TV Ratings Friday: College Football Leads FOX to Big Friday Win; 'Shark Tank', 'Last Man Standing' & 'CSI:NY' See Dips for Return

Categories: '

Written By

January 5th, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.1/9 1.5/4 1.4/4 1.2/4 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 11.207 5.836  8.878 4.477 1.027

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.

FOX was number one in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On ABC, Last Man Standing earned a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, down from a 1.5 on December 14. Malibu Country garnered a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, down from December 14's 1.5. Shark Tank scored a 1.8 among adults 18-49, down a tenth from a 1.9 for its last new Friday episode on November 16. Your predictions were too optimistic .  20/20 notched a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, down two tenths  from a 1.6 on December 14.

On CBS, Undercover Boss earned a 1.5, down a tenth from a 1.6 on December 7. CSI:NY scored a 1.4, down a tenth from a 1.5 for its last new episode on December 7. Blue Bloods garnered a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth from December 7's 1.4.

On NBC, a two hour Dateline scored a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, down two tenths from a 1.7 for last week's encore episode.

On FOX, The Cotton Bowl earned a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating, up six tenths from a 2.5 on January 6, 2012.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, January 4, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX College football (8-10PM) 3.1 9 11.207
CBS Undercover Boss 1.5 5 7.510
ABC Last Man Standing 1.4 4 6.616
NBC Go On -R 0.6 2 2.272
CW Nikita -R 0.3 1 0.969
8:30PM ABC Malibu Country 1.2 4 6.020
NBC Go on -R 0.6 2 1.884
9:00PM ABC Shark Tank 1.8 5 6.338
NBC Dateline NBC (9-11PM) 1.5 4 5.677
CBS CSI: NY 1.4 4 9.176
CW Arrow -R 0.3 1 1.085
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.4 4 4.835
CBS Blue Bloods 1.3 4 9.946


via press note:

In late-night metered-market households Friday night:

> *        In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The
> Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.1/7; CBS's "Late Show with David
> Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/6; and "Jimmy
> Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.  

> *        In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
> were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/2;
> "Nightline," 1.1/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

> *        At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.9/6 in
> metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
> Ferguson" (1.1/3 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People
> Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/1
> with an encore).

> *        At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in
> metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49
> in the 25 markets with local people meters.


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

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


Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.  More information on ratings is available here.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • CrimTV

    Hopefully it was Fox that made ABC’s comedies fall, hopefully they recover next week

  • omabin

    cmon malibu, just go up already

  • CBSviewer

    Lol CSI: NY beats Blue Bloods. With its ratings CSI: NY should be Renewed. It’s the perfect lead-in for BB.

  • Shanna

    Wow Nikita…

  • Ram510


    Why “wow Nikita”

    i didnt even know Last Man Standing and Malibu Country new this week, I thought it was repeats and watched repeats of Go on instead

    Blue Bloods needs to get it together, the show has been beyond boring. They need to get Danny a better partner maybe a guy who’s kind like him like how they did a few episodes back with that narcotics detective. They need more of Tom and the other brother and make the sister more likeable. Most importantly get back to the show being more about the family, they have really lost that this season

  • Felipe Nikita

    Nkita did well

  • David

    I watched 3 episodes of malibu and gave up. The plot was shot and then in the 2nd episode sara rue looked like she was 6 months pregnant. Plus, the storyline with the guy that may or may not be gay was annoying to the point of insulting because it was never funny. It seemed like they forced him into the show and Reba was never comfortable with the idea, which made her scenes and “jokes” awkward.

    Great to see that the Cotton Bowl did well, even though the first have was the only exciting part of it. A&M ran away with with in the second half because OU was predictable and played it safe until they were down two touchdowns, which made them panic.

  • Mon

    Tom Selleck likes to pout his mouth everytime. That’s the only kind of acting he knows about.

  • JJF

    Watched Blue Bloods last night. Decent episode although the plot should’ve been tighter and more intense given the subject matter. Missed opportunity, IMO.

    But BB will likely get a 4th season if only for syndication purposes.

  • Mon

    High unlikely CBS would choose CSI: NY over Blue Bloods. But I wish CBS would pair CSI and CSI: NY on Fridays 9-11pm next season and move Blue Bloods to Sunday. Both CSIs have a good amount of crossover audience and putting them back-to-back might be a brilliant idea.

  • Martin

    Hopefully it’s just a blip in the ratings for my Friday comedies, love having comedies on Fridays to watch, one of only two days I didn’t have comedies for, and starting this Sunday, thanks to ABC burnoffs, I’ll have comedies on every one of my tv days, Saturdays not counting.

    Also, always find it interesting that Cbs drops every hour in the demo but increases every hour in total viewers, shows how old skewing they are on Fridays, don’t think they mind too much, especially considering two of their shows usually are above 10 million.

    Think this is just a blip, all these shows are not used to competition this high, shows on Fridays don’t usually get over a 2.0 let alone a 3.0

  • madbengalsfan85

    Johnny Football is scary good…that is all

  • TV Gord

    How could anyone say last night’s Blue Bloods was boring?

  • DenverDean

    I seriously doubt Golden Boy is going to be pulling 9MM+ viewers when it debuts in the slot. CBS has a good thing going in terms of audience flow on Fridays. Sports always impact male-skewing CBS harder than most networks. The fact the NY & BB only dipped a ten v. a highly ranked bowl game is impressive.

  • sally

    i watch both CSI NY and Blue Bloods i cant stand the phoney Undercover Boss.that show is so scripted

  • CBSviewer

    Im sure CBS will Renew CSI: NY for several reasons:

    1) It’s not doing so bad on Friday.
    2) Without it Blue Bloods is done.
    3) Last year CSI: Miami got a 2.3 but CSI: NY made more money than it. This Season The Mentalist is around 1.6 so NY makes certainly more money than it.
    4) CSI: NY is own by CBS but not The Mentalist.

    I bet CSI: NY and TGW = Renewed
    The Mentalist and Vegas = canceled

  • CBSviewer

    I meant CSI: NY is owned by CBS, sorry !

  • SJ

    I will be fairly shocked if CBS cancels CSI: NY and renews The Mentalist. They basically pull the same ratings but CSI: NY does it on Friday. Also, it’s owned by CBS so all the syndication revenue goes to them.

    That’s pretty bad for ABC’s comedies. At this rate, the only ones we’ll see renewed for next season are The Middle, Modern Family and Suburgatory.

  • Nick

    Dang it Malibu Country!

    The ABC comedies had great episodes last night, especially Malibu County. Too bad the ratings were bad.

    I watched a full episode of CSI:NY for the first time, and it was great! It might’ve become a regular habit if it didn’t have such terrible ratings.

  • Jamie

    Well, I predicted in yesterday’s comments that all of the CBS & ABC shows would see series lows because of the Cotton Bowl. And although everything dropped I believe only Last Man Standing and Malibu Country actually hit season lows. It was pretty obvious that was going to happen. Seriously, Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M! Those teams are right in the heart of Reba country.

    I’m betting everything shoots back up to their norms next week.

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures