TV Ratings Friday: 'Nikita', 'CSI:NY' & 'Malibu Country' Dip + 'Last Man Standing' Steady

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February 2nd, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.6/5 1.5/5 0.9/3 0.8/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 10.539 6.053 3.502 2.664 1.037

 Due to the nature of live programming the ratings for NBC (NAACP Image Awards) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

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

On ABC, Last Man Standing was even with its last original's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Malibu Country earned a 1.1, down a tenth from its last original's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Shark Tank earned a 1.9, down a tenth from its last original's 2.0 rating.

On NBC, The NAACP Image Awards earned a 0.8, matching its rating from last year. Dateline scored a 1.1, down a tenth from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Undercover Boss earned a 1.9, even with its last original. CSI:NY earned a 1.5 down a tenth from its last original's 1.6. Blue Bloods earned a 1.5, even with its last original.

On FOX, Kitchen Nightmares garnered a 1.0, down four tenths from last week's 1.4

On The CW, Nikita earned a 0.4, down a tenth from last week's season-high 0.5 among adults 18-49.


Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, February 1, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM CBS Undercover Boss 1.9 6 9.86
ABC Last Man Standing 1.3 5 6.89
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.0 3 2.94
NBC 44th NAACP Image Awards (8-10PM) 0.8 3 3.05
CW Nikita 0.4 1 1.37
8:30PM ABC Malibu Country 1.1 4 5.95
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 1.9 6 6.66
CBS CSI:NY 1.5 5 10.36
FOX The Following -R 0.7 2 2.39
CW The Carrie Diaries -R 0.3 1 0.70
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.5 5 5.08
CBS Blue Bloods 1.5 5 11.40
NBC Dateline NBC 1.1 3 4.40


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," 2.8/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.  

*	In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49
Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late
Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.  

*	From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline"
averaged a 1.6/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in
the Local People Meters.

*	From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.7/5
in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
Ferguson" (1.4/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

*	At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in
metered-market households 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.


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.

  • Brandy

    Dave, once Emily Owens ends Tues, Nikita & 90210 will tie as lowest rated cw show unless 90210 bounces back up to over a million viewrs and 0.5_0.6 like it did ealier this season.

  • Tessa

    But if that’s true then word of mouth should attract more viewers to Nikita. I didn’t watch Supernatural when it started airing. In fact I didn’t start watching it until 2010 when word of mouth on blogs got so loud that I decided to give it a try. You can bet over the years Supernatural lost a portion of its initial audience but it gained enough along the way to remain steady. Why can’t the same thing happen with Nikita? (honest question, not trolling.)

  • Brandy

    Dave, that index also says Nikita is only not a tossup due to possible syndication season four renewal, otherwise it would tie 90210,Carrie Diaries,maybe Beauty as a tossup for renewal.

  • rob60990

    ABC can easily get a 1.2 rating or better for a cheap reality show rather than continue to air those comedies. LMS may get a 13 episode renewal and try pairing it with a new comedy. Malibu Country however is looking done. I would move it to likely cancellation. If Primetime Nightline does well enough ABC can easily cancel both comedies.

  • Ram510

    @ Brandy

    What are you talking about? Do you have any sort of figures to show that Nikita is The CW’s lowest rated show all 3 seasons. No you don’t cause it’s not true. As a matter of fact in its first season Nikita was only behind TVD, Smallville (final season) and Supernatural. So quit spreading your lies. What did Nikita ever do to you anyways. All you do is down all Saturday each and every week bashing it, get over it

  • Dave


    Well then it all remains to be seen then.

    Nikita is a Friday show so you can’t rank it with the other CW toss-ups.

  • Felipe

    Half-hours? Please.

  • DougF


    CW could syndicate nikita internationally with the 3 seasons. If it does so great internationally like all the nikita fanatics have claimed then it should be no problem selling the 3 seasons

  • Max

    Nikita has not been the lowest rated cw show for the past 3 years I recall on its first season it was melorsoe place 2.0 and hellcats .. And last season it was Gg,hod , 90210 so get your facts straight

  • kbmv

    Hahaha @ Ram510

    Sounds like you’re about to cry because someone says something about Nikita and it’s horrendous ratings. Cry some more crybaby. Haha

  • Sarah

    The CW Network if you want to survive you must cancel all the shows that do not reach 1.0 … Must renew with quality shows! The only certainty is that the CW network continues to lose viewers have a negative result.

  • Felipe Nikita

    Nikita is a gret show

    Im not a fan of salex, sorry, for me alex deserves more

  • Petar Ivanov

    So cheap reality shows on friday beat scripted shows with good margin.

    If new CBS reality the jobs is like friday champions Undercover Boss and Shark Tank networks must get rid of this expensive scripted lower rated shows and take reality shows. CBS can be first one. Enough made in jersey etc please. TGW will be bad on friday.

    Fashion stars on NBC in friday will look like smash hit with 1.5 when so many NBC scripted shows are around 1.0.

  • a p garcia

    I think Reba’s show needs better writers and move from Malibu to Texas or Oklahoma and Reba should sing more often and I think Nikita will be renewed.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Fake Me Out – Nikita already did hit a 0.2

    @may – I never said you were crazy. But Nikita fans, in general, are. And just because someone outside the US watches a show does not mean that makes the production company money.

  • rob60990

    Lol at Max. What a bunch of wrong info.

  • Carl

    Has Malibu Country gotten any better? My mother is a Reba fan and she watched most of her last sitcom (at least until near the end), but she watched one episode of this and washed her hands of it.

  • rob60990

    That Max is probably Bondoel. The horrific punctuation is a giveaway.

    The only show that rated worse than Nikita last year was LA Complex. 90210 never fell below a .6 until its season finale. Gossip Girl only had 1 .4. Nikita had a bunch and HOD never went below a .5.

  • beached

    Why does anyone care about the CW? For a “network” that gets horrific ratings, there are way too many comments about their garbage. Why do you think the get horrendous ratings?

  • chris

    Why couldn’t ABC have picked up that girl meets world pilot and put that where boy meets world used to be? I think that’s a little bit of a problem for ABC on Fridays. ABC president Paul Lee said he doesn’t want to skew young on the night which is a shame because skewing young is what made the first TGIF work and skewing old is what the second one sucked. It’s alright to have adults in the shows but the kids need equal amount of focus.

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