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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  • Terryjackson1NYC


    Of all of these shows, I’d much rather have Sarah Connor Chronicles back. It’s probably my favorite aspect of the entire Terminator franchise. It doesn’t matter if there were logical inconsistencies because we were dealing with probabilities instead of actualities. In a sense, it enhanced the films’ mythology (or mythologies, since Salvation even diverged a bit by having realities that were never mentioned to Sarah by Kyle in the original film). Still, it bombed. And, looking back, I do like the way it ended, even if it didn’t finish Sarah’s story.

    While I love the first two films, the reason why the third and fourth didn’t work is because the films were never about a rise of machines over people and the continued oppression of said people. The films were about a mother’s love for her child and her desire (and even ultimate NEED) to fulfill his destiny via her own. He always came first, if not for humanity, then at least for herself and her only true love, which lasted fewer than 72 hours.

  • Rebecca

    The Netflix deal for Arrested Development is 14 episodes, and they start streaming in May. Some of them are filmed already, since Ellen DeGeneres has mentioned it on her talk show (her wife Portia is on AD, of course). I think it ended well back when it ended, but I’ll watch the new episodes because I loved that show.

  • chris

    @Mary Sims the perception that LMS did bad its first season is completely false. Go back and look at the ratings. It averaged a 2.5 on Tuesday nights and was getting The Middle like ratings all of last season. It dropped off for its last 5 episodes because it was spring. The same happened to every other show in spring. LMS was a huge success last year which is why it survived over shows like Man Up and Work It which looking back at it, even those shows did better than Happy Endings and Apt.23 on Tuesdays.

  • Terryjackson1NYC


    Re: the downtown skyline. I like to think that the primary universe in Fringe was NEVER our own. The ultimate design they chose wasn’t going to be the one we chose here. I know this is letting them off the hook, but it’s fair, since television is NEVER supposed to operate in our own realm, at least when it’s fiction. If you make it science fiction, the leeway grows exponentially. And when you add multiple universes and timelines, there are all sort of reasons why things would appear different.

    What if the plans for finishing 1 WTC changed before the Observers “took over”? It’s entirely possible at this point that the spire won’t be built. It’s unnecessary and it doesn’t add anything to the foundation that isn’t cosmetic or to achieve the goal of a 1776ft tall building. This is further rationalization, but think about it. If the building can open a year earlier WITHOUT the spire, don’t you think it might happen? I actually think there is a chance that spire won’t exist. Besides, whenever anything has been shown to be “in the future” on TV, it NEVER looks like what the future is going to actually look like. So, I think they were having fun more than being silly.

    If we want to talk about silly, we can talk about how they sometimes forgot to remove the mountains from the background. :)

  • Terryjackson1NYC


    More than anything, my hope for AD is that it is good. It’ll be nice if it’s a hit, but I’d rather it be good.

  • ars041

    I don’t understand why people don’t watch Touch. I mean at least watch it for Kiefer. He is a great actor. I am surprised Heroes fans haven’t tuned in to it either since the creator is the same one from Heroes which by the way was taken way too early.

  • Patrick Gillease

    @ TerryJackson1NYC…well said about “Terminator.” I really enjoyed “Sarah Connor Chronicles” and was very sad when it was canceled. Your point about the true focus of the franchise is spot on. I was also annoyed that the films after T2 “undid” Humanity’s victory over the machines. James Cameron must be pissed that 2 of his greatest movies both had their endings, and ultimately much of their stories, completely “undone” by lackluster and unworthy sequels (“Aliens” and “T2″). I wish Hollywood would just learn to stop instead of trying to milk and ruin satisfying ends to their best films!

  • bluejoni

    Bye bye CSI NY !!! What a boring show !

  • Patrick Gillease

    @ Terry…regarding the omission of the new 1 WTC in “FRINGE’s” finale, you’re wrong here. In their earlier flash-forwards to 2036, and even when the fifth season opened, they showed the Freedom Towwer in that timeline, as looking South from Brooklyn. Then in the finale, 1 WTC was suddenly gone, as it was in earlier seasons of “FRINGE” when construction had not yet started. So omitting it wasn’t the writers and producers having fun. It was an FX mistake!!

