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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  • Terryjackson1NYC

    Even if the numbers are low because of a holiday weekend, I’d still say that utilizing that fact in dissecting any of the data can bring us perilously close to a round of Fan Excuse Bingo. I don’t think that’s anybody’s intention, but we mustn’t lend credence to the idea.

    I’d say the only thing that would ever really matter enough to impact ratings and be worth considering would likely lead to the preemption of most television shows. (Like an assassination attempt or a major city-wide disaster.)

  • 728huey

    Touch is a dead show walking, and its ratings are pathetic. Having said that, I’m pretty sure FOX will allow it to air all of its episodes this season before puling the plug permanently on the show.

    As for The JOB, CBS needs to pull this show off the schedule immediately. However, they still have four weeks of programming they need to fill for Friday nights before the NCAA tournament begins. Next week they can air a repeat of NCIS, PoI, or Criminal Minds along with the series finale of CSI:NY, but what about the three weeks after that? Is there a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie they could air? Is there a Jesse Stone movie they could put on the schedule?

  • Jt

    I am looking forward to this years up fronts as i think were going to see a ton of new shows for next year.

  • Dan

    @Fan – CBS isn’t going to cancel CSI NY because of one night’s ratings. They’re going to cancel it because every year they cancel their overall lowest rated series to make room and its at least 1 veteran drama every year. May 2011 CSI NY was barely renewed but it was kept in favor of CMSB because it made more sense for CBS syndication wise. Last year CSI NY was renewed over Miami because Miami was 2 years older and Fridays were in better shape than Sundays. This year CBS has no reason not to cancel CSI NY.

  • PhilipM

    @Dan: I think it’s highly unlikely that CBS will cancel all of Vegas, CSI: NY, TM and TGW alongside MIJ. Golden Boy is another drama that’s probably more likely to be canceled than renewed.

    Doing so would create two open slots on Sunday and one or two open slots on Friday, depending on whether or not Undercover Boss takes the 8:00 PM slot in the fall. CBS hasn’t launched a new show on Sunday for years. Well, in fact they did so last season, but that was just another reminder of how hard it would be to make a new show work that night. The same could be said about Friday where recent additions like MIJ or AGM failed.

    The alternative would be to move established shows to Friday and Sunday and debut all or at least most of the four or five new dramas between Monday and Thursday. Looking at the network’s recent track record, they were only able to get one new drama to work in each of the last two seasons, POI and Elementary, and the latter is only kinda working. CBS would need a great bunch of drama pilots to make a bold move like canceling all of their bubble shows.

    Vegas is a goner and this week’s rating doesn’t help CSI: NY’s already slim chances either. Other than that, I’d be quite surprised to not see TM and TGW return next season. If Golden Boy was a success, one of TM or TGW could be in trouble again.

  • iggy

    Why are the ratings falling this week?

    Because the daylight hours are getting noticeably longer. And the networks have lost a big promotional tool (NFL) to keep people watching all week.

  • Cath

    Forgot “Touch” was on. Oops.

    How many times has CBS almost cancelled CSI:NY? The way the show was winding up last night I thought that that was the final episode. Only watched last third anyway. Rented a movie instead because I wan’t going to watch The Job.

    Who thought The Job was going to fill that early hole? The ads looked dreadful. Funny how Undercover Boss does fine in that slot, fine for Fridays anyway.

    It would really be nice if something could succeed on Fridays. Blue Bloods usually grows audience from CSI:NY. Considering the other two networks run news magazine shows now. BB is a decent alternative.

  • Jt

    No but its not done great all year.

  • BigBrotherFan

    MC needs to be canceled. I’m sorry and I don’t care what you people say about the “friday factor” honestly ABC could do themselves a big favor and cancel the thing. It is such an embarassment to Reba and the whole thing just stinks! Yeah, I know! I know! This has likely been beaten to death but who cares ABC should of burnt 666 Park Ave there and wrapped both these turkeys earlier or at the very least put them on a month break put 666 Park, Ave. then put these turkeys on for 7 weeks and throw the AMAZING Happy Endings in this bottomless pit to die! It’s unreal how this network treats their shows!

