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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NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.


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Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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  • omabin


    Read my previous comment explaining the Elementary situation (it’s in the middle of page 4, before your comment). As for my bias, I have never watched the show, I have absolutely nothing against it.

  • Rebecca

    Too bad for Touch. I’m not watching this second season so far…if I change my mind later I can keep up on hulu. We only watched LMS, as usual, and by the time we get around to watching the recording of it we sometimes get sucked into Shark Tank, interesting show. But not for long since we then watch LMS and whatever DVD we have for the night.

  • Joe

    Another Tim Kring show will bite the dust. It’s only a matter of time. Fox, do yourself a favor and put the rest of the episodes on Netflix. Save your money and bring back Firefly.

  • David

    WahahahahhHahahah revenge will be canceled !!!

  • Terryjackson1NYC

    Wow. It’s been a while since I’ve heard “bring back Firefly.”

    It’s not that it’s a bad idea or anything. It’s a horrible idea. Most of the main cast are off doing other, bigger things. It might be possible to do a show in the Firefly universe and have crossover guest appearances that suggest how the other story is progressing, maybe leading to a big screen feature. But “bring back Firefly” is something that has been dead for nearly a decade. Let’s keep it that way. It’s crazy enough that people are saying “being back Fringe,” for God’s sake.

  • Shepherd


    “The real question is what Fox is going to do next year.”

    I actually think the Friday drama slot will be taken over by The Following. If TF manages to get renewed, I think there is a good chance that the ratings will be low enough to warrant the move to Fridays.

    @Steve Sanders

    “Why doe’s Reba M. always have to be called “Reba” in her crappy shows?”
    She obviously cannot act. I simply doubt that she has the necessary skills to respond to anything but her real name on camera.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Brandy – OK, regardless, an hour of time doesn’t just disappear. Nikita and CSI: NY have different timeslots, the former being an hour earlier. My pointing that out was because you said they air at the same time… they can’t.

  • davie

    I now Fringe finished.properly and really well actually…but damn it took 2 seasons for its penultimate episode to reach a 0.8, and finished episode 100 at 1.1, but looking at Touch’s number does make a fan want to say ”damn Fox, should’ve given WB those extra 9 episodes could’ve at least hit the 1.0

    Heroes, Touch, this doesnt bode well for Krings sci fi future if he has one. Loved Heroes, watched Touchs pilot, felt convoluted, even for me.

  • Oliver


    It worked for Arrested Development.

    …and yet no-one says “Bring Back Life on a Stick”

  • Terryjackson1NYC


    I can see the argument for moving The Following to Friday, but I don’t see how it’s worth it to renew first season shows just to put them on Fridays when doing so is going to ultimately cost everybody a LOT of money.

    Fox needs to put something on Fridays that is either going to make them money in the end (i.e., shows that are close to syndication) or something that isn’t going to cost them very much (repeats, films from the vast Fox library, “reality” shows or shows from other sources that don’t cost much, most likely from other Fox-owned networks, such as FX.)

  • Petar

    @I actually think the Friday drama slot will be taken over by The Following. If TF manages to get renewed, I think there is a good chance that the ratings will be low enough to warrant the move to Fridays.

    I agree. But options are only 3 – tf, glee, bones. and may be rh but doubt fox will put commedies there. So the chance to guess it is good.

  • Patrick Gillease

    I bet FOX is wishing they gave “FRINGE” a full final season now with such atrocious numbers for “TOUCH.” Bye Bye. Kiefer has lost HIS golden touch!

  • Terryjackson1NYC


    I’m not sure if it worked for Arrested Development. Have we SEEN any episodes, yet? Do we even know how many are in the can (if any are, indeed, in the can)? Do we know if the show is going to be what it once was?

    I think the example you’re looking for might be along the lines of Family Guy or Futurama, which both had great followings that were built after they were off the air. One of those was a great idea and the other was only an ok idea. (Futurama, while one of my favorite shows ever, has been diluted in its creativity during, especially, the last 13 episodes that aired.) These shows could easily come back because nobody had to be on a set at the same time.

    There are great reasons to bring back Firefly. The fact that it is widely considered one of the best TV shows ever is one of the reasons. But it isn’t going to be a big hit. And the fact is that, today, a show like Firefly would cost a lot of money to do it well. It’d have to come back with production values that weren’t expected of it during its first iteration.

    If you’re talking about Fringe, I’d like to say that the story has already been told. And then we got an extra story on top of it that didn’t need to be told. (The Observers VERY EASILY could have stayed a mysterious group from the future that were concerned only with making sure the two universes were saved from an unnecessary war with each other.)

    If there is another Fringe, I hope it’s in a film version. There are lots of stories that can be told and none of them would really require all of the cast. As long as you have Walter and/or Petr, the world of Fringe can continue. I’d like to see a film with almost everybody, but I do think new stories will have to arise out of a cast that isn’t the same.

  • Shepherd


    I see your point, but I doubt that FOX looks at the move as a guaranteed failure. I think they really have hopes that a drama could succeed there as long as it has a somewhat loyal fan base. While I’ll never understand the decision to renew Touch, even if the ratings fall, the people who like The Following really seem to love it and I think it would have a much greater chance at success than Touch ever did. I wouldn’t be surprised if FOX was willing to take another shot at having a steady performer on Fridays, especially considering the ‘Bacon’ factor.
    Obviously, it’s still way too early to know how the ratings are going to turn out; only time will tell.

  • Terryjackson1NYC

    Oh, no! Not you, too, Patrick!

    A 22-episode season of Fringe would have been ATROCIOUS. And you surely most know this. It would have been so bad that the numbers would have sunk this low very quickly. People who stayed with Fringe until the end were already upset with the lousy production values and the very small starring cast.

    No, I’d much rather have had it end after season four (without a “Letters of Transit” episode, of course) than get a full season five with 50% less the production values that we ended up getting.

  • iggy

    Ha! Touch is a bust!

    Duh. It has been a bust for about 12 months.

  • R N Taylor

    Question? How can ABC consider cancelling MC and LMS when ABC is doing as well as any other network on Friday night? CBS seems to be its closest rival. Am I missing something here? Read how much LMS and MC beat its rivals on Friday night, especially Fox. How can MC be the most watched new comedy for weeks and yet, LMS beats it in the ratings pool. Are the raters the same people week after week? If so, couldn’t they have favorite shows that they push and others that they put down? Look at Nikita. Viewers loved it;raters not so much.

  • Dan

    Touch is dead but will air all episodes, The Job may get pulled but its cheap enough for CBS to just leave on.

    Last Man Standing will probably get renewed over Malibu Country but then again I wouldn’t be surprised if both were cancelled this May.

    CSI NY is in its final season people. Series finale airs next week. RIP September 22, 2004 – February 22, 2013

  • Terryjackson1NYC


    I think the people at Fox have either realized that there is no hope for a drama in that slot (that isn’t already heading into the third season) or are happy to report losses to their shareholders. The only way a drama makes it to that slot in the future is if the company the produces it is willing to take a hit to get it to syndication numbers. This might even include shows from other networks, but moving a second season show with low first season numbers is now a guaranteed loss. We know it now after years of doing it with show after show. Nearly a decade has gone by since anything has been a “hit” in that spot. It’s been since the mid-90s, I think, since anything has been a BIG hit.

  • Karen Pac

    I hope Malibu Country is renewed! I love the cast, there is real chemistry. The stories are getting better and better. It just needs some time. Its my favorite new show. And its a show we watch as a family.

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