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.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Ultima: Nikita is doing worse not just because of the ratings comparison, but because of its position on the Renew/Cancel Index. It’s lower than Nikita and will likely go lower, just like Ringer did.

    Also, with regard to ratings, how many times do we have to repeat that an average of .4 on FRIDAY is the same or BETTER than a .5 on a WEEK NIGHT?

    Try to keep up.

  • Darkridedan

    I hope they don’t move Shark Tank. Deciding between Undercover Boss and Kitchen Nightmares is hard enough. Going back and throwing in Who Do You Think You are was crazy. I hope Fox moves the new episodes of Kitchen Nightmares to Saturdays @9.

  • mark

    The CW Network should cancel the Beauty and the Beast and Nikita get a negative result with few spectators. The numbers are the numbers!

  • John A

    Supernatural did fine last yr being on friday but Nikita fans just seem to forget that. I mean doing 1 tenth better than a repeat of TCD is laughable.

  • tscchope

    Ah finally a Friday picture that is not Fringe. The relief.

    Really can’t see WB turning down a chance to get a show into syndication. That’s years of future income for WB from Nikita

  • SarahL

    I watched Nikita last night online. I know this show has its devotees, but even putting aside its implausibility, it is poorly written and acted. Lyndsey Fonseca is the only bright spot. She can do much better than this show.

  • Bizarro

    At this rate, does it mean five years from now we’re going to celebrate when our favorite shows get a 1.0 rating?

  • Loey

    CSI NY deserves another season. Please let it be!

  • DougF


    “Nikita might’ve dipped but you guys forget real quick how low Nikita’s ratings were before it moved up an hour. Nikita is consistently one of CW’s most viewed shows of the week.”

    You just made me spit my afternoon coffee

    When you say consistently most viewed, did you mean least viewed? If you are talking about overall viewers. Let’s just take this week for example. Now Nikita’s final won’t be known until tomorrow but the track record has been it either stays relatively the same in overall viewers or goes down 10’s of thousands of viewers. So let’s for argument sake say it stays what it is

    CW Overall Viewers this week
    Arrow 2.97 million
    VD 2.56
    SPN 2.12
    BATB 1.72
    TCD 1.38
    Nikita 1.37 (keep in mind the 2nd half hour it was 1.32 million)
    EO 1.33
    HOD 1.32
    90210 780,000 viewers

    This week Nikita was closer to the least viewed than it was the most viewed. Therefore it is not one of the most

  • Richard Steven Hack

    SarahL: “even putting aside its implausibility”

    Not any more implausible than the ridiculous Revolution which is currently a “hit”. It’s a spy show, which genre is hardly noted for “plausibility” in the first place. Maybe you think James Bond movies are “plausible”? How about Alias that ran multiple seasons? 24? Nikita is no more implausible than any other spy show or movie.

    “, it is poorly written and acted.”

    Another person who assumes an Oscar or Emmy performance is required to be a “good actor”…

    Everyone on the show is an excellent actor with the possible exception of Noah Bean and Dillon Casey who don’t impress me. Maggie Q is excellent, Shane West is excellent, Melinda Clarke is excellent, the previous star Xander Berkeley was superb and so is Aaron Stanford. Even Devon Sawa is good. The only one who isn’t that great, besides Bean and Casey…

    “Lyndsey Fonseca is the only bright spot.”

    …is her. She is adequate but hardly the best actor on the show.

    As for poor writing, that’s a laugh. The dialog is great – especially the lines Aaron Stanford gets – and the plots are well thought out and paced. There are very few obvious “plot holes.” Before this season, this was very little in the way of “filler” either within episodes or across episodes. The stand alone episodes this season have been the show’s worst mistake so far.

  • Bob

    CBS is really the only network that has viewers. They are a very lucky network. The rest suck pretty bad.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    John A: “Supernatural did fine last yr being on friday but Nikita fans just seem to forget that.”

    And that’s relevant how? Put any OTHER CW show on Friday with the possible exception of TVD and see how they do.

    “I mean doing 1 tenth better than a repeat of TCD is laughable.”

    And TCD, 90210, and pretty much every other CW show except TVD and Arrow doing its ratings barely a tenth or two better on a WEEK NIGHT is laughable, too.

    Again, no one is saying that Nikita’s ratings are GOOD. NO ONE! What we are saying is that they are IRRELEVANT.

    Something the Nikita haters like yourself appear to be unable to remember any more than Supernatural’s performance on Friday.

  • Dave


    Amen! ;)

  • Bizarro

    Yes, I’m so happy that Nikita will be renewed but I’m also happy that season four will be its last season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bizarro

    Okay Bizarro, I had the name first so shouldn’t you please be Bizarro2 or something?!

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