TV Ratings Friday: 'Nikita' Hits Season High, 'Malibu Country', 'CSI:NY' & 'Last Man Standing' Up; 'Blue Bloods' Flat

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December 1st, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.6/5 1.6/5 1.1/4 0.9/3 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 9.910 6.034 4.035 3.731 1.153

Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for FOX (College Football) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

ABC and CBS tied for number one in adults 18-49, while CBS was on top in total viewers.

On CBS, Undercover Boss garnered a 1.8 adults 18-49 even with its last  episode on November 16. CSI: NY notched a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating up 7% from a 1.4 on November 16. Blue Bloods scored a 1.5 adults 18-49 even with its last episode on November 9.

On ABC, Last Man Standing earned a 1.6 up 14%  from last week’s 1.4. Malibu Country scored a 1.5 up 7% from last week’s 1.4.  20/20 garnered a 1.7 up 13% from last week’s 1.5.

On FOX, College Football  (UCLA at Stanford) scored a preliminary 1.1 adults 18-49 rating from 8-10PM.

On NBC, Dateline garnered a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating down 8% from a 1.2 on November 16.

On the CW, the timeslot premiere of Nikita scored a season high  0.4 adults 18-49 rating up 33% from a 0.3 for the show’s last original episode on November 9. Most of your predictions were about right.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, November 30, 2012:

Time  Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS Undercover Boss 1.8/6 8.73
ABC Last Man Standing 1.6/5 6.80
FOX College Football (8-10PM)  1.1/4 4.04
NBC Christmas in Rockefeller Center - R 0.9/3 4.06
CW Nikita 0.4/1 1.24
8:30 ABC Malibu Country 1.5/5 6.33
9:00 ABC Shark Tank - R 1.6/5 5.84
CBS CSI: NY 1.5/4 9.82
NBC Grimm - R 0.6/2 2.80
CW Arrow - R 0.3/1 1.06
10:00 ABC 20/20 1.7/5 5.69
CBS Blue Bloods 1.5/4 11.18
NBC Dateline 1.1/3 4.34


via press note:

In late-night metered-market households Friday night:


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  • Dean_W

    Go CSI: NY !!!

  • Dillan

    Still awful for Nikita.

  • bigbrotherfan

    Nikita!!! :)

  • bigbrotherfan

    Atleast it went up and it shows the 9pm slot for the CW isnt too great.

  • Damo

    Glad Nikita is up even though only by 0.1 but still its a season high and enjoyed both comedies last night they weren’t bad at all

  • Kelly

    Dillan why are you so obsessed with a show you don’t even watch? I always see you in here ???

  • PV

    Nikita will adjust down, don’t get happy

  • The Old Woman

    Grimm repeats poorly.

  • lee

    yay for nikita

  • Marcelo

    Nikita getting more than 1M viewers is always something good to see nowadays

  • omar

    Blue Bloods certian renewed

  • Survivor Fan

    Happy for LMS and MC. I thought that Stanford / UCLA would have done better. Oh well, sports usually adjusts up in the finals

  • Lisa

    Pretty good for ABC. I think they can live with these ratings for Fridays. Even the repeat of Shark Tank did well enough. Still horrid numbers for Nikita (and might be adjusted down, too), so cheering them is kind of sad.

  • Adrian

    So much for the Arrow repeat hitting 0.5-0.6

    Seems like anything CW puts on Fridays at 9pm not named Supernatural will inevitably flop

  • Andrea

    Even if Nikita gets .03s from here on out, so what? Syndication coming!

  • danny94

    Well still not great for nikita but up is up and it was gtting 0.4’s last season so what eles do you expect

  • omabin

    Shark Tank putting that rating for a repeat is very impressive. It is a beast, should be tried on another night, glad ABC will do so. Good for the comedies that they rised a bit. Hopefully, Malibu is adjusted up in the finals, they clearly are very compatible comedies. Nikita being up is good, but I think the show would be renewed regardless. With 0.4 is a certain renewal, with 0.3 would be a likely renewal, given the general state of the CW shows.

  • Marcelo

    And it’s also a season high though, in the demo and in total viewers
    Hope it’s not ajudsted down

  • Andrea


    Even if Nikita gets .3s from here on out, so what? Syndication coming!

  • Ethan

    Nikita .4 on Friday (round up 30% which is typical of friday shows) places it really around a .5 for the CW.

    Which means it places higher then Emily Owens, Gossip Girl, and ties with HoD and 90210 (based off this past weeks ratings).

    So haters, go hate somewhere else. Show isnt the worst performer, especially for a friday show.

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