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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  • Gabriel

    FOX is so stupid!!! They knew “Touch” had no saving.

    Instead of giving FRINGE a complete final season (22 episodes) and cancelling the mediocre Touch , they decided to give it a 2nd chance and to give only 13 episodes to Fringe…. well done FOX, well done… Even a 5-year-old child has better planning than you.

  • chrisss

    @ Oliver

    Wouldn’t it make more sense for the NCISes to stay where they are and for Red to get the Tuesday 10pm slot?

  • Terryjackson1NYC

    OMG I became a huge fan of Fringe over the summer, after knowing it would get a natural conclusion. I got the first three seasons of DVDs and downloaded the fourth, watching them all before the final season premier. I enjoyed season five very much and thought the ending was the most satisfying of any of JJ Abrams’ shows. So, I don’t want to be called a hater or a troll.

    THERE IS NO REASON IN THE WORLD WHY FRINGE’S LAST SEASON NEEDED TO HAVE MORE THAN 13 EPISODES. WB likely had to pay Fox to air episodes, which might have been a first, but we’ll never know. What we do know is that the production levels were so low compared to other seasons that having to stretch out a 13-episode budget to last 20 episodes would have meant a 50% drop in production budget. That’s just insane.

    We now know what the best scenario is for a Fox drama on Fridays. It’s at around 1.0 in the demo. We don’t know what the floor is, though, but it seems to me that it’s sinking faster than anybody could have imagined. Touch isn’t coming back. It had a chance if the numbers could have average even slightly above 1.0.

    The real question is what Fox is going to do next year. I’m guessing they’re going to move comedies that are nearing syndication levels to that 9PM slot. But Touch is almost entirely in the can and there is no reason for a Saturday burn off when Friday numbers are about the same. At this point, it’s all about next year. Are they going to even TRY to put something scripted up at that time?

    I’ve been saying for about ten days that they’d be best to put on reruns of The Americans or American Horror Story or anything else from FX that is already past its current season. AHS would probably be the best bet, since the seasons are contained.

  • Oliver

    They have overlapping audiences and people won’t want to watch NCIS for three hours straight.

  • Petar

    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.

    ME: You are smart. I agree with you that is best option for cbs in MY opinion too. But if these commedies flop hard on thursday this will be new cbs mess. And without poi lead-in not sure what will happen with elementary. And also cbs should spend a lot of money to advertise all these moves, Still think is big time risk with big time award. If sitcoms flop on thuraday than will be big time flop.

  • Mon

    Both CSI shows dipped to series lows this week due to CBS’ decision to air a repeat of TBBT and The Job after each shows. One sure thing is they will both bounce back next week!

  • Brandy

    @rockmypants, not in MT.

  • Steve Sanders

    Why doe’s Reba M. always have to be called “Reba” in her crappy shows…..I mean,anyone who looks and sounds like Kermit the Frogs redneck half sister is instantly recognized.

  • tscchope

    Unlikely I think that Glee will move to Friday. I think Fox will keep its comedy nights on Tuesday and Thursday. The Following might, but ibelieve cancvellation more likely. Fox do have a couple of Pilots that look slated for Friday -The JJ Abrams and a TV series for Sleepy Hollow.

    Fox probably won’t pull Touch yet, but if it falls again next week…

  • Petar


    I think Oliver is most clever and has best schedule but and most risk too.

  • Derek

    Why are the networks still even trying on Friday nights? Just show reruns like on Saturday. Geesh!

  • ethan

    ouch for touch and MC…guessing those will be canned. and for csiNY, i thought it was gone last year, and it managed to hold on so…I wonder if USA would pull ‘Criminal Intent’ and save it, consider how lousy their orhinals are doing right now.

  • ***

    Time to bring back Fringe!!!

  • omabin


    While Elementary has the same ratings average as H50 and CSI (its fellow renewable 10pm shows, not counting the sunday and friday graveyeards), it should be doing way better than them due to three factors:
    1. Age and Promotion: It is a newbie show, which means it will tend to decrease its ratings as its ages. I know this is cbs’s land of procedurals so there will be exceptions and poi is just one of them (ncis being the extreme other), but even poi had a very positive uptrend last year that would suggest this would happen. No such trend for elementary, which suggests it might follow the normal rate of decline of shows that age. Also, it cannot expect the same amount of promotion that CBS put behind it in the next years, with all the advertisement and even a post super bowl slot that it absolutely waste

    2. Lead-In: While CM, MM and POI are all lead-ins of about the same side, CSI-CM and POI-Elementary are much more compatible that MM-H50, so it should be taking a bigger advantage than that than it is. I am not retentionista when it comes to renewing shows, but I do believe it tells something about the inner strenght of a show and it does not look good for Elementary. If it can’t make it out of the super compatible and high rated POI, it would only probably be better of behind NCIS and there is no way CBS does that.

