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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  • Red Jane

    Touch – so dead… may get even deader…. But no surprise as it should have been cancelled last year… And Fox knows it which is why Touch moved to Fridays…

  • David Howell

    TGW fans should be rejoicing at that CSINY 1.2. Suddenly a show very lucky to even get a season 3 looks more likely than not to get a season 5. The only alternative is probably more sitcom time.

    Mentalist is not even close to being a bubble show at this point. What was the last show to survive the Sunday 10pm slot on CBS?

  • Flopincent Keller


  • Dan

    @David Howell – Even though CSI NY will get cancelled, Good Wife can just as easily get cancelled or renewed. CBS probably already figures that Vegas and CSI NY will be axed but they need to cancel 1 more drama or possibly 2 to air 3 new dramas next fall. Its between The Good Wife and The Mentalist. 1 of the two or both will be gone. The Mentalist is higher rated but The Good Wife is owned by CBS and CBS could just get rid of both if they want to expand sitcom time or have Undercover Boss be on the fall schedule. The last time CBS had a lot of cancellations was May 2010. Since then it was only a few shows. THis could be the season where CBS clears their bubble deck and Vegas, CSI NY, Mentalist and Good Wife all fit in that category. If CBS can find a syndication home for The Good Wife then it can survive 1 more short final season.

  • sara

    Touch…yet another example of Fox executives’ unending talent for picking the wrong shows to back. On to the next, after all developing and promoting these losers doesn’t cost anything, does it?

  • Matt


  • Matt


    Sorry you feel that way about Season 5 of Fringe. I loved it. I think it hit all the right emotional notes and I was happy with where the characters ended up. Yes, the Peter-Observer arc was unnecessary and there was a lot of filler, but I enjoyed the ride nonetheless. I also thought that we needed the Observers origin story, which we got. Was it perfect? No. But it was good. I think Fringe as a whole benefited with the inclusion of Season 5. While Season might not have been the best season, if you look at Fringe as a whole, it’s good to have that chapter in there.

  • sara

    @Dan Just wanted to point out that giving House MD a final season wasn’t a Fox decision. Showrunner David Shore had said he wanted an answer on its being renewed or not early enough to be able to prepare a real finale if it was over, NBC and Fox either didn’t get around to talking or their delays were some kind of negotiating tactic, but finally SHore and Hugh Laurie (who had said he would be willing to discuss pay cut for season 9) felt they had to make a move or be left without enough time to really end it well. Shore ended it. And Fox gave us Mob Doctor to fill the “medical drama’ gap.

  • Terryjackson1NYC

    I do love that, a month after leaving the air, Fringe is still being discussed on Saturdays. I suspect this is going to be the case for a few years, as long as Fox tries to put dramas on Fridays at 9:00. It’s a total shame that there is no reason to put it in the titles of the posts anymore.

  • wade

    abc has the best friday lineup with shark tank and last man standing. malibu country is not half bad either. cant believe cbs cant make fridays work.

  • Jason

    Gosh, the only highest rated show in terms of demographics Friday was Shark Tank.

  • Dan

    @Sara – I know about that, NBC owning House actually meant that renewals and contracts took a lot longer than usual in order for the series to be renewed. The show may still be on if FOX owned it but I meant that even if David Shore and Hugh Laurie didn’t end it on there terms, FOX would’ve given the show a final season somehow. If a show is a veteran drama on FOX then they usually will give it a final season. So if Bones would end anytime soon, FOX would likely make the decision for May around this time at the latest so the creators can have time to wrap things up. Fortunately Bones has been renewed already.

    My guess is in terms of Fridays next season FOX may try comedies at 8 and a drama at 9, or maybe 2 dramas or maybe Kitchen Nightmares and a drama. They’ve had the best luck with KN and other reality shows but they will still try out dramas on Fridays.

  • CrimTV

    Why are the ratings falling this week?

  • Cass rowlwland

    CBS should have kept csi Miami why was it even cancelled

  • gg

    LOL CBS is pathetic and they DESERVE FAILURE.

    I bet they wanna kill themselves for letting GHOST WHISPERER go 2 yrs ago, which was getting 6-7 million views on a FRIDAY.

  • SJ


    TVLine said something about the ratings slipping before a long holiday weekend. What holiday falls in the middle of February exactly?

  • Fan

    Do you remember what happened in October when Made in Jersey aired ? The Show scored a 0.8 and Blue Bloods had a 1.2. CSI: NY got a 1.2 only because it had no lead-in and Im not sure CBS will cancel the Show because of it !

  • Rebecca

    Presidents’ Day weekend. Many had Friday off as well as this coming Monday, so some people could be out of town.

  • CBSviewer

    It looks like the CSI: NY’s Season Finale will end on a cliffhanger. Since I watched the promo i think so.
    Any informations about that ?

  • PurpleDrazi

    Low numbers for Friday but not surprising. I don’t watch anything on Fridays right now. Can’t wait for Grimm to return!

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