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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  • CBSViewer

    @ Barbie

    I agree. Without this Show Friday will be so low rated. Blue Bloods will fall and the 9:00PM slot will be a dead slot.

  • Glen

    Someone commented the NBC repeated sitcoms did okay. I guess it depends on how you look at it but surely they must have something original they could air in that time slot and at least get over the 1.0 rating. Seems too early in the season to just give up and air repeats.

  • Austin Lauran


    Before Survivor and Friends even debuted, there were shows on ABC from the 1980’s and 1990’s that were in that cursed time slot and got cancelled

  • wwerules!!!!

    OLIVER, that’s not a bad idea

  • Networkman

    I could see how Guys with Kids may have hurt Malibu Country. There is a possiblity that the two shows share an audience. And those who normally don’t watch GWK on Wednesday may have tuned into the repeat. A .7 is not what NBC would want for the hour for the long term. But the comedies may have served their purpose in hindering larger ratings for the ABC shows.

  • alexjones

    well looks like grimm is back to it’s regular ratings, still good enough for renewal.

  • Tim

    Hope MC stabilizes…

    And Shark Tank still winning its time periods!

  • tscchope

    I think you are right about Fox. I place the failure on Reilly’s shoulders.

    I tihnk everytime I write something bad about Fringe, somebdy somewhere thinks -oh no it won’t!. Those 700,000 Grimm fans who watched Fringe live are my least favourite people. Grimm is a certain to be renewed in my book as well.

    For Fringe fans, I’m trying a new tack. I am recommending Fox commission a back 9, instead of showing Touch.

  • JR

    Shark Tank ruling the night again- very nice.

  • Nancy Mahews

    The tv guide has Grimm listed but no NEW by it. Maybe they’ll run selected reruns and air holiday specials in the time slot. I agree last Friday’s Grimm Fall Finale was good! I was somewhat amused by the captions to be continued… Sorry (LOL)

  • Nancy Mahews

    CBS Should have never canceled CSI Miami Just saying. I haven’t been able to watch New York since Stella left!

  • Barbie

    @Nancy Matthews: Stella leaving may have been the best thing to happen to CSI:NY since Aidan leaving and Lindsay coming. Don’t get me wrong, I liked Stella. She was a nice character. And I was sad that she left. But Sela Ward’s Jo has this AMAZING, positive energy that shifted the show around in the best way. It just made the ensemble perfect in a way I could not imagine. To be honest, most of the time, I don’t even remember Stella, because Jo fits in so perfectly with the team! I adore her in every way!

    And, as for CSI:Miami, it was a very expensive show to produce, especially because of David Caruso, and it didn’t bring enough ratings. CSI:NY brings what’s expected of a show on a Friday night, but CSI:Miami needed more than what it did for a Sunday, that’s why it went buhbye. At some point, CSI:Miami was my favorite, but for a couple of years its stories had died down, and it had been too repetitive, not enough novelty. I just can’t emphasize enough how CBS made the right call to cancel it and leave CSI:NY.

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