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TV Ratings Friday: 'Touch' Premiere Down, 'The Job' Debuts Low, 'Last Man Standing' & 'Nikita' Up

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February 9th, 2013

ABC NBC CBS FOX CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 1.6/5 1.4/4 1.3/4 1.0/3 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.047 6.529 8.226 3.765 1.027

Note: Due to local market weather pre-emptions in the Northeast, the fast nationals may be subject to more than the usual adjustments. Check back for the final numbers on Monday.

ABC was number one in adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers.

On ABC, Last Man Standing earned a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating up 14 percent from last week’s 1.4.  Malibu Country scored a 1.3 up 8 percent from last week’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Shark Tank garnered a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. 20/20 notched a 1.3 down 13 percent from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, the series premier of The Job scored a 0.9 adults 19-49 rating, down 53 percent from Undercover Boss’s 1.9 premiere on November 9. CSI:NY matched its season high with a 1.6 up 7 percent from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating Blue Bloods garnered a 1.5 among adults 18-49, even with last week.

On FOX, the season premiere of Touch earned a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, down 70 percent from a 3.3 for last season’s premiere on March 22 and down 30 percent from  a 1.3 for the season finale on May 31. Your predictions were too optimistic.

On NBC a two hour Dateline garnered a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating up 36 percent from a 1.1. for last week’s one hour episode. Rock Center scored a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating up 63 percent from a 0.8 for its previous original episode on January 24.

On the CW, Nikita matched its season high with a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating up 25 percent from last week’s 0.4.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, February 8, 2013

Time  Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 ABC Last Man Standing 1.6/5 7.35
NBC Dateline (8-10PM) 1.5/5 7.04
FOX Touch (8-10PM) - Season Premiere 1.0/3 3.77
CBS The Job -Series Premiere 0.9/3 4.11
CW Nikita 0.5/2 1.42
8:30 ABC Malibu Country 1.3/4 6.19
9:00 ABC Shark Tank 1.9/6 6.19
CBS CSI: NY 1.6/5 9.44
CW The Carrie Diaries - R 0.3/1 0.64
10:00 CBS Blue Bloods 1.5/5 11.12
NBC Rock Center With Brian Williams 1.3/4 5.51
ABC 20/20 1.3/4 5.19

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via press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night: (some delays in Northeast
> markets for weather coverage): 
> 
> * In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The
> Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.1/7; CBS's "Late Show with David
> Letterman," 3.0/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/5. 
> 
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49
> Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/4; "Late
> Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/4. 
> 
> * From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline"
> averaged a 1.6/5 in metered-market households and a 0.6/3 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" (0.3/2).
> 
> * 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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Definitions:

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  • Max

    Nikita :(

  • Dominic

    good for Nikita :D
    Touch is a flop

  • Mon

    Are there any preemptions in the east coast?

  • Dave

    Omg Go NIKITA!!!!!!!!! :D

  • Rob3008

    Good news for Nikita.

  • Sammy01

    Might as well cancel Touch now. Not that it deserved a 2nd season anyway.

  • forg

    Good for LMS but there’s coverage of the blizzard right and news coverage could inflate it but I hope it sticks

  • Ram510

    YAY Nikita!!!!! I hope it can hit a .6 really soon

  • fra

    Great result for Nikita!
    Another 0.6/0.5 is really great, and is on par with the results of cw’s weeksnight show
    Season 4 here we go!

  • senor chang

    not good for Touch, awful for the Job (at least the dramas weren’t affected, though…)

    great for NBC. Rock Center did pretty well.

  • danny94

    Good For Nikita :) Sucks For Touch, i liked the pilot but after that it just became to repetitive, Fox should have renewed terra nova instead.

  • K

    OUCH at all these premieres this midseason (other than The Following). Smash, Touch, Do No Harm, Deception and The Job all tanked. Makes me wonder what will happen to Golden Boy when it premieres….

  • Kat

    Nice to see Nikita up a bit. I wonder if so many people being trapped at home because of the snow storm helped. Not that it helped Touch apparently. Ouch.

  • forg

    Rock Center’s ratings is better than most of its Thursday ratings

  • senor chang

    if that number for Nikita holds, a fourth season is easily in the cards.
    Shark Tank is really killing it. wonder how that’s going to affect Grimm when it returns.

  • Shanna

    Good for Niki… she gets to fight another day!

  • JamieB

    FOX please cancel this crap so we can finally get our 24 movie dammit!!!

  • ally

    Rock center did well,

  • rob60990

    Lol at Touch. How embarrassing to premiere lower than Fringe.

    Good rating for Last Man Standing. Not great for Malibu Country. Shark Tank dominant as always.

    The Job will get pulled real soon. Does CBS have anymore episodes of UB left?

    NBC needs to do 2 hours of Dateline leading into Grimm. It would be extremely solid night for them

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