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TV Ratings Friday: 'Nikita' Hits Season High, 'Kitchen Nightmares' & '20/20' Up

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January 26th, 2013

NBC ABC FOX CBS CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.2/3 1.2/4 1.2/4 1.1/3 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 4.989 4.678 3.495 7.439 1.205

 

ABC, NBC and FOX tied for number one in adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers.

On ABC, 20/20 earned a 1.4, up 17%  from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, a two hour Dateline scored a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.

On FOX, Kitchen Nightmares garnered a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, up 18% from a 1.1 for its most recent original episode on December 14.

On The CW, Nikita earned a season-high 0.5 among adults 18-49, up25% from last week's 0.4. Your predictions were a little too optimistic.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, January 25, 2013

Time  Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS Undercover Boss - R 1.4/4 7.07
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.3/4 3.78
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers - R 1.0/3 4.21
ABC Last Man Standing - R 0.9/3 4.83
CW Nikita 0.5/2 1.59
8:30 NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers - R 1.0/3 3.74
ABC Malibu Country - R 0.8/2 4.17
9:00 ABC Shark Tank - R 1.4/4 5.03
NBC Dateline (9-11PM) 1.2/4 5.50
CBS CSI: NY - R 1.0/3 7.43
FOX The Following - R 1.1/3 3.21
CW The Carrie Diaries - R 0.4/1 0.82
10:00 ABC 20/20 1.4/4 4.50
CBS Blue Bloods - R 1.0/3 7.80

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via press note:
In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night:
>
> * In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The
> Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.0/7; CBS's "Late Show with David
> Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live,"
> 2.4/6.
>
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
> were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with
> an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/4.
>
> * From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.7/5 in
> metered-market households and a 0.7/4 in 18-49 in the Local People
> Meters.
>
> * From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5
> in metered-market households with an encore telecast) 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" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an
> encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).
>
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in
> metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49
> in the 25 markets with local people meters.

 

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

Definitions:

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.

 
  • John A

    Friday is a low rated show for the big 4 but CW did well with Smallville and SPN for 2 seasons. It became a bad night for CW when Nikita was moved there and it brought Spn down too.

  • Mal

    I tend to agree with John A’s sentiments.

    @Dan a few pages back, while the ratings for season 4 may not matter to *us* in terms of renewal as we assume it will not get a 5th season, they sure as hell matter to The CW who still needs to get advertisers on board. Unless they’re willing to Fringe the thing and take a loss in the hopes of syndication, I do believe Nikita’s low ratings (yes, including Friday’s miraculous .5) could still spell trouble for the show.

    Also, for those complaining about the more episodic nature of the show this season, that may be the cost you pay in order to get more episodes, as syndication deals tend to be made easier with less serialized shows. (See: every procedural and every sitcom ever).

  • getmilk

    John A: basically what you’re saying is that SPN is a pathetic show and had to rely on Smallville as a lead in?

  • John A

    No Smallville and Spn worked well together where Nikita and Spn didnt hence why CW Moved Spn because it was able to grow and Nikita left on friday. Look what happened to Nikita moved up to 9pm it made it drop to a miserable 0.2. What Fanbase has it? NONE

  • herpderp

    John A is a smart man. He points out logic and facts, and the Nikitards attack him and the shows he mentions. How sad.

  • Kavyn

    @herpderp Yes, because being called Nikitards and insulting the fanbase is a good way to get logic across.

    It’s not about the 0.5 rating, it’s about the show rising. Anyone here who isn’t blind will tell you that Nikita is the lowest rated show on the CW, and anyone who was here last year when Nikita got renewed could tell you it’s very likely Nikita will get a fourth season for syndication purposes. The arguments are arising because bitter TSC and Ringer fans come on here and attack Nikita every week, and yet when we defend ourselves we get attacked for “attacking every CW show out there” (which we don’t).

    My comment for BATB was uncalled for, true. But if BATB does get cancelled for whatever reason I can assure you Nikita will take the blame for it. Same with any CW show that gets cancelled this year to make room for other shows. That’s exactly what happened last year with TSC and Ringer, the fans (who don’t watch or care for Nikita) come on here and attack Nikita and insult it for it’s 0.4s.

    If you saw the “Guess Nikita’s ratings” poll, many trashed Nikita and said there was no way it would go above a 0.4, and some said that they would be surprised if it did. And lo-and-behold Nikita gets a prelim rating of 0.5 and people are telling us we have no right to celebrate at the increase and calling us miserable or whatever other word you wish to describe us as.

