TV Ratings Friday: 'CSI:NY' Slides + 'Touch' & 'The Job' Fall From Premieres

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February 16th, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.5/5 1.2/4 1.1/4 0.9/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.071 6.075 7.499 2.861 0.611

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

Note: overall Adult 18-49 TV usage levels were down by -7% week to week (30.6 vs. 32.8)

On ABC, Last Man Standing earned a 1.4, down a tenth from last week’s 1.5.  Malibu Country scored a 1.1, down two tenths from last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Shark Tank was even with last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. 20/20 notched a 1.5, up two tenths from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, The Job scored a 0.7, down two tenths from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 premiere rating. CSI:NY earned a 1.2, down four tenths from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating Blue Bloods garnered a 1.4, down a tenth from last week's 1.5 among adults 18-49.

On FOX, Touch earned a 0.7, down two tenths from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating at 9PM. Kitchen Nightmares earned a 1.1, up a tenth from the 1.0 its last original earned two weeks ago.

On NBC a two hour Dateline garnered a 1.3, down a tenth from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Rock Center scored a 1.1, down a tenth from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. .

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, February 15, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM ABC Last Man Standing 1.4 5 6.65
NBC Dateline (8-10PM) 1.3 4 6.68
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.1 4 3.20
CBS The Job 0.7 2 3.37
CW Paper Heart -R (8-10PM) 0.2 1 0.61
8:30PM ABC Malibu Country 1.1 4 5.70
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 1.8 6 6.43
CBS CSI:NY 1.2 4 8.50
FOX Touch 0.7 2 2.53
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.5 5 5.62
CBS Blue Bloods 1.4 4 10.62
NBC Rock Center With Brian Williams 1.1 3 4.87


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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David
Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.  

*	In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49
Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/4; "Late
Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/4.  

*	From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline"
averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.5/5
in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
Ferguson" (1.2/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

*	At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 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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  • Eric_Philly

    Chalk it up as one more show killed by Fox’s scheduling decisions… Touch was an okay show for a while.

  • networkman

    I don’t understand when CBS says they intend not to order as many new dramas as usual because I don’t feel that they have order alot last Fall.

    They had Made in Jersey, Vegas, Elementary air in the Fall and then they ordered Golden Boy for midseason. And we see how easy it is for a new drama to be cancelled within a month after premiering. Vegas is providing mediocre ratings airing after NCIS:LA and constantly losing to Parenthood. So now CBS will decided to order 2 new dramas instead of 4? I don’t understand. In my opinion, this was a bad year for CBS new dramas so why not order at least the same amount to ensure there will be options to replace some of their aging dramas. My 4 frontrunners are NCIS:Red, Intelligence,Hostages, and Beverly Hills Cop.

  • MattD

    i’m surprised they’re already airing the CSI:NY season (or series) finale next week..hopefully they’ll give the episode a satisfactory ending, since it’ll probably be the last original aired

  • Chris

    @Eric_Philly – I really don’t think Touch was killed by scheduling. Certainly going to Fridays isn’t good for shows these days, but its ratings were terrible last season, too.

    When your audience is too small to count for anything (and still shrinking) at the end of season 1, it rarely matters whether your network moves you to Friday or not. You weren’t going to bounce back from that. All the Nielsen households who didn’t want to see Touch last year weren’t going to suddenly feel like seeing it THIS year.

    The people who say that Touch only got renewed so that Kiefer Sutherland could be placated for another season while Fox figures out what to do about this 24 movie they’re apparently on the hook for seem to have a point. There had to be *some* ulterior motive that convinced them to bring the show back for another year, because the numbers sure as hell couldn’t justify it.

  • RG-X

    Last Man wins in demo for the period.

  • RG-X

    CSI-NY/CBS is promoting the season finale next week – it looks like a cliff hanger episode – so the show is going to do a cliff hanger and CBS won’t renew it…well that doesn’t make a lot of sense. Why won’t the network give enough time to say to their aging shows to wrap it up…No! they have to play mind games… then a show has no real ending – or worse a cliff hanger that will never be resolved – Lame!

  • RG-X

    CBS – please “fire” the Job – killing CSI-NY as its opener

  • MissJo


    I don’t think it ends on a cliffhanger.
    I think they did a season finale that could act as a series finale just like last year and the year before.

  • Fake Me Out

    Fulton reporting The Job has been axed.

  • Holly

    @Fake Me Out,

    It’s also on this site. Here

  • Fake Me Out

    Not sure what happened on that last msg … should have read Sorry, here’s the link…

  • Fake Me Out

    Txs for the link but I’m not seeing it listed on the right side ‘recent posts’ list yet (or I’m blind) so I made the comment.

  • Jon

    Touch is in mob doctor territory for ratings on Fox. Will they just let the season play out, since it’s a friday night? I haven’t watched Touch since last season, is something going on with it that people don’t like, and are tuning away?

  • unhappy viewer

    If they cancel CSI:NY CBS CAN KISS MY DAMN ASS!!!

  • fakeem


    Maybe they do. Remember how Partners dropped betweem HIMYM and 2BG???

  • Clint

    Am I the only one who likes Touch? :(

    I do hope they just wrap it up in a full season though.

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