orders more Grimm episodes, and even though Thefutoncritic shows the return as January until NBC officially announces it, the show still has no set return date.

    @Jo – Family Guy was brought back because of strong DVD sales and high cable ratings on Adult Swim, Facebook wasn’t even around when Family Guy was put back into production in 2004.

  • jo

    No one cares about Fringe… and rightly so.

    oh please shut up! Fringe is amazing

  • jo


    I know that i was just saying that the fans had a very big role bringing it back

  • Alan

    ANTM did well, I think Nikita’s movement to the 8pm slot won’t work. It’s not about the slot, it’s about the people who’s watching.

  • Joseph

    The broadcast networks drew about one million fewer viewers last night (November 16th) than the prior week.

    You can blame the huge ($71 million-plus according to Box Office Mojo.com) opening day for “Breaking Dawn Part 2″.

  • zapbob

    What do people see in “Undercover Boss”?? It’s just a 60 minute commercial….

  • Dan

    Well lets see what happens to the comedies next Friday with no Twilight premiere.

    Fan Excuse Bingo for low numbers next week – Black Friday.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “What do people see in “Undercover Boss”?? It’s just a 60 minute commercial….”

    Looks like you discovered what CBS sees in it.

  • Joe

    I really don’t think the Twilight premiere affected two old-skewing multi-cams.

  • Temis

    Grimm’s getting wobbly. Bring back Mockingbird Lane, NBC. You can’t afford to turn up your nose at somethng tha works when practically nothing is.

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