    As for the real spire being omitted from the new 1 WTC as it’s being built now, I have not heard even a suggestion of this, and I live in NY! In fact, just the opposite. The news prominently featured the circular base that the spire will be attached to when it was installed several weeks ago. There is no way in hell it will be left off and not achieve the symbolic 1776 foot height for the building. Plus, the spire serves a purpose. It will once again be a broadcasting antenna for many of the NY TV stations, just as the old spire on the fallen 1 WTC was. It will be built !

  • JoshuaCanada

    I watched both last week and this week’s touch on TV. It’s a fairly good show but with these numbers I don’t even think there is a point in keeping up with it any more.

  • Terryjackson1NYC

    I agree, Patrick, about the Cameron aspect of things. But he is always selling the rights of his films in order to get enough money to make his next ridiculously over-budgeted film. He outdid all of them with Titanic, which doesn’t have any possibility for a sequel that would be green-lighted. The best they were every going to do was with the 3D re-release, which I missed but heard good things about. I’m not into 3D, since it destroys color aspects that are more important to actual “depth,” but I did hear this version was the first post-transfer conversion to actually be worth the time seeing. Maybe when we all have 3D-capable TVs in the near future I’ll give it a try. But I honestly have a hard enough time keeping my hands on my remotes; those glasses will be getting lost all the time!

    Back to Cameron. I just read that Avatar II is happening. I have no idea if he is involved. I’d like to think he is, but the truth is I was never a fan of the first. It’s actually the only Cameron film I enjoy. And when we consider Aliens, it’s possible that the person with the biggest beef would be Ridley Scott, since it was HIS creation that got out of hand. In fact, while I believe Aliens to be the best of the bunch, it is different enough from the feeling of the first for Scott to have the “right” to be annoyed, whether or not he’d ever actually admit it. (I mean, at least they kept the production in the UK, with most of the same team, which would be my biggest concern if I didn’t want to direct a sequel that was going to happen with or without me.)

  • Mon

    Blue Bloods grew off of CSI NY? That’s embarrassing. Certain cancellation is around the corner for CSI NY.

    At least, CSI: NY grew from its horrid 0.7 lead-in (as well as last week) and BB has better lead-in than NY that’s why BB grew at 10pm (and it hadn’t grown out of NY in previous weeks). Your favorite show Vegas losses 1/2 of its NCIS: LA lead-in.

  • Dan

    Fringe was lucky to get a full fourth season, it was amazing when FOX would give it a final 13 episode fifth season. They rarely give low rated shows final seasons and usually reserve final seasons for veterans that were once highly rated (Prison Break, 24, House). FOX probably wont do that again for a series.

    @Chris – I agree compared to this Tuesdays last year’s Tuesday comedies were comedy gold. The only ABC comedies that were axed last season were ones that aired in the Tuesday 8:30 slot (Man Up, Work It, Cougar Town), foreshadowing this years Tuesday trainwreck. Even Work It premiered to a 2.0. HE and A23 could’t even break that. LMS did great last year and honestly a 1.5 on Fridays winning its timeslot is looking good for renewal compared to low rated series on other nights, like all of NBC’s comedies sans The Office and Parks, and ABC’s Tuesday comedies.

  • Dan

    @Mon – Thats true CSI NY does build from The Job and then Blue Bloods builds from that. I think while CSI NY stil wil be cancelled, next season CBS wil probaby move CSI to Fridays at 9 and either stick with Undercover Boss at 8 or try a new drama at 8. That way with the original CSI on Fridays, CBS can premiere a new drama Wednesdays at 10. Vegas wills till be cancelled and replaced with NCIS LA spinoff.

  • Terryjackson1NYC


    I’m in the city at least every other week and get to see the building from every angle on each visit through the city. I WANT the spire to be built, but it isn’t going to be necessary. In fact, WTC 7, which was the first to be built (and it went up quickly) was built to serve the same function that you’ve already mentioned (plus to serve all of the mobile phones and a few other satellite-related needs).

