Friday Final TV Ratings: No Adjustments for 'Nikita', 'Undercover Boss', 'Last Man Standing' or 'Malibu Country'

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December 3rd, 2012

There were no adjustments among adults 18-49 versus Friday's preliminary ratings.

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

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM CBS Undercover Boss 1.8 6 8.73
ABC Last Man Standing 1.6 5 6.72
NBC Christmas in Rockerfeller Center -R 0.9 3 3.89
FOX College Football (8:21-11:43) 1.4 4 4.87
CW Nikita 0.4 1 1.2
8:30PM ABC Malibu Country 1.5 5 6.31
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank -R 1.6 5 5.85
CBS CSI: NY 1.5 4 9.86
NBC Grimm -R 0.6 2 2.62
CW Arrow -R 0.3 1 1.03
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.7 5 5.68
CBS Blue Bloods 1.5 4 11.31
NBC Dateline 1.1 3 4.34

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Brandy

    @ Sabrina ,how exactly did CW fail Nikita?It got tons of promotion and best on CW in season one,keeps getting renewed despite always being a “bubble show”/one of the two lowest rated or the lowest rated shows on the network, this season I see more promotion than last,when it did worse in the 9pm slot they moved it back to 8pm to help it but helped only a tiny bit,last season and this season they paired with established shows with fanbases to help it but it didn’t, in season two they moved away from the heavy Thurs night competition that hurt it(Idol,Greys ect.).If people really wanted to watch it,they would watch live no matter if on Fri or Thurs or Mon or on at 8pm or 9pm yet viewers have been tuning out in droves ,especially during season two and three.CW kept Nikita though late/end of season two it was pulling 0.4 s, a rating that got several shows cancelled on CW-Emily Owens,Hellcats,Ringer,Melrose Place to name a few.So make me laugh again by explaining how CW failed Nikita.

  • herpderp


    Lol. And Nikita fans wonder why they get no respect. Keep the crazy comin’.

  • Barbie


    “Part of me just wants Nikita to be cancelled so all this childish bickering would stop.”

    Or renewed. Let’em have their miracle.

  • GARY

    Thank you TV viewers with set-top boxes or however ratings are gathered
    for showing a little more love for NIKITA!

  • herpderp


    They had their miracle when it was renewed for a third season. Instead of being appreciative, they attacked other CW shows.

  • Preston

    No actually nikita fans are all appreciative hepderp, you’re a child trying to start an argument on an internet comments site.

  • herpderp


    Poor fool. Keep believing that.

  • DenverDean

    I wish Nikita would somehow land a deal to start a cable syndication on USA or TNT. I believe the added exposure would definitely increase interest, so much so that rating start to go up higher at end of S3 and keep increasing in S4 and CW will renew for S5. LOL. Clearly ANTM is not the right lead-in for Nikita.

  • OMG

    Nikita in my opinion is renewed over The Secret Circle and Ringer, because the other shows are pulling in 0.5s and 0.4s by the end of their first seasons, while Nikita was pulling in 0.4s.

    Therefore, with the 2nd season looming, the ratings for these shows are likely to drop even further, which means that they are likely to do just about the same as Nikita, on a non-Friday night. Since Nikita has two more seasons left to syndication to recoup losses, vs the first two with 3 seasons to go, it makes sense that CW renewed Nikita, instead of suffering the loss of money for an additional season of episodes.

  • POI

    i hope Nikita goes up next week to a 0.5 or 0.6 even the show is showing signs of improving let it improve.

  • Dan

    How exactly is Nikita blocking any new shows? It airs on a Friday and The CW pays next to nothing for the episodes. The CW can’t afford to debut a new show on Friday and even if it gets cancelled then I’m sure Supernatural gets put there again. Nikita isn’t in the way of anyone.
    The CW has a lot of other shows on better nights with fewer seasons that ‘block’ new shows. Even so, the network will never be able to afford to replace all of them because that would just leave Arrow, TVD and Supernatural.

    BTW, The Secert Circle and Ringer weren’t cancelled in favour of Nikita but in favour of Hart of Dixie.

  • Dan

    Did The CW fail Nikita? Yes and no. They were extremely patient with Nikita but they made some mistakes. The ‘looks do kill’ promotion didn’t do the show any favours and moving it to Friday in its second season, when it didn’t have a loyal following wasn’t that smart either. They at least should have givven season 2 a chance before moving it.


    @ CoolRanchDoritos

    Rob also knows rating stats, episode counts, season avrg’s & other points that I have frequently added to my notes. I’d have him on my team eight days a week with no problem.

  • AgentVee

    @THEOLDMAN: Not including the 8 PM repeat, Gold Rush airs at 9, not at 10. Discovery airs Jungle Gold @ 10. ;D

  • Brandy

    @Dan, Nikita is blocking new shows that wouldn’t loose 90%-95% of thier audience by season three from being on the air

  • Sam

    @Brandy, But there are no other shows that the CW could air on a Friday. They can’t afford it.

    Arrow, SPN & TVD would stay on weekdays, as they are doing well for the CW, better than they have seen in a long time. Why would the CW premier a NEW show on a Friday? Advertisers know it’s the lowest rated day of ANY day on ANY network.

    So basically, Nikita isn’t holding any new shows back from premiering.

    Also, I agree. CW should have given Nikita a chance for the first half of season 2, airing it after TVD again. If it failed to hold the audience, then it should have rightly been moved to Fridays, but it was never really given a chance.

    I’m not a Nikita fan, but I wish the show nothing but the best of luck. 0.4 is by no means a good rating, nor is 0.5 if it rises next week… BUT I believe the CW quite frankly, doesn’t give a sh**. It’s going to make money from syndication, the only question is, is it enough money to guarantee a renewal? We shall see.

  • kat

    If anyone on either side of this perpetual Nikita ratings fan drama thinks they’re coming out looking like the mature party, they’re all sadly mistaken.

    This is just sad at this point. I didn’t think any war could be more obnoxious than the shipping war that’s suddenly sprung up in the Nikita fandom, but this might actually win.


    @ AgentVee

    Realized that after the fact (was hoping no one would notice). Thanks for the catch!

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Happy for Nikita no being adjusted down, but in reality it doesn’t matter anyway, since the show is probably safe as houses for a fourth season.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    By the way, the CW isn’t going to make money from the syndication. WB is. The only concern for the CW is if the ad revenue manages to eke a profit larger than anything else they can put in that slot, given that WB has probably given it to them for next to nothing.

    And since that information pretty much had to be already known at the time of renewal, based on last season’s final ratings, I’d say the odds are greater than 50% that it is the case.

    So Nikita is virtually a lock for a fourth season – unless of course it really does hit a 0.1 and WB has to pay them to keep it on the air because there is no ad revenue. My guess is that won’t happen because the deal with the WB is for TWO seasons, not just this one, regardless of the ratings level in either season. That’s how I would have negotiated it on the WB side.

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