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

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January 26th, 2013

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


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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  • Bizzaro Bondoel

    LMAO at Nikita fanboys bashing B&TB, a show with higher ratings. What a pathetic fanbase.

  • Felipe Nikita

    “LOL yeah. It really is a flop ratings-wise, creatively wise and more. I want it gone to make room for a good show like Nikita or a good new show this fall.”

    Tottaly, they should stop putting crap shows like TSC or B&b after TVD, theyre so bad!

  • Dan

    It’s a sad day when your season high is a 0.5, even on The CW! Can’t for this show to get off the air so a (hopefully) more interesting show with higher ratings can take it’s time slot!

  • Mike

    loooooooooooll season high 0.5… pretty much sure it will be adjusted down

  • halloween

    Nikita could probably get .6-.7 on any other night….a little better than the worst CW shows

  • charmedcraft

    first of all, 0.5 is still not good. second of all, its going to get adjusted down as usual. lastly, watchin a show because there is nothing else on but its not worth watchin otherwise, doesnt make it a good program.

  • Dani

    So happy for Nikita!

    Really hope this keeps up. This show seriously deserves better. It may not be a ‘hit’ compared to other shows on the CW network but it definitely has better emotional depth and substance than all of them combined.

    And to all haters, shut it.

  • halloween

    The Following repeated poorly…not a good sign

  • matt

    I’m a Nikita fan, but I predicted .4 so I am happy to be wrong. hopefully it keeps this up.

  • Roberta

    yes Nikita!!! really glad! Nikita deserve good ratings! :)

  • panda22

    @ Ultima…in Nikita’s case….yes!, why?…loads thought Nikita was doomed last season, it got renewed. Pedowitz and WB tv want this show to go four seasons to cash in on international sales, DVD/Blu-ray + that back end syndication money.

    Its *too* close now to syndication to dump the show, EVEN if it means Nikita season 4 is used to fill schedule gaps when others shows are on hiatus, or even if it gets moved to Summer….Nikita *will* get renewed.

    Pedowitz said he likes giving shows a proper end, so i’ll bet season 4 will be announced in May as the final season and will be planned accordingly by the writers :)

  • Ultima

    Can’t for this show to get off the air so a (hopefully) more interesting show with higher ratings can take it’s time slot!

    The way the CW is going, I don’t think a new show will take Nikita’s timeslot.

  • Alexis

    The sour grapes making comments like “oh well, it’s still a pathetic number!” about Nikita are hysterical. And it’s even more fun knowing they most likely have another season and a half to kick and scream and gnash their teeth while Nikita stays very much around, no matter how low its ratings are.

    By the way, it may well get adjusted down to 0.4. Doesn’t make this fantastic show anywhere near as “pathetic” as any of these haters. But go on, hate and hate and hate, it’s not like you have anything better to do with your lives.

  • Ultima

    @ Ultima…in Nikita’s case….yes!, why?…

    Yes, why?

    I’m still waiting for you to explain why a single episode’s ratings will have any effect on Nikita’s fate.

    You wrote a bunch of stuff about it being renewed, but I never said anything about it not being renewed.

  • Ultima

    it’s not like you have anything better to do with your lives

    Says the person responding to internet trolls.

  • TOM

    if this is being so bad…

    this week

    The Vampire Diaries – 2.71 Milhões / rating 1.3
    Arrow – 3.14 Milhões / rating 1.1
    Supernatural – 2.01 Milhões / rating 0.9
    Beauty and the Beast – 1.79 Milhões / rating 0.7
    Hart Of Dixie – 1.45 Milhões / rating 0.6
    Nikita – 1.59 Milhões / rating 0.5 (FRIDAY)
    The Carrie Diaries – 1.27 Milhões / rating 0.5
    Emily Owens MD – 1.36 Milhões / rating 0.4
    90210 – 0.79 Milhões / rating 0.4

    I think Nikita was pretty good!!!

  • Shepherd

    The repeat for The Following’s premiere was lower than I would have guessed given all the praise given to the show on these boards. It looks like most everybody interested in the show checked out the premiere live, and not too many were interested in watching it a second time. Doesn’t bode particularly well for the shows future ratings.

  • Romeo Yotat

    Yay for Nikita who cres what u haters say abou nikita

  • Albert

    “LMAO at Nikita fanboys bashing B&TB, a show with higher ratings. What a pathetic fanbase.”

    Because bashing fans isn’t pathetic at all. Way to go! You should be proud.

    Higher ratings? LOL, like it’s scoring magnificent numbers.

  • John Keller

    Happy for nikita fans 0.5 is great haters you guys can hate as long as you want to

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