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.


  • Tom

    @ Ted What’s this nonsense about “critically acclaimed”? It’s nonsensical to assume that anyone who has seen Nikita can’t make up their own mind about whether it’s worth following. And claiming Nikita is up against tough competition is a non-starter. It’s questionable if anyone would chose to watch Nikita regardless of its competitors. I’m betting on the Elf.

  • Barbie

    Can’t believe Hoops & Yoyo only had 1.4 demo thay year. They’re like the funniest guys ever!!!!! <3

  • Dave Franco

    I’m surprised Bill Gorman didn’t write this. He’s a Nikita hater.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I’m surprised Bill Gorman didn’t write this. He’s a Nikita hater.”

    The crazy are often confused too. I’m one of the few predicting Nikita renewal this season.

    However, I did have those very early, and very correct, predictions of Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue cancellations that you doubted.

    How’s that working out for you?

  • Akon

    9pm timeslot has been brutal on the network, I think Nikita will eventually bounce back on a regular when it moves to 8pm starting next week.

  • tnetennba

    Did they air a new episode last night? I haven’t been able to find any evidence of that online.

  • Ardnaskela

    Tnetennba, which show,.Nikita?
    No, it wasn’t airing. It will be November 30.

  • tnetennba

    Thanks Ardnaskela. Yes, I meant Nikita.

  • Justin121

    Crapkita sounds better than Flopkita :D

  • Jennel

    This site is so pathetic!

  • Thomas Jane

    As expected Elf repeats beat Nikita;s original rating

  • John A

    Cant believe the elf special got a 0.5 on a holiday weekend. just shows how pathetic Nikita is.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    If they were to play Summer Glau’s elf movie, it almost certainly would beat Nikita.

    Hallmark Channel: Summer Glau and Eva La Rue Star in “Help for the Holidays” a Hallmark Channel original movie December 9.


    Summer Glau (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) travels from the North Pole to Los Angeles to lend a helping hand when she stars with Eva La Rue (“CSI: Miami”), Dan Gauthier (“One Life to Live”) and John Brotherton (“Jane By Design”) in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere “Help for the Holidays,” Sunday, December 9 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C). In the film, also starring young talent Izabela Vidovic (“Christmas Angel”) and Mason Cook (“Spy Kids: All the Time in the World”), Glau stars as one of Santa’s hard-working elves who’s enthusiasm for Christmas is contagious when she goes on a special assignment as a new nanny for a family in desperate need of a holiday makeover.

    Although she loves Christmas, Santa’s elf Christine (Glau) wonders if there could be more to life than making toys in the North Pole. When Santa receives an emergency wish from a little boy in Los Angeles, he puts Christine on a special assignment, sending her to L.A. to give the VanCamp family—mom Sara (La Rue), dad Scott (Gauthier), and their two kids Ally (Vidovic) and Will (Cook)—a holiday wake-up call. While Sara and Scott run their booming holiday store, Will and Ally are often left unsupervised. The kids long for a true family Christmas, with a tree and lights of their own instead of the holiday leftovers from their parents’ store.

    Christine quickly interviews to be the kids’ new nanny, hoping to secretly transform their sad Christmas spirit into a loving family celebration. Christine thinks she has it all under control and might even be falling in love. But when Sara suspects her new nanny is interfering too much, she threatens to end Christine’s stay in L.A. Will Christine fail her assignment and be sent back to the North Pole for good, or will the VanCamps come to their senses about the meaning of Christmas.

    Summer Glau with ELF EARS! It doesn’t get better than that! :-)

  • Richard Steven Hack
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