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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NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.


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  • JNewt

    The debate with Nikita is ridiculous, the ratings isn’t even remotely where Nikita’s decision is made on when it gets renewed its the other financial stats that aren’t available to you guys on this site like other demos like the M 18-34, Netflix earnings, and overseas reports.

  • Jiji Moran

    Posted December 1, 2012 at 11:32 AM
    The Dateline last night was about a murder case from my city. I live in Columbia, MO. It’s a follow up episode to one that aired two summers ago. The man convicted of the murder was my brother in laws roommate at the time of arrest and friends with a lot of people I know. We know he is innocent and continue to fight to get him released

    I saw this last night, and I thought they chopped it up too soon. There was no resolution to the case. Was his appeal successful? Is it still going on?

  • Flof

    Nikita… :'(

  • Tabitha

    when I read headline all I seen was Nikita and High. LOL 0.4 It did so much better moving back an hour :D:D:D:D

  • man

    Just move Nikita to a new channel…nobody watches the cw…”the game” is proof, cancelled by cw, picked by BET with record ratings 4x than on cw. Cw is broken

  • SteveO

    Am I the only one who actually likes the cast change on Last Man Standing? Also, I think Malibu Country is improving as well. Glad the comedies stabalized!

  • Nick

    People, be nice.
    It’s just a TV show. It’s meant for your entertainment. If you don’t like it, DON’T WATCH IT. If you love it to death, you really don’t need to blab about it on the internet.
    Please stop bickering. You’re ruining the website for everyone who reads your comments.

  • Just Desserts


    What are you talking about? It’s fun to bash each other’s shows. Isn’t that the point of this website?

  • Dahne

    @herpderp – Wow. I don’t care one iota whether Nikita is renewed or not and even I find you obnoxious. To come to the forefront like that in 8 pages of obnoxious is quite the feat. Amazing how you spew out suggestions for others that you yourself don’t take. I certainly hope you don’t like the shows I like (and unfortunately it seems you do on occasion) because you are an embarrassment to whatever shows you will be promoting. Or maybe you are one of those people who troll for kicks I read about. I felt really sad for them.

  • Nick

    @Just Desserts

    Bashing is one thing. What the people do on this website is something completely different. It’s just sad.

  • Cj morton

    Yay for malibu country and last man standing finishing there downward slide!!!

  • pinkie

    nikita 0.4 is so bad.it can never in a billion years reach 0.5,forget 0.6.such a trash! Ringer was so much worth watching.but nikita was renewed.this is partiality.

  • Sam

    .4 a season high… lol, that’s so funny.

  • Chocolate

    Nikita is back on game ! And I think because of Owen and Alex scenes…GO OLEXXX !!!

  • OMG

    Glad to see Nikita doing well (which means still on air) I have not watched since Season 1, but I gave up due to other commitments besides watching tv, it has been a really entertaining and quite well written and produced show.

  • rob60990

    “Isn’t that the point of this website?”

    Not really, however people still do it including myself. ;)

  • Mike S

    I havent posted in a while but I want to this week. I’m a HUGE Nikita fan and too many people on here accuse Nikita fans of hating all the other CW shows. Well I watch hart of Dixie, Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, and will check out Cult when it starts. My point is I am sure almost all Nikita fans watch other CW shows. We dont hate them. Nikita is just our favorite.

  • Justin

    True story. I’m a huge Nikita fan. Such great production. And I watch Gossip Girl, 90210, Vampire Diaries, and I’ve been giving Arrow a chance.

  • CenterGravity

    Way to go Last Man Standing and CSI: New York!


    I’m starting to get into the bashing side of things myself.

    Conduct unbecoming I know, but at my age gotta get some fun in somehow.

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