Friday Final TV Ratings: 'Prancer Returns' Adjusted Down, No Adjustments for 'Last Man Standing', 'Malibu Country' or 'Fringe'

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December 17th, 2012

 Prancer Returns was adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Friday's preliminary ratings. There were no other adjustments to original programming. Note: We do not have final ratings for the CBS News Special that aired at 10PM.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, December 14, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM CBS Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer -R 1.9 6 6.63
ABC Last Man Standing 1.5 5 6.81
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.1 4 2.99
NBC Michael Buble: Home for the Holidays -R 0.9 3 4.09
CW Prancer Returns (8-10PM) 0.3 1 1.44
8:30PM ABC Malibu Country 1.5 5 6.42
9:00 PM CBS Yes, Virginia -R 1.6 5 5.84
ABC Shark Tank -R 1.2 4 4.26
FOX Fringe 1.1 3 3.12
NBC Take it All 1.1 3 4.79
9:00 PM CBS Elf on a Shelf -R 1.6 5 6
10:00 PM NBC Dateline 2.0 6 6.78
ABC 20/20 1.6 5 6.28

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

  • John A

    Glad Fringe didnt adjust down.


    So Prancer returns lower ratings than Nikita? Who wooda thought.

  • John A

    THE OLD MAN Well if Nikita aired from 8-10pm you can bet id would get a 0.3 too.

  • John A

    Kitchen Nightmares is really doing horrible. It used to get mid 1.s last season. What happened?

  • CenterGravity

    Good job LMS! Can’t wait to Observe the final episodes of Fringe.

  • were123

    It’s nice that Fringe didn’t adjust down, it’s bumping now that’s on the final episodes! I hope to see the finale hitting a 1.5! (or even higher if possible, but I think 1.5 is the highest rating we could expect, and the likely event is that it will get 1.2 or 1.3)

  • CBSviewer

    Fringe viewership was adjusted down, no ?

  • jj

    What a boring night of television Friday is.

  • DeanW

    I expect a 1.3 for Fringe finale on January 18.

  • Mickey

    Good to see Fringe hanging in there. I’ve watched the first 4 seasons on DVDand I’m almost caught up on s5 on iTunes, so I’ll be able to watch the last episodes live at least.

    Love that s5 takes place in a dystopian future. Makes me think I wish Supernatural had done more than one episode of the Croatoan future. It would’ve been a great way to ramp things up post-Apocalypse.

  • thesnowleopard


    Depends on which time slot and which week you mean. At 9pm, Nikita was getting 0.3s and 0.2s. Only its highest demo has been a 0.4 and that at 8pm.

  • Ting En

    Friday is December 14.

  • Fred

    Snowleopard. Why do you need to talk smack about Nikita every post you make here. Are you that selfish to trash a show that other people care for. Just for your Info it got 1 0.2 people obviously forgot it was a new ep that night. so not 0.2s as you say.

  • thesnowleopard

    Are you lost? This is a ratings site. People talk about ratings here. If you are looking for a fan site where everyone loves the same thing you do, you are in the wrong place.


    @ thesnowleopard

    Actually I was giving Nikita 0.4 @ 8:00 & 0.3 @ 9:00 for a 0.35 avrg. If it did avrg 0.2 ttl @ 9:00, then I stand corrected.

    Will change my comment to read Prancer Returns EQUALS Nikita.

    If not comment will have to stand as is (ONO!).

  • Khan

    I think Fringe may hit a 1.5 or more for its series finale!

  • Khan

    Imagine how cool it would be if Fringe hits 2.0 for the finale

  • John A

    Fringe would only get a 2.0 if aired after Idol. Id be happy with a 1.2-1.3.

  • huldu

    And why do we care about fringe ratings? The show is over this is the last season. Nothing will change that.

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