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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  • Petar

    @CBS needs Undercover Boss back.

    UB has only 4 episodes only for May sweeps.

    NCIS&POI reruns till may sweeps is best way. Both shows has best drama reruns on broadcast. Guess both will be around 1.2-1.5 on friday.

    the jop is SHAME for cbs. csi ny won’t survive this time.

  • Shepherd

    I should clarify my statement. When I said “stay on the air” for TJ, I didn’t mean to imply that it would continue to air on Fridays, only that whatever ‘deal’ CBS has with these companies will probably keep them from pulling it from the schedule completely. Daytime Saturdays appears to be the likely scenario.

  • Holly


    I really think Elementary is a good bet for this night.

    If CBS’s strategy is to get shows to syndication, then moving Elementary to Fridays next season doesn’t make much sense.

  • Oliver

    Does CBS have anything original to replace The Job or is it NCIS repeat time?

  • a p garcia

    I like Reba and MC is no where as her show on the CW the rest of Fridays shows rated as expected!

  • Petar

    fox touch is shame. Fringe look better and better for fox. Especially if was cheap enough. Guess the following or glee will take that slot next season on fox.

    NBC cheap shows are BIG WINNER! Dateline looks good.

  • omabin


    Where else can it go? The only other option is Sunday, but I think H50 is a way better match for Sundays and Elementary is a way better match for Fridays. I think it is possible for shows to survive long enough on Fridays. See Blue Bloods for instance. And that one didn’t have the benefit of a post POI slot the whole season or a super bowl airing. Also, Grimm will likely make it to syndication on fridays. Nikita the same, although that one also hasn’t started there… I mean, CBS needs room on weekdays to launch new shows and it needs to improve fridays somehow. It also needs a place to move elementary so, why not?

  • Ray

    There’s a good chance that Malibu Country gets adjusted up because it’s happened the majority of the time, but if it doesn’t I believe it’s a goner. I think ABC can tolerate a show that bottoms out at a 1.2 and ocassionally bumps higher, but any lower is probably a deal breaker. And even if it does pull up a tenth I’m sure ABC would cancel it if they have a pilot they like that seems like a good pairing with LMS. It’s too bad. It’s one of the few shows that my kids watch that I actually enjoy.

  • JJF

    CBS should try comedies on Friday. They need something with more demographic presence.

  • Shepherd


    Why exactly does CBS “need a place to move Elementary’? I’m just curious why you feel this way.

  • Oliver


    I agree with you on principle, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they keep propping up Elementary on Thursday, move PoI to Wednesday, and bump CSI to Friday.

  • Justin121

    Blue Flops and Last Flop Standing were top 2 scripted but couldn’t beat 20/20 and Flop Tank.

    Flop Country and Flop Center With Brian Williams need to be pulled.

    Touch got beat by Flop Nightamers LOL.

  • Rob R

    “Days Of Our Lives” does better each weekday for NBC than “Touch” did last night. And one-hour of DAYS probably costs 1/20th of what an hour of “Touch” does. That said, aren’t overnight ratings for Fridays increasingly irrelevant. Does this represent something like only 60 percent of the total eventual viewing of these programs?

  • Petar

    CBS fridays and i expext sundays are big mess. AR will be in danger and GB will flop hard. But CBS has best dramas reruns NCIS and POI for fridays till May sweeps where they stil has 4 UB episodes. Sunday is real mess.

    But still that are only real cbs problems.

  • Mary Sims

    I am standing strong for Malibu Country. It still has a chance. This is LMS second season-it did not do well last season and it was brought back and given a new time on a different night. Maybe MC will be given this chance. I hope so. It is a rare show. The family can watch it together. Not much of that on tv this day and time. Fingers crossed for MC.

  • Dave


    Some are suggesting that CBS will move HF0 to Friday. What do you think?

  • Oliver

    I guess I should expand on what I mean:

    Person of Interest
    NCIS (or LA, bumped from Tuesday to make way for RED)
    Criminal Minds

    2hr comedy block

    Survivor gets bumped to Sunday, CSI gets bumped to Friday.

    Yes, a bit messy, but all justifiable moves.

  • halloween

    Why was Touch Renewed? Not to hurt Kiefer’s feelings?

  • Greg

    If Malibu Country gets cancelled, I don’t see the point of keeping Last Man Standing either, unless they renew Happy Endings or The Neighbors and pair with it. There’s no way they can launch a new comedy there with a lead in of 1.4 and LMS won’t survive anywhere else.

  • Petar

    @CBS should try comedies on Friday. They need something with more demographic presence.

    These single cam commedies may be? But they will flop hard in my opinion. May be aging robin williams still can hold some of the cbs aging viewers in fridays. Better do so.

    cbs still has partners and friend me burn off episodes partners 8 episodes friend me 13 episodes. they can try it even this year. Again in my opinion they will flop hard too.

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