    But in the end Bill and Robert don’t care because the more we bicker, the more comments and page views they get (and ultimately more money), so they don’t bother to stop it. Same deal with Max’s comments about Revenge and Scandal.

    There’s always reason to celebrate for an increase, no matter how little or how low they may be. I’m glad Nikita for a 0.5, even if it drops to a 0.4 in finals, because at least it shows that Nikita still has potential to rise, and not steadily drop like most other shows.

  • Alan

    Don’t get too excited. Nikita only did well because there was no competition, it’ll get adjusted down. 0.4!

  • Cj morton

    You know a show isn’t great when it gets a 0.5 and people act like it’s Christmas! (0.5 isn’t alll that impressive…)

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Now it’s getting stupid here.

    First Brandy says she “doesn’t believe” in the Friday factor. Who cares what she “believes”? The Friday factor on every network is a known phenomena. It also applies to the CW, contrary to JohnA. The fact that the CW had a couple shows that did “well” – in the context of the CW, anyway – on Friday says nothing whatever about Nikita.

    We KNOW Nikita is not doing well on the CW and frankly never has. It didn’t debut that high and it dropped in season one and continued to drop in season two. We KNOW based on ratings that it should not have been renewed for a season three.

    But it was. And once again the ONLY logical reason possible is overseas syndication.

    So once again, it’s ratings for this season are IRRELEVANT and its ratings, whatever they may be, for next season will be IRRELEVANT.

    Whether it goes up a tenth or down a tenth is IRRELEVANT.

    I did not celebrate the .1 increase in the preliminary, and I won’t celebrate either that .1 increase maintaining or .1 downtick in the finals. IT’S IRRELEVANT.

    The notion that Nikita does not have a fanbase is just absurd. The fact that it manages to hang onto a .4-.5 most weeks clearly shows that it is stable and thus has a fanbase, however small relative to other shows on other networks or even on the CW (such as The Vampire Diaries.)

    Most of these comments are from people who simply don’t like the show and try to mask that by citing alleged “facts” that are just opinions.

    Just as I had to put up with comments from MORONS who crowed about Fringe being renewed for a season five for no other reason than syndication revenue, allow me to crow about the FACT – not OPINION – that Nikita got a season three and will almost certainly get a season FOUR.

    Deal, haters.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Mal: “@Dan a few pages back, while the ratings for season 4 may not matter to *us* in terms of renewal as we assume it will not get a 5th season, they sure as hell matter to The CW who still needs to get advertisers on board. Unless they’re willing to Fringe the thing and take a loss in the hopes of syndication, I do believe Nikita’s low ratings (yes, including Friday’s miraculous .5) could still spell trouble for the show.”

    As I’ve said before repeatedly, WB and the CW would have OBVIOUSLY expected Nikita to not do better than it did at the end of season two, and whatever deal was struck would have taken that into account.

    In fact, as I’ve also said, the probability is high that the deal was made for TWO seasons, not one, and the rate the CW paid for Nikita to WB is probably set for two seasons, possibly with some automatic adjustments based on ratings up or down.

    This is how I would have negotiated the deal and I assume anyone with a brain would have.

    So the probability is that the ratings fluctuations are IRRELEVANT to both WB and the CW.

    “Also, for those complaining about the more episodic nature of the show this season, that may be the cost you pay in order to get more episodes, as syndication deals tend to be made easier with less serialized shows. (See: every procedural and every sitcom ever).

    On this point, you may be correct. I think it’s a mistake, given that the first two seasons were highly serial, so changing that will only lower the ratings and make a syndication deal harder. However, I defer to the studio on that calculation. We also haven’t seen the remaining 14 episodes yet, so we can’t be sure the season will be mostly procedural. What the producers said was the “early episodes”, not the whole season.

  • getmilk

    I don’t watch Beauty and the Beast, but I sincerely hope The CW renews it just so I can throw it back at bitter Ringer and TSC fan’s faces! Ha!

  • louise fields

    What are the chances for the ABC Friday night comedies being renewed and when will it be announced? In our area, they hardly ever have a commercial about them and we love the shows.It is as tho ABC is not promoting them.LMS was on last season so it has an advantage over MCountry but I think MC deserves a chance. I see alot of shows renewed that has lower ratings than MC.

  • MichaelChickless

    Go Fringe!

    Oh, wait.

  • Felipe Nikita

    Are the final results coming out today?

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