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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  • panda22

    @ Ultima…its not about a single episodes ratings, its Nikita history of ratings over 3 seasons + the reasons i gave above.

  • Bad Wolf


    Following your logic, The CW is in for a lot more sad days this season and beyond coming from pretty much all of its shows bar Supernatural, Vampire Diaries and Arrow, unless of course you consider a 0.5 is pathetic and a 0.6 is excellent.
    And by the way, your lack of interest in Nikita doesn’t make it an uninteresting show, I hope you understand it ? Unless we’re living in “The world according to Dan”, but in this case nobody broke me the news !

    @Bizarro Bondoel

    Try harder, you’re not as pathetic and unbearable as trolls like Max and the likes. You’ve still got a long way to go to reach their level of stupidity. I’m not saying this because you obviously hate Nikita, just because you care about it so much that you take the time to comment about it ! You must pray for it to be renewed so you can spread your venom as long as possible, I’m sure ;-)

  • Dan S

    @ Halloween, I don’t think last nights 1.1 for The Following repeated poorly. Most everyone who saw the initial airing will likely tune in again Mon. This is also a show readily available on demand & it edged out a rerun of CSI NY at 1.0 as well.

  • Sabrina

    Nikita will be back for season 4. A ratings high of .5 makes no difference to that fact.

  • Ram510

    Is there any chance Nikita can adjust up to a .6?

  • Bizzaro Bondoel


    Said the kettle to the pot.

    @Bad Wolf

    Wipe the cheetos off your fingers and stop fapping to Maggie Q.

  • Ethan

    Yea Nikita!!!!!! Love this show!!!!

  • Felipe Nikita

    @Bizzaro Bondoel

    Maggie Q is hot, so shut up!

  • Bizzaro Bondoel

    @Felipe Nikita

    HAHAHA how pathetic.

  • HalCapone

    Boring night of repeats so nobody was watching their tee-vee.

  • panda22

    LOL!….i bet Bill and Robert a LOVIN’ all the fan fighting, page hits comments and add revenue :D

  • Albert


    Said the kettle to the pot.”

    I’m not bashing fans and calling them pathetic. I’m making fan of a fictional tv show and celebrating that my tv show did well for the situation it’s at. There’s a big difference. Good luck taking this so seriously that you need to call people pathetic because they like a tv show. LOL.

  • Sabrina

    Nielsen eyeballs are Nielsen eyeballs. Who cares why? As long as they stick around.

  • Bizzaro Bondoel


    Nice hypocrisy.

  • Just

    I guess its time to change “fringe ratings” to “nikita ratings” in the search bar

    just saying

  • Shepherd

    @Dan S

    I have to agree with Halloween. 1.1 might be decent repeat numbers for a mid season episode, but they seem low for the repeat of the premiere. I agree though that Fox’s DVR campaign paid off a bit, nothing stellar, but 34% gain in L+3 is pretty decent. The problem I see, is that the 34% came at the expense of repeat numbers.

  • kikieka

    Nikita awesome. ..go Niki

  • Felipe Nikita

    where are you from?

  • Bad Wolf

    Thinking about it, I think the headline about Nikita’s season high’s sole pupose was to attract as much trolls as possible. Now that Fringe is gone, they have to set up or at least feed another fire to keep their Saturdays alive. The Revenge/Scandal, Grey’s/POI, Castle/5-0, Supernatural/The rest of the world, The Mentalist/The Good Wife/CSI:NY wars are not enough, so let’s create another one to keep the buzz going. The site can say a big ‘Thanks !’ to hateful and disrespectful people for the increasing comment numbers.


    I think this is way more sad than a 0.5 season high for Nikita, which you find sad because you don’t like it. I’m sure you wouldn’t have made that comment if a show you like had reach a 0.5 season high.

  • Adrian Warhol

    I am surprised no one has mentioned how well The Carrie Diaries repeated when compared to its initial airing. I am really going to keep my fingers crossed for this show as its very watch-able and is my new guilty pleasure.

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