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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  • rob60990

    Shark Tank is a beast even in reruns. Solid for ABC comedies.

  • Sam

    Good for Nikita considering it’s, well… Nikita.

    I can see it pretty much averaging out there, with maybe a little bit of hope in it reaching a 0.5 now and again.

  • John A

    wow a season high for Nikita LMAO.

  • Dillan

    Obsessed? I’m simply stating that the rating isn’t good.

  • DougF


    Supernatural got 0.8’s in the slot last year. Heck two years ago they were getting 1.0+ there with the Smallville lead-in

  • Felipe Nikita


  • Sam

    Coming to think of it, Nikita probably would have faired better tonight in the 9pm slot, considering all the repeats during that time… Ironic?


    Damn Shark Tank did that well for a freaking repeat. Thats crazy to think its demos where that good and ratings that high for a repeat. Should ABC attempt to put Shark Tank on a different night or keep it on Friday? If it aint broke don’t fix it but I have a weird feeling ABC is maybe looking to try Shark Tank on a bigger night.

    BTW Last Man Standing and Malibu Country should be reciveing full season orders soon. They have stayed very conistent and have done well on the lowest rated viewing night. 20/20 was another solid performance.

    Why is ABC Fridays doing so well? I mean ABC probably is gasping the lowest rated on TV is one of there strongest LOL.

    Undercover Boss has proved to be a good Friday night hit for CBS. Its the highest rated demo wise and its helping CSI/Blue Bloods. Gettign rid of Maid in New Jersey was a big help just like Partners. I expect CSI NY to get a 10th season renewel and bill it as final season.

  • s0303

    shark tank still beat csi:ny on a repeat :)

    okay for nikita if it can hold that rating…0.4 on a friday is probably a 0.5 on another night…

    abc comedies are doing better than i thought after they fell a lot the first few weeks.

  • Tom

    oh yeah Nikita. Season 4 here we come!!!!!!


  • Maximillian

    Nikita will get renewed – its happening.

  • Sel

    Is 1.5 good enough for Malibu Country or I need to start worry?

  • Maximillian

    @Sel – if it stays there, no need to worry.

  • Jane

    Blue Bloods was so boring last night as was Danny’s fill in partner. She may have been pretty but she was dull as dishwater. I liked the fill in for the Halloween episode better.

  • CoolRanchDoritos

    Um what was that about the Arrow repeat doing better than Nikita.

    Suck it haters.

  • r0ckmypants

    So… a repeat of Arrow is a “flop” when it gets the same rating a new episode of Nikita gets in the same time slot? I think not.

    Why is ABC repeating Shark Tank? They have a 24 episode season; it seems silly to be repeating already when the rest of the lineup is new.

  • herpderp

    Nikita fanboys cheering over a 0.4? Pathetic.

  • omabin

    @Sel, I think Malibu is fine, albeit with little room for further falls.

  • Diana

    AWWWWW MAN, WHY this stupid people doesnt watch NIKITA?
    NIKITA deserves better rattings, it’s an awesome show!

  • r0ckmypants

    @JONNYSBRO – Last Man Standing and Malibu Country both already got 5 episode back orders. They’ll be around all season.

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