TV Ratings Friday: 'Undercover Boss' Returns Down,'CSI:NY' Finale Flat, 'Nikita' Dips, 'Last Man Standing' & 'Malibu Country' Down

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February 23rd, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.5/5 1.4/4 1.3/4 0.9/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.920 9.258 5.647 2.805 0.949

ABC was number one in adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers.

On ABC, Last Man Standing earned a 1.3 down 7 percent from last week’s 1.4.  Malibu Country scored a 1.1 down 8 percent from last week’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Shark Tank garnered a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. 20/20 notched a 1.4 down 7 percent from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Undercover Boss returned to a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating down 21 percent from a 1.9 for its most recent original episode on February 1 but more than doubling The Job’s performance in the timeslot last week. The season (and perhaps series) finale of CSI:NY earned a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week’s performance. Your predictions were too optimistic.  Blue Bloods garnered 1.4 among adults 18-49, matching last week’s performance.

On FOX, Kitchen Nightmares earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating even with last week.Touch 0.7 adults 18-49 ratin, flat with last week.

On NBC a two hour Dateline garnered a 1.4 up 8 percent from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Rock Center scored a 1.0 down 9 percent from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Nikita earned a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating down 40 percent from a 0.5 for its most recent original episode on February 8.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, February 22, 2013

Time  Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS Undercover Boss 1.5/5 7.33
NBC Dateline (8-10PM) 1.4/4 6.22
ABC Last Man Standing 1.3/4 6.01
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.1/4 3.10
CW Nikita 0.3/1 1.26
8:30 ABC Malibu Country (8:31PM-9) 1.1/3 5.05
9:00 ABC Shark Tank 1.8/6 6.44
CBS CSI: NY - Season Finale 1.2/4 9.39
FOX Touch 0.7/2 2.51
CW Cult - R 0.2/1 0.64
10:00 CBS Blue Bloods 1.4/4 11.06
ABC 20/20 1.4/4 5.79
NBC Rock Center 1.0/3 4.50


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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David
> Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/5.
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49
> Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late
> Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.
> * From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline"
> averaged a 1.5/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in
> the Local People Meters.
> * From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.8/6
> 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" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 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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  • Kat

    Cue people being happy about Nikita’s drop in 5, 4, 3, 2…

  • Remote Patrolled

    Shark Tank is the only decent rating of the night. Again!

  • Jarrod

    Nikita will adjust up to at least a 0.4. Either way, season 4 IS coming.

  • Melanie

    Oh heck — Nikita down. Too bad it was a good episode.

  • JR35

    Shark Tank continues as a consistent, solid performer.

  • Nikitafan

    NO…sad for nikita

  • TOM

    Nikita =(

    a hope that they ajusted up for a 0.4

  • Felipe

    Damn it! A 0.3 for Nikita? :( Waiting for the half-hours.

    At least, almost all the CW shows dropped this week.

  • rob60990

    Just give Malibu Country its 1.2 now. ;) not surprised both comedies are down. I havent seen a single ad for both in weeks.

    Surprised there was no bump for CSI NY.

    Nikita sinks but im sure its loser fans will blame the break.

  • Sam

    Last Man Standing and Malibu Country were preempted in the DC/Northern VA/Southern MD area.

  • forg

    Sucks for LMS :(

    Quiet end for CSI: New York

  • Jarrod

    I wish The CW would put 90210 as a repeat on Fridays @ 9:00 to see how well the ratings do there so that they could think about moving it. Not like the ratings could get any worse at this point.

  • tahina

    CSI NY seemed like series finale to me and ratings are saying adios!

  • Denis

    Pathetic for NIKITA and CULT


  • rob60990

    What is with this delusion that Nikita will adjust up? Its never adjusted up at least in that timeslot. Fans should pray it doesnt adjust down. :D

  • r0ckmypants

    Considering Cult had only 0.3 and 0.86mil total viewers for the premiere, that’s a surprisingly decent repeat… especially coming out of a lower Nikita.

  • zerg

    Ouch! for CSINy I was expending 1.5-1.6 and a bit higher for UB

    MC is done..so-so for LSM considering Dateline and UB ratings

    Fox’s lineup is dead as WC’s one

  • TOM

    Nikita half hours?

  • James

    I think nikita deserves much better rating considering how good last nights episode was! I do believe we will still get a season 4! It hasn’t been a good week for the CW and why did they pair nikita with cult? That show is rubbish they should of kept it with a repeat of arrow! I also think that Nikita is gona get renewed coz it may not be big in the us but internationally it’s very good! (I live in the UK and have to watch it online all the time) :( What are the half hour ratings?

  • Jarrod

    *Should. Whoops.
    As for Nikita, not really worried. Majority of The CW shows (except TVD) did pretty bad this week.

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