    Touch is SUCH A BOMB! I mean, this show got DUMB FAST! and WHAT A WASTE of Sutherland Holy Heck! The guy isn’t the best actor in the world, fine, but its not by any means bad. This show is all wrong for his brand and does NOTHING to show his more likable traits, at all! He’s meant for action PERIOD. The show moves at a lagging pace. NONE of the characters are likeable. Basically this fell apart after the PILOT. Needs to go.

    Kitchen Nightares wasn’t bad last night. That family was funny and insane.

    THE JOB is a blah kinda show. I kinda wish it didn’t take itself so seriously. The dramatics of it all are comical and the contestants are very boring. LISA LING WHAT WHERE YOU THINKING HERE?

    I see Blue Bloods and CSI NY is still HUGE with the 90+ crowd.

    No new Nikita last night BORING! :(

  • BigBrotherFan


    LOL are you kidding me? Doesnt that Jesse Stone stuff skew something like 90+? Honestly didnt it do something like 12MIL viewers and a 1.0 in the demo when it aired last?

    …It wouldnt do much better here in place of the JOB.

    I say repeats of NCIS

  • MissJo


    I don’t think it ends on a cliffhanger.
    I think they did a season finale that could act as a series finale just like last year.

  • Brian

    Friday Night TV is a total joke! Nothing on worth watching on those networks anyways…..i don’t ever bother anymore..i’m Done!

  • Tristan

    FOX treated Fringe really well. Steady full seasons, Fall starts, no mid-season replacement crap, no gigantic hiatus, etc. And all that despite low ratings since season 2.

    No way i’m bashing FOX even though Touch is getting lower numbers

  • Xerophytes

    Might as well Fox gave Fringe a full season with that kind of rating from Touch… and bad news is, that’s just second Friday. At least Fringe endured the Friday night for two seasons.

  • Dan

    Wow CSI NY tanked without Undercover Boss as a lead-in!

  • JulieDawn

    Such a pity about Touch. I mean if you’d asked me last season I would’ve said to cancel it, I watched every week but was bored as often as not.

    However the 3 eps so far have been really enjoyable, I think the Maria Bello addition and change of location has helped, in addition Jake is offscreen more, therefore less annoying and allowing for more of the story to focus on Kiefer. If only it had taken this direction last year I think it might have done better.

    Unfortunately too many people gave up last year, can’t blame them, so are missing how much better it looks to be.

    If the ratings stay like this, and I fear they will, I won’t be surprised if it gets pulled before all this season airs, although I hope not.

  • networkman

    It is time to cancel The Job or air it on Saturday night. And now CBS should air comedy repeats in the 8pm hour. The drama repeats already come on Saturday Night.

    Touch may last 2 more episodes but it is starting to get into dangerous, unacceptabe numbers for the network. I can see it at .5 That is getting into the CW territory. No Good. FOX should just try Cops on Friday at 9pm and the just put the Sporting Specials on Saturday.

  • disney rocks

    If Cbs does pull the job, they should put in its place foa ra few weeks comedy reruns- 2 Broker Girls needs some reruns apart from its regular timeslot, Mike and Molly ,HIMYM, ROE; I don’t think they could air TBBT as thats already reran so much on CBS alone, and i think they’re only allowed to show so many reuns of the same episode on their network. But the others would be good choices.

  • Janssen

    How can some of you compare Fringe with Touch ratings wise? Touch is already WAY below Fringe although it’s only in its second season. Pathetic.

  • Hepha

    Given the lead in, last Friday night won’t be a reason for CBS to cancel CSI NY. CSI NY clearly proved it was still strong and a real support for BB. I keep on thinking that CSI NY will be canceled only if Golden Boy is a success ! If not, CBS won’t be able to find something better.

    Besides, CBS announced this week that it does not intend to order as much new dramas as usual. So all CSI NY fans, let’s be positive ! :)

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