Will 7 Year Old ‘The Happy Elf' Repeat Special Out-rate ‘Nikita’ Originals? (Poll)

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November 23rd, 2012

Nikita has been bottoming out recently, even by CW standards, hitting dismal 0.3s and 0.2s pretty regularly. A seven year old Christmas special starring the vocal talents of Harry Connick Jr.  might not set the ratings on fire tonight, but hey, it could do better than a Nikita original, right? So tell us, do you think The Happy Elf will out-rate any of this season's episodes of Nikita?  Or is anything airing at 9PM on The CW inherently doomed? Cast your vote and sound off on  all things Elf and Spy-related in the comments.


  • Andy

    The Elf thing may at least score a 0.4 rating. Poor Nikki! :(

  • Kavyn

    Man you guys just love to hate Nikita hahah.

  • Felipe Nikita

    I wont let it get even a 0.2, I dont permit!!

  • Tessa

    Or is anything airing at 9PM on The CW inherently doomed?

    If it doesn’t start with “S” and end in “L” then yes.

  • Jamie

    Grandma Reign dear topped it last season.

  • Felipe Nikita

    For now on, this elf thingy is CURSED! I forbid it

  • psychic

    Breaking news: Nikita hits a 0.02.

  • Nick

    [quote]Grandma Reign dear[/quote]

    Dear lord.

  • Brian

    I’m thinking 0.5. Considering NBC is willing to rerun a show that aired yesterday afternoon in prime time, would not surprise me.

  • Jamie


    Difficult to make corrections on tablet, IMO.

  • robin

    LOL you guys must really hate nikita

  • the ghost of christmas past

    For those of you interested in the history of this website, this bitchy holiday tradition was invented by me the week of December 18, 2009, when arguably the worst of all the holiday specials, Frosty The Snowman, embarrassed Dollhouse 2.1-0.7. I’m flattered that Messrs. Seidman and Gorman recognized the comedy value of such matchups. Thank you, sirs. No charge for the concept.

  • Nick

    Last Man Standing: 1.3 [series low]
    Malibu Country: 1.2 [series low]
    Shark Tank (R): 1.2
    20/20: 1.1 [season low]

    Frosty The Snowman (special): 2.0
    Frosty Returns (special): 1.8
    Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas (special): 1.2
    It’s A Spongebob Christmas (special): 1.4
    Person to Person: 1.0

    Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (special): 0.6
    The Happy Elf (special): 0.4

    Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown (special): 1.2
    The Simpsons (R): 1.3
    The Simpsons (R): 1.4

    The National Dog Show (R): 0.9
    Dateline: 0.9

    Yes. The Happy Elf will do better than Nikita would.
    And before you ask, I looked up the specials’ ratings from last year and made guesses comparing them to that.

    1. CBS: 1.4
    2. Fox: 1.28
    3. ABC: 1.18
    4. NBC: 0.9
    5. The CW: 0.5

  • John A

    yep sure anything could out rate crapkita

  • Alan

    If it does way better than Nikita, they should cancel it and produce a Happy Elf series and put it on Nikita’s timeslot! lol

  • Kavyn

    At least it’s not being called “Floptika” anymore :)

  • rob60990

    iCarly finale win the night. :D

  • herpderp

    Ted aka Bondoel/Mikey

  • david

    Yes i am thinking Happy Elf will rate better than Nikita. I am thinking Grama Got Ran Over by a Raindeer will get a .6 and A Happy Elf will get a .5.

  • Joseph

    I think it will rate the same as Flopkita!

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