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

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February 9th, 2013

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


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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  • David Howell

    Rock Center beats most of the NBC sitcoms. And within 0.2 of winning the slot.

    I predicted Fox would be all-unscripted on Friday by May sweeps, they might be there by the end of these sweeps at this rate.

  • Rebecca

    That was the funniest LMS episode I’ve seen in a while. That was all we watched before putting on a Cheers dvd. Too bad for Touch – I wonder if the weather/storm/news coverage affected it a lot.

  • Noel

    Ok, I love both Arrow and Nikita so the first comment is pointless. Anyway yay for Nikita!

  • Mon

    you do realize arrow is a s1 show nikita is on it’s 3rd season and it’s a Friday show so don’t you dare compare them.

    Did Nikita reach 1.0 in its first season? Wasn’t Nikita out of Fridays theb shipped to Fridays due to low ratings? Sorry, I’m not really aware of the show’s history.

    Nikita fans should not celebrate yet. It might be inflated.

  • forg

    Identical viewers for Malibu and Shark Tank but quite a gap in the demo

  • Kelly

    Nikita just gets better every week, it’s such a well written/acted show and it’s easily my favourite show on television right now.

    Is it the highest rated show? Of course not, but do ratings reflect the quality of a show? Well if that was the case, I guess Jersey Shore is an AMAZING show considering it used to hit 8 mill viewers.

  • CBSviewer

    CSI: NY did great considering its lead-in :) CBS should Renew it and The Mentalist but cancel The Good Wife !

  • Sarah

    Oy Touch.

  • Shepherd


    I think if anything, the snow storms helped Touch. It was obvious that Fox didn’t have much faith in it this year, not only was it moved to Fridays, but they kept bumping the premier date.

  • Ram510

    Lasts nights Nikita was the best episode of the season and it looks like it gets even better when it returns! Really wish it wasnt a repeat next week. Maybe it’ll get a .6 in March when a lot of shows are in repeats

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Sorry about touch. Looks like Fringe wasn’t doing all that bad anyways

    scripted shows only go worse and worse on fridays. Insane discovery shows and other reality shows rules more and more this season and years ahead this will be the trand for friday.

  • chris

    Hope Nikita gets adjusted down. Don’t care, we all know that this show will have a season 4, with this bad numbers ):… I watched the Pilot and I liked it, but it’s not fair Nikita coming back for next season being the lowest show of cw.

  • Mon

    @John A
    It’s How I Met Your Mother for CW at 6:30pm, at least here in Houston, TBBT on FOX, Wheel of Fortune on CBS.


    BB (scripted) takes 10:00 YAY–Disappointing start for The Job, but CSI NY still decent @ 9:00

    LMS takes 1/2 hour at least, but MC needs to improve soon as ST becomes a real force @ 9:00

    NBC needs Grimm fast & The Touch tanks for FOX (as expected)


  • Petar Ivanov

    TGW is already renew. CBS want 100 episodes. Look at CBS page. TM or CSi NY will get the axe. CSI NY 2 seasons escape from the axe MIami take it instead now is paybach tume.

  • rob60990

    Btw ABC has a new episode of Shark Tank scheduled on March 1 so it looks like Primetime Nightline is being pushed back. I wont be shocked if it ends up Thursday at 8 when Zero Hour is pulled.

  • Ram510


    Yes Nikita was over a 1.0 in season 1, so what’s your point? I’m not 100% sure Nikita was moved to Fridays due to low ratings cause it was te best rated show post TVD since Supernatural was post TVD which also got moved to Fridays. Nikita did fine on Thursdays, yes it did decline in the spring (as most shows do) but it was always one of CW top shows on Thursday

  • David Howell

    Clearly The Job won’t replace UB long-term. CBS scripted failure in the Friday 8pm hour will presumably resume in earnest in the fall. Are any of their “we only make money from selling these shows, not from the commercials on first airing” bubble shows 8pm-suitable?

  • Petar Ivanov

    @NBC needs Grimm fast

    If Dateline and Rock Center stay so good for NBC better put Grimm on tuesday at 10.

  • DM

    @Chris I believe 90210 is the lowest rated CW show, or at least it has been for the past few weeks.

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