    3. Competition: While Scandal has risen a lot and became very serious competition, NBC still has the slot basically empty, as it has been for the entire 15 episodes Elementary has aired in the slot, something that neither CSI or H50 had the luxury of having. In addition, H50 went up against the mosnter that was Revolution in the fall, pulling the likes of 3s for most of its run and against Monday Night Football.

    My point? Elementary is the weakest show out of three. I actually think an argument could easily be made also that it is weaker than The Mentalist as well but I won’ even get into that. So do you leave an under-peforming show on Thursdays, where the post-poi slot is bound to be the second most valuable slot on the network to launch a new drama? I don’t think they should, at all. I also don’t think it warrants the spots of H50 or CSI as it would perform worse, as I have just argued. I suppose it would do okay on Tuesdays, but again, that is prime real estate for a new drama that shows more growth potential than Elementary. Because that is exactly the problem of the show: it does not seem to show any ability to grow. Its ratings are good enough for renewal, but the growth potential does not appear to be there. This is why I think a move to Fridays/Sundays is their best best, especially because the show is still probably strong enough to give them some much needed help on these nights (I feel like it would do way better than launching yet another flop on fridays)

  • Jcc

    Mob dr ratings starting to look good after what touch is doing ! Another mistake by fox !

  • SJ


    Why does Elementary need to move anywhere? It is their highest rated 10pm show for god’s sake! And their best freshman show. Aside from your obvious personal bias against the show, I don’t see why you would suggest CBS move it.


    NCIS: Red Team or whatever the WT is is a direct spin-off of NCIS: LA, not NCIS, so it would make sense to keep LA at 9 and air the spin-off at 10. Is three hours of NCIS on one night too much? Maybe, but I’d still bet that the third NCIS is going to be their highest rated new drama next year…

    CBS has got to be thinking about moving Vegas to Fridays now, right? I mean, they probably don’t have a lot of faith in Gold Boy, seeing how they haven’t renewed a mid-season freshman drama in seven years (since The Unit in 2006) but having it air on Fridays out of what’s surely going to be a drama repeat* is just setting it up to fail.

    *Undercover Boss is slated to return for May sweeps and I can’t see CBS keeping The Job there, although a Saturday 8pm burn-off is a strong possibility given the high-profile companies involved. I’d be surprised if it just vanished from the schedule.

  • Petar


    Well i still doubt that people want more ncis spin offs. I stop to watch ncis 3 years ago. Get tired. And guess not a lot people remmember what happen with cm spin off. And this will be ncis la spin off so even worse. cbs will air it in april or may sweeps so will see how will perform and we can judge better. But is shame when you have ncis&poi reruns to air the job. All people know how bad will go the job this week.

  • SJ

    I don’t see the point of renewing one out of Last Man and Malibu Country. Either they’re both renewed, or both canceled. I think they’ll both be renewed. MC will probably adjust up to a 1.2 as it has for 3-4 weeks in a row now and that should be enough to earn a renewal. It’s sad to think that her WB show had better ratings than this one, and this one airs on a major network. And then The CW idiotically cancelled it… I’m still miffed about that one.

    NBC’s newsmagazines are down, but given how inexpensive they are, I’d say this has been NBC’s best night of the week. :D

  • Hepha

    CSI NY does not deserve to have such a lame lead in for its season (or series ?) finale ! Put some reruns of NCIS or anything !
    It’s sad, but I really hope that Golden Boy will be a failure :/

  • SJ

    Kitchen Nightmares is likely finished with these ratings, and Touch… well, like many have said, why Fox even renewed it is a bit of a mystery. The show struggled after Idol. ‘nough said.

    (P.S. These three comments used to be one long comment, but something got caught in your spam filter so I had to repost. If you should find my original comment, feel free to delete it since I’ve already said all I wanted to say. Thanks.)

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