    The building already looks almost sort of like an abomination. It’s so imposing over everything else that adding another ~700ft is going to make it look super crazy. It’ll be cool and, with the completion of the other five buildings, it’ll make more sense, but I think I’d be fine with the building opening a year earlier than having the economy of downtown still be incomplete.

    As for Fringe, consider this: the mistake must have occurred during season four. What if the alternate timeline has something to do with it? And what if any future film involves Petr having to decide whether or not to he should get back to his original timeline? This would be a good route to go if Torv remained uninterested in reprising the role of Olivia, which really took a backseat during this last season anyway. But if she wanted to stay, it could be that Petr needs to go there because, for some reason, she has died in the “yellow” timeline? Or what if Petr needs to get back to the primary timeline in order to bring back Walter from the future? There are lots of ways this can work, and many of them could explain why the spire wasn’t completed where he was at the end of the series. For instance, Petr was involved in infrastructure when we first met him in Iraq; what if his being pulled into the Fringe team kept him from getting involved in the creation of a fully-functional 1WTC? (I REFUSE to call it “The Freedom Tower.”)

    All of these things are possible in the world of Fringe. I guess the best way to find out whether or not this was REALLY a mistake would be to find a fan forum, which I’m sure there are plenty to peruse. Or, alternatively, you can contact Wyman and/or Pinkner.

    To me, the bigger mistake is the mountains that are sometimes in the background. They should NEVER be there, whether or not they are in Boston or NYC. The buildings might be an actual “issue,” but I don’t think there is anything that couldn’t be explained away if that is what they wanted their focus to be. And, honestly, a Fringe building that somehow relates back to 9/11 would be as interesting as it could get, especially if they wanted to pretend that the “truthers” are, on any level, not batcrap crazy.

  • JacobYates

    Vegas? Why the hell do you have to go there?

  • Dan

    @JacobYates & Mon – Unfortunately in a few months Vegas will be just another one and done CBS drama. Tuesday will be completely NCIS next season and while The Voice will probably still be a powerhouse, NBC would likely dominate the night completely had they waited one more season to cancel JAG.

  • Patrick Gillease

    @ Terry….I don’t want to beat a dead horse with “FRINGE” and the missing 1 WTC in the finale. You and I almost seem to be the last ones left in this thread now, anyway. You can just call or e-mail me privately, LOL. But, you seem to be thinking I was saying only the SPIRE was missing, since you keep talking about that. The ENTIRE BUILDING was missing from the universe flashes of 2036 in the “FRINGE” finale. That’s what I have a problem with. More likely, there wasn’t enough money to make a new special effect showing downtown with 1 WTC now in it, as the earlier Brooklyn scenes showed, but from a consistency standpoint, it just annoyed me!

  • Terryjackson1NYC

    I guess I’d need to see episode numbers and screen caps to get what you mean, Patrick. I’m sure you’re not just being nitpicky for the sake of it, but it’s not anything that bothered me and I lived in the city for a decade. I even worked in the original towers, so I feel like I’d notice it, but there is a distinct possibility that I’m just blocking it out, since I do like to pretend it didn’t happen.

  • Carrie

    @omabin: You can say goodbye to me, ‘honey’, but I’m not going anywhere. ;) And I did touch on ‘your points’ — based on your very first post, where you mentioned Elementary should be moved to Friday “and be useful for the network”. Now, that doesn’t make any sense, since you talk as if the show ISN’T doing anything useful for CBS right now…which is why I said you were on a hallucinogenic drug (and sorry, but you still haven’t changed my mind about that).

    Yes, yes — we know. Elementary is not as strong in the coveted demo as it could be, but for a 10 pm show, it isn’t doing terribly awful.

    I’m sure you made other comments to other people after that first one, but I’m pinpointing your very first post. And I’d like to know why you’d damn Elementary to Friday — where most (not all, but MOST) shows go to die — rather than concede that it is doing well enough to be put on another ‘useful’ night of the week. Or better yet, why not just leave it on Thursday night at 10:00 p.m.? It’s not as if a lot of 10 pm shows hit above 3.0+ anyway, so Elementary seems to be alright in that slot.

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