Will Moving to Friday at 8PM Help 'Nikita'? - Poll

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November 30th, 2012

Update: in the preliminary numbers for its first Friday back at 8pm, Nikita averaged a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating and 1.24 million viewers. The Arrow repeat at 9pm averaged a 0.3 and 1.06 million viewers.

Nikita returns tonight with a move to the Friday at 8PM time period where it aired last season. So far this season, the show has languished on Fridays at 9PM earning o.3 and 0.4 Adults 18-49 ratings. Its most recent episode, on November 9, scored an 0.3. At 8PM it will no longer compete head-to-head with Grimm and Fringe which could help improve its numbers. Then again, maybe viewers have just tired of the show or maybe killing off Percy was a mistake. How do you think it will do tonight? Make your predictions then explain your opinion in the comments.

  • John A

    Nikita never got any 0.4 this season just 1 0.2 and 3 0.3 is all.

  • JJA

    @Tyson–actually, that is NOT true.

    Nikita did better at the Thursday @9 slot than Secret Circle did, while the Vampire Diaries lead-in had practically idential ratings for both years.

    As for Beauty & The Beast, that show has not done as well in the timeslot, while VD ratings are actually UP.

  • Proverb

    Nikita really is the best show on the network the problem is when you look at its numbers outside of The CW its doing really well so it just doesn’t fit on this network for some odd reason. It could be the small limited reach the network has.

    I do think Nikita improves since the 8p timeslot has proven to be higher than the 9p timeslot this season.

  • rob60990

    Probably a .3.

    Anyone wanna take bets that the Arrow rerun does better? :D

  • Dan S

    Nikita will surge to a season high of 0.4 if they’re lucky. It’s move to 8 pm certainly can’t hurt it as much as it has at 9pm. The odds of moving to another night are nil since it wouldn’t likely do any better elsewhere on the schedule.

  • John A

    Arrow repeat 0.5 or even a 0.6

  • Lisa

    Will it improve? No. Would an Arrow repeat outrate it? Yes.

  • Jason50

    I don’t think moving the time slot will make a differance. Maybe 0.3-0.4 tonight, the Arrow repeat may get a higher rating at 9pm. So far this season not as good as the first two seasons but still think it’s the best written show on the network as Supernatural and TVD not as strong as past seasons either IMO.


    Went with 0.4 (feeling generous)


    Arrow reruns will definitely do better

  • marcos

    I can adimit I stopped watching. I loved the first 2 seasons, each episode was fantastic but the season 3 started so boring and unatractive it got me off

  • Steven Leitner

    No got-dang way.

  • CBSviewer

    0.3 or less (hope a 0.0)

  • CoolRanchDoritos

    Why are you people even bothering to comment. Clearly you have nothing better to do with your time.

    I went with a .5 but i hope it does better than that.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Why are you people even bothering to comment. Clearly you have nothing better to do with your time.”

    The above now included in Webster definition of “Ironic”.

  • Melanie

    I’m hopeful for a rise to .5 — heck, I like Nikita quite a lot and I’ve been watching Grimm . . . . .

  • DKD

    I think at this point, if you aren’t already a fan of Nikita, a new time slot isn’t going to draw you in. Former viewers probably had their reasons to quit that weren’t necessarily due to time period.

    The last Live + 7 rating the show got was a 0.5. I suppose it’s possible that some of those 2-7 day timeshifters may now watch “same day”, but I wouldn’t count on it. About a third of them would have to shift in order to get a 0.4 with rounding (show getting a .36).

  • Jamie

    I hope it will do a 0.4.

    I know viewers are meaningless… But Nikita used to get 1.5 easily. Hope some old viewers re-tune.

  • Ike

    Killing off Percy was not a mistake insofar as the show was likely to be canceled. So the writers were wrapping everything up, which was very generous of them — unlike so many other writers of doomed TV shows, who just rudely throw in another cliffhanger even when they know the show isn’t coming back. The “problem” is that the show got renewed! They needed to IMMEDIATELY introduce an incredibly compelling new villain, and they didn’t. Episode 4 was an improvement, though.

  • Ram510

    Weird that CW moves Nikita away from Grimm at 9 once Grimm is over for the rest of the winter.

    Anyways I hope it can get at least a .4

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