Friday Final TV Ratings: 'Last Man Standing' & 'CSI: NY' Adjusted Up; '20/20' Adjusted Down

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December 10th, 2012

Last Man Standing  and CSI:NY were each adjusted up a tenth while 20/20 was adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Friday's preliminary ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, December 7, 2012:

Time  Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS Undercover Boss 1.6/6 7.99
ABC Last Man Standing 1.5/5 6.54
NBC SNL Christmas - R 1.5/5 4.42
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.2/4 3.04
CW Nikita 0.4/1 1.19
8:30 ABC Malibu Country 1.4/5 6.01
9:00 ABC Shark Tank - R 1.5/5 5.55
CBS CSI: NY 1.5/5 9.95
FOX Fringe 0.9/3 2.71
CW Arrow - R 0.2/1 0.88
10:00 NBC Dateline 1.7/5 5.69
CBS Blue Bloods 1.4/4 11.17
ABC 20/20 1.2/4 4.61

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

  • Scottish Gay

    Go CSI New York, beatng Blue Bloods a few time maybe not in viewer numbers but in rating share, I see season 10

  • karin

    Shark tank repeat ,great for ABC

  • thesnowleopard

    Did these numbers just barely come out? There’s usually at least some discussion about them.

  • Jeremy

    Yes! Nikita held!
    Csi:Ny still doing good. I hope it can get one more season.

  • Clarke

    Pretty good night for ABC. 1.5 isn’t spectacular for Last Man Standing but it sure isn’t awful. If Shark Tank wasn’t a repeat I bet LMS & MC would have rose back up to 1.6-1.7.

  • hi

    Nikita UP 10.000 viewers <3

  • karin

    so ,pathethic for CSY New york and CBS

  • Sam

    @thesnowleopard The Friday final ratings are always late, but the prelims were posted on Friday, and that’s where most of the discussion was :p

    Don’t expect much discussion here now that we know Nikita hasn’t dropped though.

  • DenverDean

    CSI NY deserved better than an 18-episode order, which puts it TWO short of 200. Between it’s steady as a rock performance and good numbers in syndication, I’m really surprised it’s getting the stepchild treatment.

  • POI

    So happy LMS is adjusted UP


    Gold Rush on Discovery 1.9 beats all broadcast fare

  • omabin

    I think the good wife is safe for next season. There is little chance that CBS cannot actually get it to syndication (is there even a precedent for a show that could not be sold into syndication?) Surely its ratings are way better than every single cw show, cougar town, etc. and it has a procedural element, so I don’t know why it wouldn’t. CBS may be taking longer than usual because they probably command higher prices for their shows that they cannot charge for the good wife, but realistically, a deal will be made eventually. And when it does, it will go to noepisodes, just like fringe did this year. On top of that, it is the youngest of the three bubble shows and it is the one that is doing the best in ratings.

    What is interesting now is to know which out of the mentalist and csi ny bites the bullet. If the season ended now, I would go with the mentalist canceled. It did 0.1 better than csi ny which is on friday (given, sundays on cbs should almost have a friday factor as well), it is not cbs owned and it it already syndicated. However, I am not sure how expensive new york is right now, even though I suppose some budget cuts are always possible. But if the show was making money for cbs a year ago, why wouldn’t it be making money now?

    On another note, LMS is 0.4 tents behind the neighbours. It will be renewed and take malibu with it most likely.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “CSI NY deserved better than an 18-episode order, which puts it TWO short of 200. Between it’s steady as a rock performance and good numbers in syndication, I’m really surprised it’s getting the stepchild treatment.”

    Any show’s participants would love to be on a nine season “stepchild”!

    And the 200 episode threshold is only important to crazy aggrieved fans. The difference between 198 and 200 for CBS is insignificant.

    Edit: And while I’m sure everyone involved would like to get paid for producing two more episodes, I doubt the difference between 198 and 200 is any different for the cast and crew than the difference between 196 and 198.

  • Geordiegirl1967

    Good that Nikita’s ratings have crept up a little and seem to have settled at the 0.4 mark. That gives it a fighting chance of a renewal. It is a great show IMO that deserves a bigger audience.

  • thesnowleopard

    Yes, I am aware that there is less discussion in final ratings than in the overnights, even though the finals are what actually count. There is usually *some* discussion, however, so either the thread started out unusually slow or these ratings came out a bit later than usual.

  • Mon

    i’m so sorry CBS didn’t renew CSI: Miami. RIP.

  • JustToClarify

    Was Friday night Nikita’s last episode before the New Year?

  • david

    i agree good to see Nikita still at a .4 because a .4 is slitely better than a .3 and it is back to more than a million viewers. I think during the hole time it was at 9 it was below a million viewers.

  • david

    Yes it was. Nikitas next new episode will be on January 18.

  • Lance

    What is the average age of the typical BB viewer? 78? 81? It’s got to be up there. It’s the only show on the air that appeals to even an older audience than The Mentalist. Who would have thought Tom Selleck would be this generation’s Matlock!

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