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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  • Percysowner

    Trying to close my italics, sorry!

  • Guest

    Nikita fans enjoy that 0.5 cause that’s the highest rating Nikita will ever get. Lol…

  • John A

    What did people expect the following to repeat rate? 2.0 or more? 1.1 is decent and matched fringe finale.

  • david

    Great to see Nikita at a .5. I hope it keeps that rating in the finales on Monday.

  • Perdix


    That’s the mind set here.

  • Esdru

    ‘The Following’ repeat this week got better ratings than Fringe series finale. What a pathetic show lol

  • Brittano

    Nikita almost DOUBLED in viewers since its premiere. It’s really picking up steam and it’s a friday show on its third season. Hitting a season high on episode 8 is very good. CONGRATULATIONS NIKITA FANBASE!!!

  • Percysowner

    I know that Nikita is likely to get a renewal based on the syndication prospects. I am still glad to see it hit a season high in the ratings. Like Tessa, I would like to see it renewed because the ratings are decentish, not just to get to syndication. Are the ratings great? Well no, but they are even with TCD and beat 90210, so not too bad all in all.

  • Brandon

    People are acting like Nikita being picked up for a 4th season wasn’t a foregone conclusion a long time ago. It was always going to get picked up, it was just a matter of when the announcement would be made.

  • Gabe


    The only thing that’s pathetic here is you. I guess Breaking Bad is pathetic too looking at its ratings, yet it has a huge fanbase and it’s a quality show.

  • GG

    Lol @ Nikita. The only way it can achieve a 0.5 is when it has no competition.

    Down to 0.4 – 0.3 next time.

  • bluejoni

    The CW fanboys are out in force !! It’s almost like everyone that watches that horrible network posts here !! SAD

  • Jade

    Can someone PLEASE tell me WHO exactly would be picking up syndication rights to Nikita?. Its the lowest rated series in primetime two years in a row. People barely watch this show as it is..what makes ANYBODY think this would be something valuable people would watch in syndication? I’m not a hater of Nikita but it just makes me laugh when people comment about this show getting to syndication. I’m sure there’s much higher rated series that people actually watch that would make more sense to buy.

  • Esdru


    Comparing Fringe ratings with a cable show? That’s even more pathetic yet.

  • CBSviewer

    Go CBS !

  • Tessa


    I’m only commenting because the early flood of posters decided to bash another show to make themselves feel better about their show’s rank, foul ratings. Near as I can tell, that’s the only reason so many people are bashing Nikita fans now.

    I agree, and I didn’t say anything about the bashing on either side. This has been going on in the Saturday threads since the days of yore. Thank God SPN is no longer dragged into it.

    Nikita will be renewed. Anyone who’s been here last year knows it. That was the year it should have been cancelled and it didn’t because Pedowitz is a fan. Now in its third season it will definitely get a forth so that the network can at least make some syndication money and cover some of its losses. The reason I say its good that it got a 0.5 is because it would be more of an offence to shows like Beauty and Emily Owens if it had gotten lower numbers and survived over them. This way at least it’s not the last-in-the-class, spoiled brat who passes the course because his dad is friends with the principal.

  • Jax

    Good job for nikita. really hoping that it continues with this rating because it is a good show.

  • Michael

    Good for Nikita’s slight rise, but only a 0.5 without any competition? I mean could you imagine if it were to compete with legit successful shows?

  • John A

    Some network will take Nikita. Even Fringe got a syndication deal.

  • Nick

    I underestimated Nikita.
    I’m not a fanboy or a hater, but I have to say, there’s something awesome about a show going up 150% in a few months.

    In other news, season high for Kitchen Nightmares!!! I think the problem this year has been that Fox has been moving it around and not promoting it. Hopefully, these ratings carry on into February, and it can give Touch a good lead-in.

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